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REACH is a GA Chi Alpha missions experience with one goal, to reach the world with the love of Jesus Christ. We have an exciting opportunity in 2020 for you to be involved with God’s global plan of reconciliation for university students in Colombia. We’ll be partnering with Red Universitaria ministries in Colombia which is their version of Chi Alpha as they work to pioneer on a new campus ministry on at a university in Colombia.

REACHcolombia: According to Operation World, student and youth work in Colombia is slow and hard. “The history on campuses of Marxist ideology and then post-modern individualism hinders interest in serving others and seeking God. With more than half of the population under age 25, reaching the younger generation is crucial. Campus and youth ministries and even youth-oriented prayer movements such as Tribal Generation are all growing.”

The need to reach the next generation of Colombians with the gospel of Christ is tremendous!

REACH Colombia

Details:

    • TRIP 1 (For UGA Students) – March 6th – 13th, 2020
    • TRIP 2 (For CSU, GSU, & GA Tech Students) – March 14th – 21st, 2020
    • $1600
      • Price includes round-trip airfare, trains, buses, all in-country travel, food, insurance, lodging, training materials, & sight seeing days.
      • Students will be expected to raise this budget by means of fundraising. All applicants must commit to the fundraising process.
    • Team Size: up to 16
    • Spots available: 16
    • Trip 1 Team Leader: BJ Thomas (Bthomas515@gmail.com)
    • Trip 2 Team Leaders: Brittney Jones (brittneyhjones@gmail.com) & Khumbo Banda (khumbo.banda85@gmail.com)
    • Host Missionaries: Ryan and Caitlyn Jordan
    • **Great trip for those who: love being a part of their own Chi Alpha group and who want to build Chi Alpha/RED in Colombia.
    • **Perfect trip for those who: serve as student leaders in Chi Alpha or who feel they might be called to a year or a lifetime of campus missions.
    • **Perfect trip for those who: speak Spanish and have a heart for Latin America.

Bangkok StampThe REACH Schedule:

        • Phase 1: Travel and Outreach to various cities and campuses in ColombiaPrayer walking campuses and hands on ministry to university students through conversation and outreach on campus.
        • Phase 2: DebriefA time of reflection and testimony will be reserved for the end of the experience.

I’M REALLY INTERESTED!!  NOW WHAT?

    • Talk with your campus pastor and ask if they would recommend you apply.  Don’t have a campus pastor?  Then speak with your church pastor and ask them if they would recommend you apply.
    • If they approve, fill out and submit the online Application and pay your application fee & deposit. NOTE: Trips fill up fast and applications will be processed on a first come first served basis after all forms are signed and submitted and your deposit is received.
    • Have your parent fill out the online Parental Consent form.
    • Once your application is processed, you will be notified whether or not you have been accepted to join a REACH team.
    • Upon acceptance, we’ll send you the Fundraising Packet and you can begin the process of support raising. Following approval, one of your trip leaders will also contact you with more information about your trip. 
    • If you are able to meet your budget, you will attend the REACH missions experience.

Application & Fundraising Timelines and Deadlines:

October 4 – Application process open. All applications require a non-refundable $100 application fee. $25 of this will go toward your overall fundraising goal.

November 4 – Application deadline: $100 application fee due with application. (**Applications received after November 4 – $125 application fee due with application. Applications received after November 11 – $150 application fee due with application.)

No later than November 22nd – mail 100 support letters. To ensure your success, you should get your letters ready and mailed out as soon as you can after you are approved.

January 10th – budget goal of $900 (56%)

February 21st – budget goal of $1600 (100%)

Fall 2019/Winter 2020, DATES, TIMES, and FORMAT TBA – ****Mandatory Online Team Connection Times

APPLY HERE: REACH 2020 Application

PARENTAL ACKNOWLEDGMENT HERE: Parent Acknowledgment Form

QUESTIONS?:
Contact GA Chi Alpha Office