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SAMARITAN'S PURSE

MISSION TRIP

December 2 - 7, 2024

Join us on a short-term mission trip to Charlotte, North Carolina to work at the Samaritan Purse headquarters. We will spend five days preparing Operation Christmas Child (OCC) boxes from all over the country to be shipped to locations all over the world!

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HOW TO SIGN UP

STEP ONE

Click the "Sign Up Now" button and then download and print the registration forms.

STEP TWO

Complete all the forms, place them in an envelope with your payment (make your check out to BEE ON THE GO TRAVEL), and mail it or drop it off at The Gathering.

STEP THREE

Additional information will be sent to all guests as we have details to share.

TRIP DETAILS

A deluxe motorcoach will transport up to 50 guests from Dayton to Charlotte, departing from The Gathering parking lot, 8911 Yankee Street, Centerville 45458 on Monday morning at 6:30am. Cars may be left in the parking lot. While traveling, we will stop every few hours to refresh. The motorcoach does have a restroom on board.


Our mission while at OCC will be to work Tuesday-Friday for 5 hours a day with a lunch break. (We have requested 9 AM – 3 PM but Samaritan Purse will not confirm times until early fall.) Volunteers will be preparing shoeboxes for shipment. Lunch is included for each day while at work.


Any individual or groups of individuals are welcome – you do not have to attend The Gathering to participate. All participants must be 13 years or older. And those under 17 need an adult chaperone. There are tasks available for all, regardless of your physical abilities. (download child liability form here)


Evening activities will be planned. We will visit the awesome Billy Graham Library with their Christmas displays open, game night, or a local mall with a food court.


One evening, we will attend the NarroWay production of β€œThe Real Christmas Story,” which will include a full dinner. That will be an OPTIONAL event with a fee of $35-$45 per person. All registrants will be able to opt in closer to our travel dates.


Registration is open with a deposit of $100 to hold your spot. You can register by completing the paper application (see link) and dropping it off or mailing it to The Gathering with a check for your deposit (make your check out to BEE ON THE GO TRAVEL) . Reservations are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please call Jan Austin if you have any registration questions.


All who register must also complete the liability form, as well as the medical release form. Any participants between the ages of 13-18 must also complete the liability release for child participants. These forms must be turned in when full payment is due on September 1. Please complete separate forms for each individual who is participating.


The cost includes deluxe motorcoach transportation with a host, 5 nights in the hotel, 4 lunches and 1 dinner, transportation to optional evening events including the Billy Graham library, plus fellowship and worship!


The cost is based on number of guests in each room. There are 3 room sizes and a limited number of rooms in each category. Mark your preference on your registration sheet. Rooms will be assigned in the order that registration and deposit are made.

OPTIONS FOR LODGING:


STUDIO

1 King Bed

1 BEDROOM SUITE

2 Queen Beds + Pullout Sofa

2 BEDROOM SUITE

1 King Bed in each room + Pullout Sofa

SINGLE (1) OCCUPANCY

$895

$1065

N/A

DOUBLE (2) OCCUPANCY

$605

$690

$720

TRIPLE (3) OCCUPANCY

N/A

$565

$585

QUAD (4) OCCUPANCY

N/A

$505

$520

Contact

If you have questions about the travel arrangements,

please contact Jan Austin, Bee On the Go Travel, at:


beeonthegotravel@gmail.com

If you have questions about the actual mission project,

please contact Martha Heaton at:


mvheaton50@gmail.com

THE GATHERING (mailing address)

8911 Yankee Street

Centerville, OH 45458