Thankyou for your interest in coming on a Seedlings for Christ mission trip.
We have been taking groups over to Gambia since 2004 and things have really developed over the last 8 years. The teams consist of about 15 people who come from all walks of life, from all over the country and do all kinds of jobs. There are lots of things to do, painting, cleaning, building, labouring, working within Kotu, visiting very poor families, working in the school, taking classes, travelling inland to rural tribes and mud hut villages, distrubuting the aid collect as well as the food, tools and supplies we buy locally when there. There are days off and you are not expected to work all the time or do the same thing every day. Doing a bit of everything encouraged so that you gain a better understanding of the culture you are in.
It is a life changing trip and people very rarely return to England the same.
The cost is approximately £550 per person. This includes your flights, 2 weeks b&b accommodation at Hotel Palma Rima and a £100 minimum donation to the work of Seedlings for Christ. You will also need to budget about £150 travel money. This includes transport to Gatwick if you are in Devon (We hire a mini-bus and go together to save money), transport for group activities once in Gambia, travel inland and accommodation at a Safari Lodge for 3 nights.
If you would like to come with us, please contact Ruth for an application form. All information will be treated in confidence. Please send with your application form a deposit of £200. The deposit is non-refundable if tickets have been booked. Please make all cheques payable to "Seedlings for Christ Group Deposit"
We would like all members of the team to be involved with the fund-raising and expect everyone to raise £100 minimum towards the general charity fund which will be divided between any building project, food and tools for the villages and any other project we are working on at the time.
We hope this information has been helpful. If you have any other questions or would like an application form please contact Ruthy Kingdon on 01271 344022 or email [email protected]
He who has pity on the poor lends to the Lord, and that which he has given He will repay him. Proverbs 19 - The Bible.