Fiji Islands Missions Outreach 

Plus                      7-Day New Zealand Adventure

June 8 - June 30, 2023

$6,650 * (Ages 17+)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Details and Itinerary

( Subject to change...A comprehensive itinerary will be sent 30 days prior to the trip.)

 

 

First off...this is a dream trip for the intrepid adventurer! It's an outreach adventure, a daring step to allow God to do something amazing in your life. This will definitely be MORE than your average mission trip...physically, emotionally, and spiritually. God has called us to be radical and live our lives dangerously in Him, vulnerable and shamelessly persistent in our pursuit to reach out to those who don't know this kind of love. We will dare to put others first, walk in compassion, and surround each other with the courage to step outside of our fears and yield to God as He guides every step of this mission trip. Sound like something you're looking for? 
 

After our flight on Fiji Air from Los Angeles to Suva, Fiji , we'll take a smaller plane to Taveuni, and then a 45-minute boat ride to our mission base. Wide Awake Missions is uniquely partnering with a non-denominational, faith-based ministry of health professionals practicing in a faith-based community, called not merely to heal the body by providing competent, compaasionate health care, but to meet the spiritual needs of those we serve as well. This mission trip will truly be an experience of a lifetime, and we are absolutely certain that you will enjoy every moment!

 

Come share your talents in the beauty and culture of the Fijian Islands. Whether you are considering some sort of a medical/dental career, nursing, teaching, ministry, or just a student or person with a heart to serve, give, grow, and dig deeper into God's plan for your life...there is a place for you with us in Fiji! 

 

Each day after breakfast, quiet times on the beach, some worship and a a short devotional, our team will spend the day assisting with medical/dental clinics; teaching, playing, doing skits, playing soccer/volleyball and ministering in the village school; and doing ministry/work outreaches in the local village. Evenings are spent in the community of friends and staff—eating, singing, dancing, worshiping, playing games, and, of course, enjoying the beautiful warm ocean waters of Fiji right outside our door. Free days and weekends offer swimming (both pool and ocean), snorkeling, kayaking, climbing on the volcano, and trekking to the historic and sacred “Cannibal Cave.” We'll also enjoy excursions to nearby Rainbow Reef for snorkeling and hiking, beautiful waterfalls, the Kioa Polynesian Village, and an amazing "Taveuni" natural rock waterslide.

After our time in Fiji, we will fly to New Zealand for a week's worth of AMAZING adventures as well as time spent connecting with a local church for some youth/college ministry. By building friendships, praying and worshiping together, encouraging one another, and enjoying a beach day together, we'll allow God to use our team to share His love to the young people of Aukland. Most of our days will be filled with exciting, adventurous excursions like...a Canopy Tour and hot pools (the cedar hot tubs are set outside among native tree ferns) in Rotorua that will take us on a journey through lush native forest as we experience spectacular features such as; an impressive spiral staircase, cliff walk 50m above the forest floor, and an incredible tandem 400m zip-line. We'll also take an adventurous jet boat around Aukland Harbor, hit some cafes in the city, and for "Lord of the Rings fans," we'll explore the Shire's Hobbit Holes. Taking a boat ride through the Waitomo Glowworm Caves will be something you'll never forget! Piha is a scenic black-sand surf beach on the rugged coast west of Auckland that we'll visit for the day and catch a dolphin and whale watching cruise.

We're purposely launching this mission trip early as it's a pricier mission trip so you can make plans to join us and have plenty of time to fundraise and/or save. SO...pray about being 1 of the 20 participants—we guarantee you, this mission trip won't disappoint! 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

*You must be in good physical and mental health. Any physical condition requiring special attention, diet, or treatment must be considered before being accepted.

 

What’s Included:

• International flight from Los Angeles, CA to Fiji, local flight, and boat transportation 

• International Flight to Aukland, New Zealand, and back to Los Angeles

• Accommodations in Los Angeles during training/team reception

• All accommodations in Fiji, and hotel accommodations in Aukland, New Zealand

• All adventures, tours and excursions in Fiji and New Zealand

• All in-country transportation to/from airports and to/from ministry sites throughout the trip

• Daily meals (3 per day) in Los Angeles during training and all in-country meals (3 per day), plenty of bottled water

• Ministry materials, translators, local guides, drivers, chefs, and all pre-trip set-up

• Trip T-shirt & personalized trip journal

• Medical emergency insurance

 

What’s Not Included:

• Domestic flight from your hometown to Los Angeles, CA

• Passport: renew or apply for your passport no later than  January 10, 2023

• Immunizations (see CDC button)

• Snacks throughout the trip and souvenirs

 

2023 Basic Trip Itinerary

( Subject to change...A comprehensive itinerary will be sent 30 days prior to the trip.

 

June 8: Arrive Los Angeles

When you arrive, our airport greeting team will meet you at the airport. We will enjoy dinner together and then begin our team training. During this time, we will have some team bonding time and go over trip logistics, rules, safety, cultural items, team communication, and schedule...and then we will have a worship service and meeting. *You will be sharing a room with others (same gender) as it helps create team bonding...and is just more fun!

BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER. ACCOMMODATIONS: TBD

 

June 9: Los Angeles to Fiji

Depart for Fiji (International ticket confirmation will be sent to you 30 days prior to departure.)

 

June 10: Arrive Fiji

Beginning reception with our ministry partners in Fiji.

BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER. ACCOMMODATIONS: At the Missions Base (Accommodations are new and nice.)

 

June 11: Fiji

Missions Outreach Training, Dinner and Meeting.

BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER. ACCOMMODATIONS: At the Missions Base

 

June 12-21: Fiji

Work alongside Christian, world-class medical and dental professionals in community village outreaches. Daily ministry outreaches to the schools and community of Vanua Levu * Late Afternoon/Evenings are spent at the mission base eating, singing, dancing, playing games, and enjoying the beach. Free Days will be spent doing exciting excursions.

BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER. ACCOMMODATIONS: At the Missions Base

June 22: Fiji to Aukland, New Zealand

Travel to Aukland

BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER. ACCOMMODATIONS: TBD

 

June 23: Aukland Adventure Day

We'll take an adventure jet boat around Aukland Harbor and hit some cafes in the city for lunch and dinner.

BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER. ACCOMMODATIONS: TBD

June 24: Aukland Adventure Day

We'll take a dolphin and whale watching cruise during the day and then meet up with the church youth and young adult  group for a special evening time of worship and sharing.

BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER. ACCOMMODATIONS: TBD

June 25: Aukland Adventure Day

Explore the Shire's Hobbit Holes and take a boat ride through the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. 

BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER. ACCOMMODATIONS: TBD

June 26: Mystery Adventure Day 

Special church and team day

BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER. ACCOMMODATIONS: TBD

June 27: Aukland Adventure Day

Canopy Tour and Hot Pools in Rotorua. Dinner and a special evening of worship and sharing.

BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER. ACCOMMODATIONS: TBD

June 28: Aukland Adventure Day

Piha black-sand surf/beach day with the young people of the church that we'll be partnering with. Begin debriefing.

BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER. ACCOMMODATIONS: TBD

June 29: Travel Back to Los Angeles

Travel to Los Angeles

BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER. ACCOMMODATIONS: TBD

June 30: Arrive Los Angeles

Final team debrief, worship, and team meeting

BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER. ACCOMMODATIONS: TBD

 

July 1:  All team members travel home

Talk to your doctor about any prescriptions you are currently taking or should take in case you get sick, and also about the following vaccinations: Hepatitis A, Typhoid, & Malaria. Yellow Fever vaccination and Malaria pills are not required or suggested for this trip as there is very low risk.

 

See Center for Disease Control and Prevention requirements for Fiji.

 

Training

Training for this trip will take place in Los Angeles.

 

Training consists of specific ministry and outreach information, going over rules and safety regulations, team bonding time, and an evening meeting with worship and small group prayer.

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