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What does my registration and fees pay for?
The registration amount helps to fund any deposits we need to make in advance in the country for accommodation, transportation, etc.
The total cost pays for room and board, transportation in the country, and helps to defray costs of the printing of the booklets, and administrative costs. The cost will also include two very special meals at two traditional Brazilian Restaurants. Unlimited meat is served on large skewers. It will be a cultural treat.
Team members are responsible to purchase their own airline tickets to and from Rio De Janeiro.
Each team member will be given an arrival day and time frame to arrive in Rio. Busses at the terminal will receive us and take us to the camp.
Tickets to Olympic events, souvenir purchases, snacks and personal items will be your own responsibility. Please come prepared.
What about spending money?
Our local missionaries will instruct us ,upon arrival, how to get the best exchange rate on our money. The Brazilian money is call REAL.
What about my credit card:
Check with your credit card company and make certain that it will be accepted in Brazil. ATM machines are available for valid cards.
What can I expect on a typical day of outreach?
We divide up into teams of 10-12 people each. These teams will go to various venues and sites throughout the Olympic district. These teams will take as many booklets as possible in all the different languages to distribute throughout the day. As individuals distribute the booklets, we encourage looking for opportunities to engage people in conversation about the gospel, either using the booklet or using your own method of evangelism. Your team may choose to meet up at lunchtime or other designated times during the day. Upon return to our accommodation at the end of the day, after our dinner meal, we will gather for a time of praise and prayer to encourage each other with stories of God’s blessings throughout the day.
Do I need to speak Portuguese or any other languages?
No, people from all over the world are often interested in trying out their English with Americans. But, if you know a foreign language, brush up on it–it will definitely help! It may be useful to learn a few commonly used phrases in Portuguese. Please notify us about the languages you speak.
What languages will the booklets be offered in?
Possible languages will include:
English Portuguese Italian Korean Spanish
Arabic French Japanese German Chinese Russian
What if I’m not comfortable sharing my faith, but want to learn to be more bold?
Don’t worry! We will place more experienced evangelists in each group. They will be happy to help the more timid and give opportunity to gain experience in witnessing. The booklets give a great opening to share the gospel.
What if I become unwell or have an accident during the outreach?
We will have at least one medically trained person in attendance and will see that medical attention is given. It is highly recommended that you pay for travel insurance that covers you medically overseas. Check with your current insurance to see if they will cover you internationally.
What if I’m separated from my team and become “lost”?
We will try to see that phones are available to several on each team (if you can bring a an “unlocked” phone or a phone with an international SIM, please do), and instruction is given for meeting points throughout each day. Our team shirts are also a good way to keep track of each other.
Will I be able to see any of the Olympic events?
You are welcome to purchase tickets to events and we generally allow one day “off” to go to events or sightsee on your own. Be sure the Olympic event you wish to see is accessible to you by public transportation and you can meet back with the team appropriately. We encourage you to communicate with leadership what your intentions are so we don’t lose anyone along the way!
Does this outreach really make a difference?
These outreach events have been happening since the Atlanta Olympics in 1996.
The detailed follow-up has shown that hundreds have been saved and become active members in local churches all over the world! We know of many new churches that have started as a direct result of this Ministry.
What should I bring?
Rio is in the Southern Hemisphere, so it will be winter time there. However, although we cannot predict exactly, the weather should be generally pleasant. Layering is always advisable for cooler mornings and evenings. We will have laundry facilities available.
You will be busy every day, so there won’t be a lot of time for hobbies like reading, unless you want a book for the airplane. If you desire, a small camera is a good idea. A small travel Bible will be easier to pack. Please bring your own personal items, toiletries, medications (if you haven’t traveled internationally before, check website on international air travel for information on how to best pack these). Like most major cities, Rio does have pickpocketing. Consider a pouch which can be worn under your shirt for valuables like passport and cash/credit cards.
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