Join fellow travelers in Kenya from Thurs, May 26th – Mon, June 7, 2016!

Please join the Medical Mercy team as we head to Kenya for a mission trip! During our time in Kenya, we will be treating all the children who participate in One Child Matters’ projects. They will each receive a nutritional assessment, a physical examination, vitamins and any necessary medication. There will be five full days of clinic work and one day for free time and relaxation. Each morning, we will begin with a devotional before heading out to the projects. Medical and non-medical team members are needed and welcome! This is a wonderful opportunity to share the love of Jesus with children and their families.

Important Information

Trip Capacity: FULL
Trip Deposit: $400 (nonrefundable; deposit will be applied to your total trip cost) 
Additional Cost:
$50 Visa fees 
$50-$75 for 2 sets of navy blue scrubs of your choice - you purchase
Vaccinations 

This cost is roundtrip airfare from PHX (Phoenix, Arizona). You are responsible to get to/from PHX. Please arrive at least 3 hours prior to departure at PHX and allow for 3 hours on your return flight home. Flight costs are TBD (waiting for travel agent confirmation); any additional fuel surcharge will need to be paid by the traveler upon the day of ticketing (TBD). Flight arrangements from your home city can be arranged and the cost will be adjusted accordingly.

What do the trip costs cover? 

Includes: Roundtrip airfare to/from PHX, meals in-country, accommodations, excursions and gratuities 
Excludes: Flights to/from PHX, meals in-transit, souvenirs and elective entertainment

Important Dates

Registration*, Deposit & Background Check: Due within one week of registration. This trip is expected to fill up quickly, and your spot is secure only once your background check is approved and your deposit is received.

Trip Payment Amounts & Due Dates:
Deposit : $500 Due within one week of registration
Payment #1: FEBRUARY 1, $1200
Payment #2: MARCH 1, $1200 
Payment #3: APRIL 1, Balance due

*After registration, OCM will review your application. All applications are subject to approval. (We need to maintain a proper team ratio of medical vs. non-medical team members.

Tentative Schedule

Thursday, May 26th : Depart Phoenix, Arizona
Friday, May 27th: Travel
Saturday, May 28thth: Arrive in Nairobi
Monday, May 30th- Friday June 3rd : Medical clinic each day, at several OCM project locations
Saturday, June 4th: Safari
Sunday, June 5th: Safari and Depart for home
Monday, June 6th : Arrive home (Phoenix, Arizona)

Preparing for Your Trip: One Child Matters does not require any immunizations; however, it is always wise to have your tetanus shot up-to-date. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.gov), “You should become familiar with what steps to take and who to contact in case of a medical emergency while you are traveling.” We recommend that 6 to 8 weeks before your departure, you consult with your physician, local health department or the CDC website www.cdc.gov/travel/ for information required and recommended immunizations for the country you will be traveling to. Some vaccinations require a series of doses spaced weeks apart.

Background Check: To ensure the safety of our children and determine eligibility to travel with One Child Matters, all travelers must complete a criminal background check. To process background checks, OCM uses a third party company. After completing trip registration, please send in your $45 to pay for your background check. The $45 is nonrefundable – if your background check is approved, the funds will be applied toward your overall trip cost. The results of your background check are confidential and all personal information is kept in a secure location.

Trip Deposits and Payments

Your seat is NOT reserved until we have received an approved background check and a deposit. A deposit can be made following registration by check or credit card. Checks made payable to One Child Matters can be sent to:

Medical Mercy 
Attn: Kelly Ramsland
754 East Maria Lane
Tempe, Arizona 85284

If you are falling behind on payments, we will not drop you from the trip until you have missed TWO payment deadlines.

The total trip cost must be paid in full by the final payment deadline of September 15, 2015. So, please start your fundraising early!

Be sure to follow these instructions for ALL checks, both personal and those from friends and family:

  • Make the check payable to One Child Matters.
  • Leave the memo line blank. If a donation check has your name on it, kindly ask the donor to submit a new check.
  • Ask that donation checks be sent directly to you. Collect checks and send them together before the deadline.

 

 

To make a payment with your credit card, click here.

 

 

All mission trip money is tax-deductible and therefore non-refundable as specified by the IRS. One Child Matters sends gift receipts at the end of every month. In the event a mission trip is cancelled by One Child Matters, we will credit any unspent funds back to the donor or work to reschedule the trip. If you are no longer able to travel on a mission trip or decide not to go, any money you or a donor have given cannot be refunded; however, OCM will allow any unspent funds to be used as a credit towards a future trip.

Other Information

Next Steps: Once the team is complete, you will receive a trip orientation packet highlighting important dates, vaccine information (traveler is responsible for seeking medical advice about updating immunizations), fundraising ideas, plus more! Six weeks prior to departure, you will receive a trip book that includes a packing list, detailed schedule for your trip, general travel tips, etc.

Age Limit: The minimum age to participate is 18. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian; all applications are subject to approval.

**VERY IMPORTANT VISA INFORMATION**

http://evisa.go.ke/evisa.html

PLEASE HAVE A PASSPORT VALID FOR 6 MONTHS AFTER THE RETURN OF TRAVEL, SINGLE ENTRY VISA’S WILL BE OBTAINED BEFORE DEPARTURE. PLEASE WAIT FOR FURTHER DIRECTION FROM YOUR TEAM LEADER BEFORE OBTAINING YOUR VISA.