We’re going to Southern tip of the World!
Hello and welcome! We hope and pray you will join us on an incredible mission trip–to distribute 1 million GLOW tracts in the Southern tip of the world! This trip will be intense and challenging but we want to reach out to our remote brothers and sisters at the end of the world with the three angels’ messages. Read the Q&A below to learn more about the trip and how to sign up!
Start: April 8, 2022 6pm
End: April 17, 2022 6pm
Organized by GLOW & Southern Argentina Conference
Venue: Churches in Rio Grande and Ushuaia Argentina
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What is the main objective(s) of this mission trip?
A: This mission trip has the objective of giving out 1 million tracts in Argentina AND reaching every person with GLOW in the Southern most cities in the world. The outreach will be a cooperative between those of us coming as missionaries and the local Adventists in Argentina. Most of the 1 million tracts will be given out by local Adventists in various parts of Argentina simultaneous with our smaller group’s outreach to Tierra del Fuego. Tierra del Fuego is an island off of the Southern tip of Argentina that has the world’s most Southern cities. Our missionary group will be giving out tracts to the entire towns of Rio Grande, Tolhuin, and Ushuaia. So in summary our goals are to give out 1 million tracts in Argentina AND reach every person with GLOW in the southern-most cities in Tierra del Fuego.
Q: How do I sign up?
A: First, fill in your info in the form below as well as info for two references. References are people that we will contact to learn a little more about you prior to acceptance on the mission trip. After you have submitted your info in the forms, we will contact you regarding your acceptance. Once accepted, we’ll email you a link to a webpage where you can finish up your application and make any necessary payments. (For mission trip costs, see question below)
Q: What is the cost for this mission trip?
A: Following is a breakdown of the costs for this mission trip:
- Transportation to get to the mission trip facilities – on your own.
- Food – (TBD) Info coming soon. Likely around $100
- Lodging – $0
- Transportation while there – (TBD) Likely around $100
- Insurance – $5
- Bag Rental/Purchase – $15/$35
- Background Check – $30(Not necessary for everyone)
- 1 Million tracts – $0
*NOTE: Missionaries are not allowed to pay any costs until they been accepted.
Q: Is there an age requirement?
A: Yes, you must be over 18 unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Q: Who will be leading this mission trip?
A: Leaders include GLOW Director Nelson Ernst and experienced literature ministry leaders from throughout the North American Division.
Q: What kind of outreach will we be doing?
A: During the week we will divide up into teams which will go into the Southernmost towns in Tierra del Fuego. There will be placing of tracts on doors in neighborhoods. There will be placing of literature on cars. There could also be distribution of literature in areas of public transportation and on busy streets. The bulk will likely be parking lots and neighborhoods. Note that we might have limited time to converse with people in the field. We aim to get out 1 million tracts and that will take maximum efficiency. If we are close to finishing and have extra time, then we can knock doors and get Bible study interests, in the meantime, the tracts will advertise follow up ministry options.
Q: Will we go two by two?
A: Yes. We will be going out in teams of 7 or so and two on a street across the street from each other in neighborhoods—not two people at each door. Parking lots and other public venues will have us in teams close by each other as well. You might even be partnered with a local church member.
Q: Will we be giving literature directly to people?
A: Yes. We will be alternating between placing literature in neighborhoods, parking lots, public transportation venues, and any crowded downtown streets. Each participant must be willing and able to give literature directly to people even though it might not be for the majority of the time.
Q: Will we be doing anything else like signing people up for Bible studies or praying for people or…?
A: If time permits, yes. Our first and primary goal is to make sure that we distribute all 1 million tracts and reach as many people as possible in the three towns of Tierra del Fuego. This will be our only focus until we know that we have some extra time to slow down. The tracts will enable readers to sign up for studies. Most of the people we will be reaching will speak Spanish as well.
Q: What will the temperatures be like there?
A: Average highs and lows for this area in April are 49/36 Fahrenheit. Be sure to bring warm clothes. There is a high probability that we will have SOME rain as well so pack an umbrella or other water protective clothing.
Q: What will the Covid safety protocols be on the trip?
A: We will be asking all missionaries to follow any Covid safety guidelines that are outlined by the local Argentinian government at the time.
Q: Where will we stay? What will the accommodations be like?
A: Since this is a mission trip and we are trying to keep expenses as low as possible, we will be staying at two facilities. Missionaries need to bring sleeping items as we will be sleeping on the floor. Blow up mattresses, sleeping bags, and pillows will definitely be a blessing.
Q: How will meals work?
A: The trip organizers/conference will provide two plant-based meals a day (breakfast and lunch). We will be running on a two meal a day schedule. A late breakfast will be in the morning and we will have time for a break for lunch in the afternoon. If you need to have more than two meals a day, feel free to bring items to snack on or have a light supper with while on the go. Please let us know in advance if you have any special dietary requirements. We might not be able to accommodate various requests but will make a reasonable attempt to do so.
Q: Will we do anything illegal or will people get mad at us?
A: We will not be engaging in illegal activity. However, one never knows the reactions of people who receive our literature.
Q: How do we get to Rio Grande where the mission trip will start?
A: All missionaries need to arrive at Rio Grande by 6pm local time on Friday the 8th, 2022 for our orientation meeting. You have essentially two options. The first option is the easiest but costs a little more. You can fly directly to the airport in Ushuaia and from there we will arrange to pick you up and take you to Rio Grande. The second option is to fly to Buenos Aires (or any other Argentinian airport) and get transportation all the way down to Rio Grande. Buenos Aires to Rio Grande is approximately 35 hours to drive for reference. PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE PLANE TICKETS UNTIL ARGETINA OPENS UP TO TRAVEL AND WE CONFIRM WITH YOU THAT ITS SAFE TO BOOK YOUR TICKET.
Q: How will we get from the airport to the place where we are staying?
A: We’ll arrange that on a one by one basis as you figure your arrival times. We will likely be picking you up in the rental vehicles. Please arrive so that you are at the facilities for our first meeting at 6 PM on Friday, March 17th, 2017.
Q: What tracts will we be using? What titles?
A: That is still to be determined. Information will be forthcoming.
Q: What is the daily schedule?
A: Below you’ll find the tentative daily schedule (Sabbath schedule differs):
Until 7:30 a.m. Morning Devotions, Showers, Personal Time
7:45 – 9:15 a.m. Mission Trip Preparations
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Breakfast
10 – 10:45 a.m. Testimonies / Songs
10:45 – 11:30 a.m. Worship
11:30 – 12:30 p.m. Training
12:30 – 8:30 p.m. In the field/GLOWing (Lunch 3:30 – 4 p.m.)
10:00 p.m. Time to Sleep
Q: Who do I contact if I have more questions?
A: GLOW’s secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org or 559-347-3150.
*Note: This will be an intense front-line distribution mission trip. You must be physically healthy and able to stand/walk for eight full work days.