HOW DO I APPLY FOR A TRIP?

Please complete our inquiry form and one of our staff members will contact you within the next 24 -48 hours to discuss open trip dates as well as the process to apply.

WHAT IS THE TRIP COST AND WHAT DOES IT INCLUDE?

The trip fee payable to Forever Changed International is $1,300 for a 7-day/6-night trip. This includes all meals, in-country transportation, housing, and assistance procuring required COVID-19 testing for your return trip.

Airfare to Guatemala City from your home airport is not included. You are responsible for booking your airfare. Souvenirs and discretionary spending are not included.  All mission trip fees are non-refundable. Please refer to complete trip terms and conditions.

WHAT IS THE PAYMENT SCHEDULE?

No mission trip fees will be accepted until participants complete a required background check, are approved, and are confirmed.

$475 non-refundable payment #1 due 60 days before arrival

$825 non-refundable payment #2 due 30 days before arrival

Please refer to complete trip terms and conditions.

WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AGE OF PARTICIPANTS?

Dorie’s Promise is open to individuals of all ages. Our teams are quite often filled with teens and adults, but we welcome families who desire to serve together as well. We are available to discuss our programs with you to help determine if your children are ready to visit Guatemala.

ARE BACKGROUND CHECKS REQUIRED?

Yes. When you apply for participation on a trip with Forever Changed International, you will also consent to have a background check. The safety of our children, staff, and trip participants is a high priority—we require all participants to adhere to this policy.

DO I HAVE TO BE PART OF A LARGE TEAM TO GO ON A MISSION TRIP?

No, we offer limited individual/small group weeks throughout the year.  Participating with us during these weeks is a great way to meet new people from all over the United States and Canada. Inquire now to find out more about our opportunities for individuals and small groups to serve with us.

I AM A TEAM LEADER; HOW MUCH NOTICE IS NECESSARY TO BOOK MY TEAM TO TRAVEL DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS?

Summer is the busiest time for our program. If you are interested in traveling during the summer months we recommend that you begin building your team at least six to twelve months in advance of your proposed date of travel.

Before building your team, you must be approved as a Team Leader and your trip dates must be confirmed by our Missions Director. Do not assume the week you want is available.

 Teams are limited to 20 people maximum, including Team Leaders.

WHAT TYPES OF GROUPS PARTICIPANTS HAVE TRAVELED WITH YOU ON A MISSION TRIP?

Church, youth, ladies, community and men’s groups, families, and individuals have been serving with us for over 10 years.

IS GUATEMALA SAFE FOR TRAVEL?

Forever Changed International takes precautions to make sure you are safe during your stay with us. Our dedicated trip staff in Guatemala stays aware of all political and social situations in the areas where we work. We only work exclusively in communities where we have longstanding relationships and feel safe. We never send teams into situations that will put their safety at risk. Additionally, we do not allow trip participants to travel outside our community alone. From the time you exit the airport you are accompanied by our staff—they are responsible for all of your travel within Guatemala as well. Our orphan care home as well as your accommodations are in a private, gated community with private security. During our daily trips we also have security who accompany us.

DO I NEED VACCINATIONS TO TRAVEL TO GUATEMALA?

New in 2022: In accordance with Dr. Castro's protocols: All visitors must provide proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination series more than 14 days before arrival. Read our COVID-19 policy here.

The Center for Disease Control and local governments may require vaccinations and/or testing for travel to Guatemala and return travel to your home country. Please consult local authorities for current vaccination and testing requirements. We also recommend that you consult your personal physician and be up-to-date on standard vaccinations.