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Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 6:00 AM - Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 8:00 PM (Peru Standard Time Peru Time)

Peru 2019 Mission Trip ($2550)

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Share Peru 2019 Mission Trip ($2550)

Event Details

Join Frassati Fellowship of NYC for adventure and service as we share the love of Christ on an 11-day mission trip in Lima, Peru! CLICK HERE to see our 2015 misison trip.

Trip Dates
August 1-11, 2019 (departing Thursday morning JFK / returning Sunday evening to JFK)

Experiences will include
- Building up the Faith through simple catechesis and evangelization
- Living in community with Mass, Adoration, and family meals daily
- Getting our hands dirty with manual labor & service projects for the community
- Adventure and hiking with an excursion to Cusco and Machu Picchu 

Trip Cost is $2550 and includes*
- Roundtrip international flight to and from NYC
- Roundtrip intercontinental flight from Lima to Cusco
- All lodging
- 3 meals/day during the mission days and most meals during the excursion days
- Ground transportation throughout the trip
- Basic project supplies (work gloves, goggles, etc)
- Contribution for the religious who are accompanying us
*If paying online credit card, Eventbrite will add a processing fee, which you will see added to the ticket. Enter “paybycheck” with your ticket selection, and the amount will be reduced to zero. You will then receive an email confirmation with details on where to send your check, etc.

What’s Required
This trip is for adults 18 and older who have a desire to serve Jesus in the poorest of the poor through an experience of service, community, and prayer. Maturity and flexibility are required due to the often unpredictable nature of mission work.



APPLICATION & PAYMENT
 

To Apply
- Click the "Register" button and complete the application via Eventbrite.
- You will have the option of paying a non-refundable deposit of $550 or paying the trip in full.*
- Once your Eventbrite application is submitted, someone from the missions team will contact you to discuss the trip in further detail via phone.
*Once you complete the application, you will receive an email confirmation with details on where to send your check or pay by credit card.


Payment Deadlines
- A non-refundable deposit of $550 is due at the time of registration and to secure your spot.
- April 1st: Second payment of $550 is due.
- May 1st: Third payment of $550 is due.
- June 1st: Balance of $900 is due.
*Please note that spots are limited and are on a first-come first-serve basis.
*For full cancellation and refund terms, please see the Important Info section at the end.



The Need

We will serve the community of Laderas de Chillon, a shantytown within the Puenta Piedra region along the outskirts of northern Lima. In these shanytowns there are thousands of people who have traveled from afar fom various reasons to squat on the land to try and build a life from themselves. Most often, their homes are nothing more but scrap metal and plastic. Over time, these communities will organize themselves and slowly begin to create subdivisions. Once there is some sense of organization, the government will step in and start to bring electricity and water. 

In addition to the material need, there is also a spiritual need. Many of these communities may receive Mass as much as once a month. The priests must travel on foot to the various mission chapels and communities, making it difficult to provide adequate catechesis.

Our Work
During our time on mission, we will build homes, visit the sick, share the beauty of the Gospel, and join in the lives of the community. These simple acts of charity done with love, will be a small step in bringinings parts of the community closer to receiving electricity and running water. In addition, we will seek to encounter the face of Jesus in our brothers and sisters as well as be the hands and feet of our Savior as we serve the community.

Trip Overview
The trip begins with 6 days of missioning in Laderas de Chillon. Mass, Holy Hour, and service projects will be part of our daily routine as we grow in a missionary spirit as ambassadors of Christ. We partner with the Marian Community of Reconciliation (known in Latin America as the Fratnernas) while serving in Peru. This community of lay consecrated women have a regular presence in Laderas and understand the rapidly changing needs of the community. We work with them as well as local leaders of the community to ensure our projects help those in most need and also have a lasting, positive impact on the community.

Our team also will be accompanied by several Franciscan Friars of the Renewal as well as Catholic evangelist and convert Barbara Heil, From His Heart Ministries. In addition to the service projects, we missionaries will seek to share the good news of Jesus and the living God as we serve His people.

After our time in Laderas, we will travel to the mountain city of Cusco for a day of rest and leisure. We will then adventure to Machu Picchu for a hike in the spirit of our patron, Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati. Our last day will be spent with a tour of Lima including visits to the convents of St. Dominic and St. Francis where the relics of St. Martin de Porres and St. Rose of Lima are housed.



Fundraising & Formation
For us, the mission does not start the day we arrive in Lima. In the months leading up to the actual trip, we as a team will be both fundraising and meeting regularly. As a team, we will be fundraising in order to build 3-4 homes for families that the community has identified to be in the most need. Did you know a provisional home in Laderas only costs $2500 USD? These homes provide ample shelter and stability to help provide families a basic human need as well as restore dignity.

We will also have monthly formation meetings. Dates to be announced soon. These formation meetings are essential for our trip and will help equip us to mission effectively and as one body. During the meetings, we will receive formation, pray, choose our evangelization theme, practice various praise and worship songs and prayers in Spanish, and of course, get to know one another!

For missionaries, interested in fundraising to cover their own trip expenses, we can help! We will help you with setting up a GoFundMe page, donor letters, and other outreach. Fundraising for yourself is a great way to raise awareness and get more people involved.




GENERAL ITINERARY (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

Thursday, August 1 (Travel Day) - After arriving in Lima, we will drive directly to Ladeas de Chillon for orientation, Mass, Holy Hour, and dinner.

Friday, August 2 - Wednesday, August 7 (Mission Days) - Mass and Holy Hour, project work, recreation, and some sort of evangelization opportunity daily. The schedule each day will vary based on the project needs. On Sunday, we will celebrate Mass with the community, have a morning of games with the children, and an afternoon of evangelization that includes Holy Hour, praise & worship, talks, and testimonies.

Thrursday, August 8 (Trave & Leisure) - We will have an early morning to catch a flight putting us in Cusco by 9:30am. Missionaries will rest in the morning (this is requred in order to adjust to the altitude), and we will have an afternoon at leisure with Mass and Holy Hour at some point.

Friday, August 9 (Adventure & Hike) - We will take the train from Aguas Calientes through the Sacred Valley and do a Frassati hike of mountain city of Machu Picchu.

Saturday, August 10 (Lima) - Another early morning flight brings us back to Lima by 9:30am. We will spend this day visiting the convents of St. Dominic and St. Francis where the relics of St. Martin de Porres and St. Rose of Lima are housed. We will end the day and our trip with a fellowship dinner of thanksgiving.

Sunday, August 10 (Travel Day) - We depart on a morning flight landing us back at JFK in NYC by 8pm.



SOME PRACTICALS

Lodging
During our time in mission, we will be staying at community centers within the shantytown of Laderas de Chillon. There will be separate separate communal quarters for the men and women. Though the lodging is simple, the basic needs of the missionaries will be met. A sleeping bag, sleeping mat, and pillow are required. While on excursion, we will be staying in hotel and/or retreat center.

Meals
Three meals a day will be provided while on mission. Meals during the mission will include cold breakfast, bagged lunches, and hearty dinners consisting of authentic Peruvian dishes. Bottled water for the group will also be provided. Missionaries will cover their own meals during travel days and one meal a day during the excursion days. All other meals during our days of excursion will be provided.

Donations
We encourage each missionary to use one of the two checked bags to bring donations of gently used clothes, school supplies, toys or basic hygiene supplies. We will also fundraise as a group through the GoFundMe page in order to fund the various service projects we will be completing during our time in mission. More details will be discussed at our formation meetings.



IMPORTANT INFO

Refunds & Cancellations

- Please note, the deposit of $550.00 is non-refundable.
- Trip cancellations and refund requests for additional payments made must be submitted to the Frassati missions team by Wednesday, May 1st.
- Cancellations and refund requests received by May 1st will be refunded in full less the initial deposit of $550.00. 
- To request a refund, please email the Frassati Missions Team at missions@frassati.nyc.

How do I make the payment
Once you complete the application, you will receive an email confirmation with details on where to send your check or pay by credit card.

Vaccines: Please ensure you are up-to-date on all route vaccines including MMR, tetanus, chicken pox, etc. While there are no required vaccines, the CDC also recommends Hepatitis A, Typhoid Fever and Yellow Fever.

Passports & Visas: All passport and visa fees are the responsibility of each missionary. Those traveling with an American passport do not require a visa for entry to Peru but passports must be valid both at the time of entry and for 6 months thereafter. For more information, visit the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs at www.travel.state.gov. Those travelers not traveling with an American passport should contact their local consulate for visa requirements as soon as possible. 

Sleeping Bags, Pillows, and Sleeping Mat: All missionaries will be required to bring a sleeping bag to have during our time serving at Laderas de Chillon. Missionaries have the option of also donating the sleeping bag to the Fraternas at the end of our stay if they wish. Pillows should be packed by each missionary.

Weather & How to Pack: The weather in Lima during our time there ranges in the high 50's/low 60's during the day and mid 50's at night. It is a dry dessert climate and will be winter when we are there. Very rarely is there heavy rain but there is often light mist in the early morning or at night.

The best way to pack is in light layers (t-shirts, long-sleeved shirts, light jackets) for daytime and sweaters or sweatshirts for the nighttime. Heavy jackets will not be required. We will be doing much physical work and walking so missionaries should pack accordingly.

Missionaries should also pack flip-flops for the bathroom and comfortable shoes for during the day- sneakers or work boots. Out of modesty and respect for the communities we are serving, women should not wear any spaghetti strapped tank-tops or low-cut shirts.

During our time visiting the city of Lima, there will be much walking. Missionaries should have comfortable walking shoes.



FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is there a land-only option? In order to promote the missionary spirit of unity and team work, we will travel as a group from JFK to Lima. Land-only options are not available for this trip.

Is there any time for sight-seeing?  While the purpose of this trip is to serve the community of Laderas de Chillon. We have built in time at the end of the trip to visit Cusco, Machu Picchu, and Lima. These days will be a time to give thanks, adventure, and spend time together in fellowship.

Are there photos of the 2015 mission trip? A photo slide show can be viewed here.

What transportation is included? Round trip airfare to and from JFK, roundtrip flight from Lima to Cuzco, and all in-land ground transportation in Peru is included. Participants are responsible for transportation to and from JFK airport.

How large is the group? Approximately 30 people including religious.

Do people have to be Catholic to attend or part of Frassati? People of all faiths are welcome to join us on this trip! The trip is also not restricted to Frassati young adults only though many of the participants will from Frassati. It is important to note, however, that the nature of this mission is rooted in our Catholic faith. Prayer, Mass, Holy Hour is built into our daily schedule as a means to grow in Christ to better bring Him forth to all whom we will encounter. 

Is Peru safe? As with any developing country, people should always exercise caution and prudence. When working in Laderas de Chillon, our group will be accompanied by the Fraternas and/or local guides when going on home visits.

What airline do we fly? We fly Avianca, which allows (2) checked bags at 50lbs each as well as (1) carry-on and (1) personal item.

What if I don't speak spanish? While there is a tremendous amount of advantage to speaking Spanish, we have found that there are always ways to communicate the love of Jesus. The group will also have several fluent Spanish speakers.

What about internet, cellphone and cameras? During our time on mission serving Laderas, there is no access to internet. The missions team will send an email update on behalf of the group every few days. Contacts for these mission email updates will be collected at a later date. Cell phones and cameras are permitted on the trip but for safety reasons are not to be used while we are in Laderas. There will be a designated group photographer each day to help capture experiences of the trip. Cell phones and cameras during our excursion days are fine to use but should be used with care.



CONTACT
We thank you for your interest in this trip and hope you will join us! Please contact us at missions@frassati.nyc with any further questions. We hope you will keep the community of Laderas de Chillon, the Fraternas, and all all the missionaries in your prayers.

 

Beato Pier Giorgio Frassati, ruego por nosotros!

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Ladera de Chillon

Puente Piedra, Lima Region
Peru

Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 6:00 AM - Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 8:00 PM (Peru Standard Time Peru Time)


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