Age Range: Group Trips Ages 11+, Women's Trips Ages 18+, Ambassador Trips Ages 14-18
Starting Price: $645
Trip Types: Group Trips, Women's Trips, Ambassador TripsRequest More Info
From the Andes Mountains to the Caribbean coastline and the Amazon Rainforest, Colombia is one of the most ecologically diverse countries in the world.
Colombia sits at the crossroads of Central and South America, allowing for a widespread diversity of cultures. Currently, there is a large influx of Venezuelan refugees coming through Colombia, putting a strain on its economic resources.
Many in Colombia have been affected by homelessness, drug addiction, or violence from drug trafficking, but God is bringing hope and restoration.
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In order to best serve you and empower you to serve others, we're offering no-hassle refunds for all our groups for the next year. We'll work directly with you to make sure you are well taken care of. Details on this policy here.
Details & Logistics
Our partners at City of Refuge, have a variety of ministry programs in which you'll be able to engage. City of Refuge's vision is to provide a refuge for those in need through the provision of humanitarian aid and holistic programing. Through feeding, housing, recovery, education, and work-readiness programming we help provide both short and long term assistance for those interested in restoring their lives and creating lasting change for their futures.
- Men and Women's Recovery programs: Serve women coming out of homelessness, addiction and prostitution through a one-year Christ-centered restoration program. Through daily Bible classes, counseling and life skills training, City of Refuge seeks to give men and women an opportunity to find total and complete healing in Christ.
- Feeding program: People from throughout the community gather for a nice meal and a chance to feel the warmth of someone who cares for them.
- Join a diverse team of local and international volunteers who go out on the streets weekly to minister to the homeless, addicted and displaced. This is the first step in the ladder of Ciudad Refugio's recovery programs. An invitation is given to those who live on the streets to come and sleep in the Ciudad Refugio shelter.
- Minister to the next generation through Ciudad Refugio's Youth Development Program. The program is a safe haven for at-risk youth where they can learn, grow and develop positive relationships with God, self and others.
The lodging site has 60 bunk beds. Men and women will be split up. There are plenty of showers and bathrooms, a large meeting room and other smaller meeting spaces as well.
You'll eat like a local in Colombia! All meals are cooked and provided by our partners on the ground.
The safety of our participants is a top priority for us. We have both an internal Risk Management team and external Risk Management consultants. We use a multi-pronged approach to risk management - including monitoring information from reporting agencies and relying on the knowledge of our ministry partners. In addition to our own protocols (e.g., students must be with an adult at all times), our ministry hosts and partners will provide trip specific safety guidelines for the particular trip location. Our Project Leaders are trained in risk management and have access to both on-field and home-office support.
$500 Deposit: This deposit is required to reserve your trip. At this point, you will lock in your trip and we will keep in touch with you going forward about preparation. This deposit is applied to the total cost of your trip.
50% Payment: Half of your total trip cost will need to be paid 2 months before your trip.
100% Payment: The remaining balance is due 1 month before your trip.