MISSION TRIP FAQs

Whatever your gifts may be, there is a place for you on one of our teams!
For any questions not answered on this page, contact Gena Orr at 918-348-4302 or genaorr.lwdf@gmail.com

Frequently asked questions

Can I be a part of the mission team?


LWDF offers both medical and non medical mission teams.
There is a team for everyone! You tell us your interest and we will find the best fit.




What will I do on the trip?


We organize two types of missions:
- short term mission ( less than 14 days ) and long term mission ( at least 6 months)

There are two types of mission team members: the non medical individuals are trained to cook, teach, and help the medical team perform a variety of projects. The medical personnel provide all sorts of actions in the medical field to help patients.




Do I need medications/immunizations to go?


Certain immunizations are required prior to travel to Togo, West Africa. Here is a list of what we ask you to get, but we also highly encourage you to check with your healthcare provider or your local travel clinic for any additional recommendations. Your immunizations need to be given at least two weeks prior to your departure to Togo, but don’t wait until then - find out what you need and when, as soon as you commit to going. 1. Hepatitis A & B (Non-medical teams do not need B) 2. Typhoid 3. Tetanus Booster (if needed) 4. Yellow Fever
Your “Yellow card” is required to enter Togo. However, it is not required for entry/re-entry into the United States. We suggest keeping it with you during travel.

You will also need to get a prescription for anti-malarial medication as well as an antibiotic such as Ciprofoxacin.




What documents are needed for travel?


A passport (valid for 6 months from the date of travel and 2 blank VISA pages). However, LWDF has signed a Headquarter Agreement with the Togolese government which means that you may not need visa to go to Togo as long as you are working with our organization. You will also need your Yellow Card with proof of Yellow Fever vaccination.




How much will my mission trip cost?


We recommend that you plan on the total cost of your mission trip being between $3,500 - $5,000.
In order to reserve your spot, there is a $250.00 deposit due within two weeks of your verbal or written commitment to join a team. This is a non-refundable deposit and it will be applied to your total trip cost.
The remainder of your trip cost is due 8 weeks prior to your departure date.
Refund within 45 days prior to departure due to cancellation for any reason are subject to penalties $1800.......................... Medical 11 day and Non Medical 12 day trips
$1900.......................... Medical 12 day
$1,500 - 2,500............. Plane ticket (Prices vary depending on the time of the year you
are traveling as well as how far in advance you purchase your
ticket.
$150-500..................... Immunizations. Prices vary depending on what you injections you
need and where you get them.
$200-400..................... Cash needed when you get to Togo.
$40-45......................... Tip for your driver at the end of the week.
Additional cash amount of your discretion for souvenirs.




Am I responsible for my own travel arrangements?


We have an experienced travel agent available to schedule your flights. We suggest using their service to assure proper arrival/departure times according to the trip schedule.




Will I be traveling alone or with other team members?


Our travel agent will also help arrange your flights so that you will meet up with other team members along the way if possible. Please let them know if this is extremely important to you. If you are interested and have other questions, please feel free to contact us via our contact form or email info@lightintheworlddf.org




Housing information:


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Security Concerns?


We understand that in today’s world, safety while traveling internationally is a huge concern.
We pride ourselves in the security measures we take to keep you safe! We have used the same drivers since the beginning of our project in Togo and would trust them with our lives.

There are several precautionary measure we take, not because we have ever had any security issues, but because we always want to be on the offensive when it comes to safety
- Travel in groups in white vans.
- Security detail at our house in Lome.
- Ability to utilize government security, if necessary

- Security wall and gates around the living areas of the compound

Please know that we are always kept up to date on situations around the globe and especially the area where we are traveling. If we ever feel like our missionaries were to be in danger, we would postpone/cancel a trip.

The people in Togo have always been extremely welcoming of their missionaries and you will find that you will feel right at home!




Interested in a long term mission?


We are in needs of physicians, surgeons ( orthopedics, general, etc.), and nurses to commit to at least a 6 months sabbatical to help. If you are interested, please contact us at info@lightintheworlddf.org





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