Thank you for your interest in coming to Japan. It is definitely going to be a life changing event for you and those who you will minister to! The approximate dates it will take place is June 19-29, 2020 and will be led by Kevin Starkey. Kevin is the Student Ministries Director for Open Bible Central.
To participate on the mission trip to Japan you must be aged 15 to 25 or an adult actively involved in your local youth group. If you are an adult not currently involved in youth ministry but would still like to attend, please contact Kevin Starkey prior to applying. Office phone numer is 515-282-6491. Email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply, complete the proper application and submit it along with a $100 deposit (refundable if not approved to attend trip). Once approved to participate, please download and use the Fundraising Packet as soon as possible. Start talking to friends and family about your desire to go on this trip. Post about it on social media and look for extra work that you can do to help put the finances together. Students, talk to your youth leader about a fundraiser.
Payments can always be made early. Schedule after acceptance is as follows:
Deposit – $100
October 1, 2019 – $350
November 1, 2019 – $350
December 1, 2019 – $350
January 1, 2020 – $350 (If you applied in the fall, please catch up with payments as quickly as possible. We would like to have received $1,500 (including deposit) by this date so we can purchase airline tickets.)
February 1, 2020 – $350
March 1, 2020 – $350
April 1, 2020 – $300
Total – $2,500 (including deposit)
You may pay faster than the required payment schedule. Please make checks out to Open Bible Central and include a note telling us who’s account to credit.
Mailing address is:
Open Bible Central
1920 Bell Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50315