Philippines Mission Trip

Dates How many Location Price
October 5, 2023
October 22, 2023
50-100 people Tagum, Davao, Philippines $1,750 (plus your airline ticket. Visa is included in airline tickets.

Trip Overview

Join Pastor Wes Peppers on a unique trip to Asia for a dynamic experience that only God can give! It Is Written will partner with the South Philippine Union Conference and the North Davao City (third largest in the Philippines) through medical clinics and evangelism. Hope Channel Philippines will broadcast Pastor Wes’s evangelistic meetings live to the entire country! Several other evangelism sites will conduct support meetings in surrounding areas.

We will also conduct large-scale dental and medical clinics as well as children’s VBS. You can be a part of this historic initiative as an evangelist, medical professional, or support staff. God has an incredible opportunity for you to share Jesus in a variety of ways, and there is something for everyone to contribute. We will work with the local conference, pastors, and members to bring hope and healing to this area.

Eyes for India will conduct a 10-day cataract eye surgery camp for the people of West Davao City. Dr. Jacob will be present to lead his team and give sight to thousands in need.

The medical clinics will take place in the morning. The evangelism meetings and VBS will take place in the evening. All participants will be assigned to a church site in some capacity and serve each evening in their role.

This trip will be a life-changing experience as you witness God work miracles in you and the lives of those you reach! You will return home energized, excited about mission in your local church and community, and praying for your next trip!

Arrival

October 5, 2023

Departure

October 22, 2023

Travel Information

Volunteers are responsible for purchasing their own airline tickets to and from TBD . All dates exclude air travel time and any additional excursions taken. You may need to purchase airline tickets a day or two before arrival date due to the time difference. If you choose to arrive earlier than the arrival date or depart after the departure date mentioned above, you will be responsible for payment of any additional nights at the hotel. It Is Written representatives will meet all volunteers upon arrival at the airport. Once your airline ticket has been purchased, email a copy of your itinerary to Cathy Quedzuweit at [email protected]

Accommodation Details

Accommodations will be at a local hotel. It Is Written seeks to provide the very best accommodations for reasonable pricing. The mission field will require flexibility and sacrifice. Still, we strive to maintain safety and a comfortable and restful experience.

Participants will have a roommate unless you elect to cover the extra cost of your own room.

Local transportation is provided to and from the airport and all trip destinations.

Three vegetarian meals are provided each day. Due to the local limitations, vegan meals are not always an option, although some selections within a meal may be.

We are unable to accommodate gluten-free or other similar needs. You are welcome to bring any food items you need. Any food purchases outside of the three meals are the participant’s responsibility.

 

Excursions

To be announced. (All excursions, if any, will be an additional cost.)


The Philippines Facts & Figures

Country Overview
The Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines, is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. It is situated in the western Pacific Ocean and consists of around 7,641 islands that are broadly categorized under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

The Philippines is one of the fastest-growing emerging markets, and the third highest economy in Southeast Asia by nominal GDP, following Thailand and Indonesia.

Filipinos are usually very warm and friendly people who enjoy conversing with those around them. It is common to find strangers engaging in conversation or sharing stories to family, friends or foreigners about their hometown, family or country.

Capital
Manila

Population
111 million (country)
3.7 million (West Davao City)

Language
English, Tagalog, Cebuano

Religion
The Philippines proudly boasts to be the only Christian nation in Asia. More than 86 percent of the population is Roman Catholic, while 8 percent are Evangelical or Protestant.

Climate
The climate of the Philippines is tropical and maritime. It is characterized by relatively high temperature, high humidity, and abundant rainfall. It is similar in many respects to the climate of the countries of Central America.

Currency
Philippine peso
The currency exchange is 58.85 PP to 1 USD.

Power
For the Philippines, there are three associated plug types, A, B, and C. Plug type A has two flat parallel pins, plug type B has two flat parallel pins and a grounding pin, and type C has two round pins. The Philippines operates on a 220V supply voltage and 60Hz. You will need a converter for 110V items. You can purchase these at any major store in the US.

Time Difference
The Philippines is in the GMT+8/Philippine Standard Time, which is 13 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time. You will have jet lag for a few days as you adjust to the time zone.

Water
Drink only unopened bottled water or other drinks unless you confirm that it is purified.


Entry Requirements

  1. US passport not expiring within 6 months of arrival
  2. Return flight info
  3. Printed hotel information
  4. Letter of invitation from the conference (We will provide.)
  5. Travelers 15 years and older must obtain a laboratory-based COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test administered and certified by a healthcare professional in a healthcare facility, laboratory, clinic, or other similar establishment taken 24 hours prior to the date and time of departure from country of origin/first port of embarkation on a continuous travel to the Philippines, excluding lay-overs; provided that, he/she has not left the airport premises or has not been admitted into another country during such lay-over

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Medical Requirements

Check with the CDC for the recommended vaccines and medicine list and consider visiting your doctor 4-6 weeks before the trip for any further medical advice you need. Each recommendation is a personal choice at the discretion of the individual. Participants should consult with their personal physician and make responsible decisions. It Is Written is not responsible for the results of any personal medical decisions.

Current CDC Guidelines


Registration Information

Register Online

Registration Forms and Deposit Due
September 1, 2023 ($1000)

Final Payment Due
September 15, 2023 ($750)

Payment Options

Pay online
 

Over the phone
Call Cathy Quedzuweit to make a payment by debit/credit card at 423-362-5822

Mail a check to
It Is Written, Attn: Philippines Mission Trip, P.O. Box 6, Chattanooga, TN, 37401