2018 travel with OGHS to West Africa, September 23 - October 6, 2018.
This trip will focus on partner visits in West Africa 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 $5,000 (double occupancy), $5,750 (single occupancy). The cost will cover all air and ground transportation, food, and lodging. Deposit of $1,500 required to hold space and is non-refundable. 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.
Sunday Morning - Mandatory Orientation, New York, NY (included in cost)
Sunday Evening - Depart for Ghanna - 9 Hour Flight from JFK
Locations: in Ghanna 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.
Passport valid through May 1, 2019
Yellow Fever shot
Visas and all travel will be made through our office - each traveler will complete the application at the appropriate time
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
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.