United Church of Christ

OGHS Travel 2018

2018 travel with OGHS to Ghana, September 23 - October 3, 2018.

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This trip will focus on partner visits in Ghana related to and supported by One Great Hour of Sharing (United Church of Christ) and Global Ministries (United Church of Christ and the Christian Church Disciples of Christ). Hear first-hand accounts of lives changed because of the support provided by both churches. Learn how the current refugee crisis, climate change, and local economic environment impact the region.

The cost of this trip is $4,500 (double occupancy), $5,250 (single occupancy). The cost will cover all air and ground transportation, food, and lodging.  Deposits of $1,500 are now past due but can still hold your space on the trip. It is non-refundable. The remaining balance is due June 30, 2018.

This experience will focus on gaining a better understanding of the people, region, issues and partners in the region.

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Saturday - Arrive in New York by 6:00 pm (included in cost)

Sunday Morning - Mandatory Orientation, New York, NY

Sunday Evening - Depart for Ghana - 9 Hour Flight from JFK

Locations: in Ghana are primarily Acra and Ho

Primary Purpose: To learn more about Global Ministry Partners and Projects supported by One Great Hour of Sharing.

Additional Events: Visit to local markets for having an outfit made (additional cost), Slave Castle - Elmina. 

 

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Travel prerequisites:

Passport valid through May 1, 2019

Yellow Fever shot

Immunization card

Visas and all travel will be made through our office - each traveler will complete the application at the appropriate time

 

Reading List:

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (it is fiction but it falls in the historical fiction; good read while getting meaningful information about the culture)

Kwame Nkrumah and the Dream of African Unity by Lansine’ Kaba

Once Upon a Time in Ghana: Traditional Ewe Stories Retold in English by Agbotadua Togbi Kummash and Anna Cottrell (Ho is in the Volta Region which is part of the Ewe ethnic group; I loved reading these stories)

Theology Brewed in an African Pot by A. E. Orobator

 

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This trip is not a fundraiser. It is designed to introduce the One Great Hour of Sharing Endowment Fund and the need for on-going enduring generous support to the Missions of the United Church of Christ, and Global Ministries (Christian Church Disciples of Christ and the United Church of Christ).

Deposits are non-refundable, unless the trip is cancelled from the host.  Visit:www.ucc.org/oghs_endowment for information about the OGHS Fund.


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