Poland 2017 mission team member manual & application packet



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Poland 2017

MISSION TEAM MEMBER MANUAL & APPLICATION PACKET
Conway BCM: May 6 – May 23

Arkansas Baptist State Convention

Conway Baptist Collegiate Ministry

2210 Bruce St

Conway, AR 72034

Dear Friends,

I am incredibly excited that you are considering using May 2017 to assist in the development of Christ’s kingdom in Poland! Please read through the manual and application as you pray through joining us in this adventure.

Your friend in Christ,

Hannah Zirbel
Conway BCM

Table of Contents
Poland……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………...2
Preparing for Travel, Packing, Housing, Money, Contacting Home………………………………………3
Cost and Payment Deadlines………………………………………………….…………………………………………..4
Insurance Coverage…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….5
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Poland

Trip Date: May 6th – May 23rd 2016
Objective:

We will be partnering with Chuck and Vikki Franks in the schools of Iława, Poland or Lubawa, Poland. Under the teacher’s direction, we will be helping students with their English. We also will be meeting up with the students after school, engaging them with the Gospel. We will be encouraging Chuck and Vikki and the Polish Believers, as well as connecting them with the students we meet throughout our time.


History:

*Poland's history as a state began near the middle of the 10th century. By the mid-16th century, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth ruled a vast tract of land in central and Eastern Europe. During the 18th century, internal disorders weakened the nation, and in a series of agreements between 1772 and 1795, Russia, Prussia, and Austria partitioned Poland among themselves. Poland regained its independence in 1918 only to be overrun by Germany and the Soviet Union in World War II. It became a Soviet satellite state following the war, but its government was comparatively tolerant and progressive. Labor turmoil in 1980 led to the formation of the independent trade union "Solidarity" that over time became a political force with over 10 million members. Free elections in 1989 and 1990 won Solidarity control of the parliament and the presidency, bringing the communist era to a close. A "shock therapy" program during the early 1990s enabled the country to transform its economy into one of the most robust in Central Europe. Poland joined NATO in 1999 and the European Union in 2004. With its transformation to a democratic, market-oriented country largely completed and with large investments in defense, energy, and other infrastructure, Poland is an increasingly active member of Euro-Atlantic organizations. Ilawa’s last reported population is 32,276 and Lubawa’s was around 10,000.


Geography:

*Poland is slightly smaller than New Mexico and borders Belarus, Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, Russia, Slovakia, and Ukraine. Poland’s climate in the summer is mild with frequent showers and thunderstorms. Ilawa and Lubawa are found in northeastern Poland in Ilawa County and is situated in the Warmian- Masurian Voivodeship.



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Religions:
*Catholic 87.2% (includes Roman Catholic 86.9% and

Greek Catholic, Armenian Catholic, and Byzantine-Slavic

Catholic .3%), Orthodox 1.3% (almost all are Polish

Autocephalous Orthodox), Protestant 0.4% (mainly

Augsburg Evangelical and Pentecostal), other 0.4%

(includes Jehovah's Witness, Buddhist, Hare Krishna,

Gaudiya Vaishnavism, Muslim, Jewish, Mormon),

unspecified 10.8% (2012 est.)


*Found at www.cia.gov

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Chuck and Vikki Franks– IMB Poland Missionaries
Preparing to Travel to Poland:

  • Be sure to have a current passport. If you don’t already have one, be sure to apply as soon as possible. It can take 4-6 weeks to get your passport from time of application and we will need it for plane tickets.

  • We will be getting international travel insurance for everyone on the team through Gallagher International Insurance. See pg. 5 for more information.

  • Closer to time of the trip, contact your credit card or debit card company/bank and let them know that you will be traveling to Poland. There will be opportunities to exchange cash.

Packing Tips:

  • The weather will be moderate to chilly. Jackets will be needed as well as umbrellas or rain jackets. Be sure to pack appropriately. However, there very well may be warmer days.

  • Bring any prescription medication you may need. You may also bring Tylenol or like medicine.

  • Devotional material, Bible, journal, etc.

  • Pack all toiletries needed.

  • It may be helpful to bring a small backpack or something of the sort to keep snacks and jackets with you while in the schools.

Housing:

We will be staying in a hotel in Ilawa, Poland. Lubawa is about a 30 minute drive from Ilawa.



Money:

I would advise to bring cash with you and exchange it for Polish money when we arrive, but cards do work.



Contacting Home:

Internet will be available for use of Skype, FaceTime, or similar services. Contact your phone service provider if you are interested in an international plan. ***I would advise to make contact home limited, for it will be important to keep our focus on God’s work in Poland.



Cost & Payment Deadlines:
Cost Breakdown:

The total cost per person is $3,100. This will cover housing, travel, food and ministry expenses. Each person will pay $2,800 to Conway BCM and keep $300 to cover the cost of their own food.


Payment deadlines:

$200 Deposit Due November 21th

$1,800 Due March 1st

FULL AMOUNT ($2,800) Due April 28th
Support Raising:

You will be expected to raise support to go on this trip. We will have a meeting on how and why we raise support as we start to build our team. Feel free to ask for help!



Below is the coverage provided by the required Gallagher Insurance. Your Team Leader will make the purchase for the team and provide you with an insurance “card” that will be sent in an email.

A&AI Travel Insurance SUMMARY OF COVERAGES – for each team member

Accidental Death and Dismemberment
Principal Sum
(reduced to $10,000 for those under age 12 and over 70)



$100,000

Medical Expense, $100 deductible
$2500 of this limit is available to pay US providers: no pre-existing condition exclusion

$10,000

Emergency Medical Evacuation
Coordinated by SAS: will bring insured back to USA: no pre-existing condition exclusion.


$100,000

Family Coordination & Repatriation of Mortal Remains
Combined limit for both benefits
Includes $2,500 sublimit for extra expenses incurred during an approved medical evacuation


$25,000

Assistance Service
Available 24/7/365 for assistance with worldwide medical emergencies: provided by SAS

$100,000

Crisis Management Service
Available 24/7/365 for assistance with worldwide non-medical emergencies: provided by SAS

$100,000

General Liability
Worldwide jurisdiction: covers volunteer and sending organization; includes coverage for injury to a volunteer

$1,000,000

Property
Replacement cost coverage: includes checked baggage: “door to door” coverage

$2,500

Disability Income

 

    First 100 months – Accident

$1,000 / per mo.

    Months 101-200 – Accident

$500 / per mo.

    50 months – Sickness (after 3 month waiting period)

$250 / per mo.





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