Q. Can I travel from another country and join with Grace and Glory?
A. Anyone can travel to the meetings in any part of the world and participate in the meetings. However, if you would like to be on the Grace & Glory Ministry team, we ask that you would fill out an application and follow the instructions as indicated.
Q. Can I travel on my own and not use Grace & Glory’s travel agent?
A. It is our policy to allow a team member to make their own travel arrangements (not use our travel agent) for only one of the following cases:
•You are traveling to the destination country from outside of the US or from Canada;
•You have an Airline "Buddy Pass" with another team member and the airline will only allow you to use it if you make the
reservation with them directly
•You are using Frequent Flyer Miles
•You are authorized to use an Airline Employee Discount
If you qualify for one of the above, you must also understand that you will be responsible to get all the way to the destination city(sometimes you may have to pay a connection fee in the destination country) and be at the airport or hotel in the city where we are ministering at the time the rest of the team is arriving. If you are not at the airport during the time the other team members arrive, you will be responsible to connect up with the rest of the team and pay all costs associated with making this connection. If there are any internal flights, you will also be responsible to make these arrangements. Please contact the office for further information regarding the group price of the hotel and other amenities provided in the trip cost.
Q. Can I have a single room on the trip?
A. Usually no, but exceptions can be made. Roommates are an important part of the trip and we don’t want you to miss out on that fellowship. We will consider making an exception depending on room availability. You should email us and explain the reason you would like the single room. Of course, if it is approved, there will be an additional cost that will be incurred and you will pay this on the trip.
Q. Can I leave for the trip early or stay later than the rest of the team?
A. Yes. Just let the Grace & Glory staff know when you would like to arrive and leave so they can make your flight arrangements accordingly. You will be responsible for your own transportation to or from the hotel. If you would like to arrive at the hotel earlier or stay later, please email us and we will confirm those arrangements for you. However, you are responsible for all costs associated with a longer stay. If you need to leave early, Grace & Glory will adjust your price accordingly.
Q: Can we sign up as a group for the trip?
A: YES! Grace & Glory welcomes groups on its international trips, whether they are organized by a church, some other ministry, or if it's simply a group of friends. Give your group a name and put this group name on each application or correspondence you submit to our office. However, we ask that all payments to our office be done individually. If the church or ministry is making a payment toward one or more individuals, be sure that it is clear exactly how much each person’s account should be credited.
On the trip itself, you will be able to choose roommates if you wish. You may also meet together during free times for fellowship. On the trip, we do form “teams” with team leaders. Our experience on past trips has taught us that it is better if we mix up your group with others on the trip instead of your group forming its own team. Married couples are placed on the same team.
Q: Will I need a visa to travel outside of the USA?
A: For some countries you are required to obtain a visa. Others, simply require a passport. For example, to travel to Brazil, you will need a visa; however, to travel to Honduras, you only need a passport. Processing time for passports can take up to six weeks and visas can take up to three weeks. To find out which countries require visas, please visit: www.travel.state.gov
Q: What kind of items should I pack for an international mission trip?
A: Most trips will consist of both street ministry and church ministry. It is advised that you pack comfortable, modest clothing for daytime street ministry. Comfortable shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty are suggested. For evening ministry in local churches, we recommend modest church clothes- dress pants, dress shirts, skirts, blouses, etc. Other items to bring include: Bible, notebook, camera, sunglasses, sunscreen, bug repellent, backpack, personal toiletries. Items not to bring include: flashy jewelry, bleach, revealing clothing, etc. Most airlines will allow each passenger to bring up to 2 checked bags (up to 50 lbs. each) and one carry on without additional charge. Check with your airline.