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Valor Guatemala 2024

Guatemala City, Guatemala
March 14-21, 2024
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New Electronic Immigration Form Required:

Guatemala now requires an electronic immigration form to be filled out prior to your trip, instead of being able to fill it out on the plane. Click Here to fill it out and then bring proof of completion with you (QR code).

The Country:

This missions week, you will have an opportunity to serve in the beautiful Central American country of Guatemala. A beautiful land of mountains, volcanoes, and lakes with ancient colonial villages and Mayan ruins. Our team will serve primarily in Chimaltenango and nearby villages where many still wear their traditional tribal garb.

 

The Ministry:

While many Guatemalans consider themselves Christians, a great number of them are only Christians in a cultural sense and do not have a personal relationship with Jesus. All it takes is a one-on-one conversation with a missionary like you to help Guatemalan students bridge the gap from religion to relationship. While working with our partner One 2 One school, the ministry may include food distribution, evangelism, and construction projects. Be prepared for the Lord to use you to bring light into spiritual darkness!

Fundraising Goal Range:

  • Beaverton Campus: $3195 *Launch City is Portland, OR

Trip Cost Information:

  • Trip cost includes airfare from launch city, all ground transportation, baggage fees, on-location meals, lodging, leadership cost, ministry training, Valor/Juvenet Fundraising, adventure day, and ministry supplies.

  • Trip cost does not include passport fees, souvenirs, international insurance, airport meals

  • Donations to RIM are tax-deductible because RIM is a registered 501(c)3 organization. All funds raised toward the project are non-refundable and non-transferable.

How To Go:

Click apply, choose "Valor School" under group name then choose your school location. List your top 2 choices of destination. If you are wanting to join the Guatemala trip, you should list Guatemala as Choice #1.

  • Application will open at 7 pm September 15th Pacific Daylight Time

  • $95 nonrefundable deposit due with application to secure your spot

  • Once accepted, you will receive access to your online account and the acceptance packet

  • The application will close on September 29th

  • When should I apply?
    For summer trips, applications are accepted from September through April. Apply as soon as possible in order to maximize time available for fundraising. RIM recommends that all groups apply before Christmas and that individuals apply no later than February 15th. Some applicants may be accepted after May 1st; however, a late-signup surcharge may apply equal to the increased cost of airfare compared to on-time signups.
  • When is fundraising due?
    A $95 deposit is due when you accept your spot on the team, and 100% of your trip cost is due 30 days before your start date. After the deposit is submitted, the remaining trip cost will be split into 3 Fundraising goals (~33% due on 3 dates).
  • When is paperwork due?
    Most of RIM’s forms can be completed online and are typically due June 1st. The Notarized Consent form must be physically mailed to RIM and is due June 1st for standard trips. All forms and due dates will be listed in your online account.

Fundraising and Forms:

Deadlines: Fundraising amounts and deadlines are based on your campus location.

$95 non-refundable deposit due with Application

November 15th:  First fundraising deadline - $1035 more added

December 15th: Second fundraising deadline - $1035 more added, Passport Upload, and International Insurance Purchase

February 15th: Final fundraising deadline - last $1030 more added and RIM Consent Form due

Required Forms

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Helpful Links:
*These links will be active once the trip is greenlighted

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