"Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature" (Mark 16:15).

Blessed with the presence of HIS GRACE BISHOP YOUSSEF

Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States 

Blessed with the presence of HIS GRACE BISHOP JOSEPH

General Bishop of Africa, serving Botswana, Namibia, and Zimbabwe

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PLEASE READ ALL THE INFORMATION CAREFULLY BEFORE REGISTERING. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS, KINDLY EMAIL THE TRIP COORDINATOR: missionexperience@suscopts.org  

The SUS Diocese Mission Experience Trip is an annual event under the auspices and direct leadership of His Grace Bishop Youssef. Our focus is on the mission ministries and global evangelization efforts of the Coptic Orthodox Church. This opportunity fosters personal spiritual growth and cultural appreciation. Participants on this trip will share in various services according to the needs of the hosting diocese with opportunities to serve people of all ages. We will share in every aspect of the society as much as possible. Each participant will be assigned specific duties as needed. All services are consistent in holistically serving the individual, family, and community. 

The mission experience will include Divine Liturgies, Bible studies, services to children, youth, families, seminarians, colleges, orphanages, medical outreach. We will also enjoy some excursions to experience the beautiful landscape and history of Namibia. 

The service of missions is a special calling. The daily activities are intense and will entail long hours and distance travels. We ask each person contemplating joining this trip to pray and carefully consider if the rigor of this program is personally suitable.

DATES: July 4 - 15, 2022 (Namibia Date & Time)

All participants must arrive by the morning of Monday, July 4th and leave by the morning of Friday, July 15th. This will mean that you should begin your travels on July 2-3 and plan on leaving sometime on July 14th. Participants wishing to arrive earlier or leave later must inform the coordinator prior to registering: missionexperience@suscopts.org.

REGISTRATION OPENS: Monday, March 28, 2022 at 4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

 https://registration.suscopts.org/

ATTENDEES: 24 Persons Maximum

Participants must be 18 years of age or older and completed high school by the beginning of the trip or be accompanied by one or both parents for the duration of the trip.

ITINERARY: Daily itineraries will be emailed to all attendees. 

AIRPORT:

Hosea Kutako International Airport

AIRFARE:

Attendees are responsible for the purchase of their own tickets. Please purchase your tickets now. Send an email to missionexperience@suscopts.org if you need assistance finding a ticket. We have a travel agent looking to find us the most affordable tickets. 

EXPECTATIONS:

The group MUST remain together throughout the trip. No partial trip attendance will be accepted. During the trip, everyone is expected to attend all prayers, liturgies, praises, lectures, services, reflections, and meals together. 

COST: $800.00 USD Per Person

Registration fees must be paid by Zelle. Following confirmation of registration, an email will be sent to each attendee regarding where to send the fees, which must be received within 24 hours of registering or registration will be voided. 

REFUND POLICY: $100 NON-REFUNDABLE (tax-deductible) + ALL expenses and fees paid in advance on your behalf will also be deducted from your refund.

If once you register, but later decide to cancel, you cannot give your spot to someone else. The next person on the waiting list will be notified for that vacant spot.

 

ROOMING: 2 persons per room with private bathroom (hotel style). Attendees may choose roommates. Please indicate in the comments section during registration.

INCLUDED: All meals, lodging, entrance fees to excursions, and transportation in Namibia
EXCLUDED: Airfare to and from Namibia, donations, vaccinations, and personal items

AIRPORT: Windhoek International Airport

TRAVEL INSURANCE: Highly Recommended

VISA: Not required for US citizens

VACCINES: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/namibia 

(The list of mandatory or recommended vaccines are subject to change. Please check frequently.

DONATIONS: 

Online via Zelle, by check, or in cash to the SUS Diocese (address and/or link will be provided). 

SPIRITUAL STUDY:

His Grace Bishop Youssef: Commentary on 1 Peter, 2 Peter, James