Since the start of Liberty Church, we have partnered with friends on the ground in both Greece and Nepal and have had the honour of being able to send teams out to support the incredible work they are doing in their nations, whether that be providing aid to those in need or ministering into communities that have not heard the gospel before.
Check out all the information on upcoming missions trips below - get your passport ready!
NEPAL & NORTH INDIAN
#1 Operation Greece
September 22nd - 29th, 2023
Team Leader: Leah van Staden
Athens is a busy cosmopolitan city that has seen a massive influx of refugees over the past several years. These refugees from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Africa come through the Port of Piraeus. We will be serving a couple Stavropol and Lois Ignatiou who have been working with refugees for many years and who have planted and led churches in the city and other nations. What will we be doing?
Those that join this mission:
Will be working at the Distribution Center, which will involve packing food parcels, clothing donations and any other work that is required.
Will also be helping out a the refugee asylum center at Port Piraeus, making meals and caring for families while their papers are being processed.
Airfare: Bristol to Athens (many different airlines fly this route.) Approx. £120 pp.
Accommodation: Cheap Hotels or Air BNB can be booked once you confirm.
Food: Normally works out to about 35 Euros/per day
Transport: Will be shared, or you can buy a weekly metro/train ticket
You can travel to countries in the Schengen area for up to 90 days in any 180-day period without a visa. This applies if you travel as a tourist, to visit family or friends, to attend business meetings, cultural or sports events, or for short-term studies or training.
If you are travelling to Greece and other Schengen countries without a visa, make sure your whole visit is within the 90-day limit. Visits to Schengen countries within the previous 180 days before you travel count towards your 90 days.
Have sufficient foreign exchange (Euros) on hand (or ability to withdraw funds) when you arrive for taxi or unexpected costs.
Take travel insurance out if you are not already covered by your insurance.
If you would like to be a part of Operation Greece or are interested in getting more information, please fill out the information form below and someone from Liberty will be in contact.
The DEADLINE for confirmation of participation in Operation Greece is: August 15th, 2023
The CLOSING date for all participants eg. all travel details and expenses finalised is: August 31st, 2023
#2 Operation Nepal/Northern India
Thurs., Nov. 2nd - Thurs., Nov. 9th, 2023
Team Leader: Heath Van Staden
This mission trip will be a concentration of preaching and teaching experiences.
Approximate Costs: £1000.00 (Inclusive of airfare, accommodation and Transport.)
Valid Passport (with validity of a minimum period of six months from the date of entry AND at least two empty pages).
Online Tourist Visa application form. (Cost £25)(https://nepaliport.immigration.gov.np/onlinevisa-mission/application)
Visa collection on the same day (9:15-13:00 OR 14:00-15:30 hrs).
Card Payment (Visa Debit/Credit, Master Card Debit/Credit, All Maestro cards) is accepted for the payment of visa fees.
The currency of Nepal is the Nepalese Rupee (NPR). If you are visiting Nepal, you can bring cash and/or a bank card with you and exchange or withdraw US dollars or Nepalese rupees from ATM machines in Nepal.
If you travel internationally you should buy appropriate travel insurance before you go. If you already have a travel insurance policy, check what cover it provides for coronavirus-related events, including medical treatment and travel disruption, and any planned activities such as adventure sports. If you are choosing a new policy, make sure you check how it covers these issues.
If you do not have appropriate insurance before you travel, you could be liable for emergency expenses, including medical treatment, which may cost thousands of pounds.
The DEADLINE for confirmation of participation in Operation Nepal/Northern India is: 16th September 2023
The CLOSING date for all participants eg. all travel details and expenses finalised is: 9th October 2023.
PHOTO GALLERY OF PAST TRIPS