India
Mumbai / August

8/1/20 - 8/10/20

Take a deep dive into the justice work of Mumbai (formerly Bombay)—one of the largest cities in India where sexual trafficking and exploitation is rampant. But, the front lines of this fight are strong. Men and women work tirelessly throughout the year to end the tragedy and bring love and care to women and children coming out on the other side. You’ll be on the relief team: You’ll support these tireless justice workers, give them space to retreat and kick back, and bring some extra hope from the other side of the world. Take part in an immersive prayer walk through the red light district and bring home a whole new understanding of what God’s freedom and compassion look like in the light of day.

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Sign Up Deadline: 3/30/20
When: 8/1/20 - 8/10/20
Deposit: $300
Size of Trip: 25
Minimum Age: 16
Restrictions: Background Check Required
Total Cost: $3400 (Don't worry. Check this out.)

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How much does it cost?

$3,400.
That may sound like a lot, but you should know this covers everything (flight, hotel, meals, activities, etc.), and this is a number you’re meant to tackle with your friends and family.
Of all of our trip participants, only 5% have had to contribute to their own trip.
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What is the travel like?

It takes over 24 hours to get there and we fly on a commercial airline. Listen to all of your favorite Spotify playlists twice, catch up on sleep, talk to your traveling companions, sleep some more, read, watch movies on your 21st century in-seat entertainment system, or just do nothing…which you probably haven’t done in a long time.

Day 1

Depart US


Day 2

Arrive in Mumbai, India


Day 3

Acclimation Day: Mumbai Darshan sightseeing, Bollywood dancing


Day 4

Visit to JA Group Homes / Vocational Center & a government home


Day 5-6

Workshop with Girls & Staff


Day 7

Retreat with local Indian community


Day 8

Attend Local Indian Church, Personal Reflection Time


Day 9

Visit JA office, Depart Mumbai


Day 10

Arrive home

Mumbai is a bustling metropolis and one of the world’s largest cities. Formerly known as Bombay, it is the commercial capital of the country and one of its most important ports. Mumbai is also notable for India’s prolific film industry- Bollywood. While in Mumbai, the team will stay at a ‘western-style’ hotel in the heart of the city. The hotel will have all basic amenities, air conditioning (you’ll be thankful for this), and a generous breakfast buffet. While traditional indian dishes are highlighted, familiar breakfast foods (think omelet station and cereal) are also available.

Some meals will be served at the hotel, and others will be out at various restaurants. Be prepared to try some of the finest Indian food in the world.

Jeevan Aadhar

Jeevan Aadhar (JA) is an Indian company with a heart. For years, JA has provided highest quality aftercare services for survivors of child sexual exploitation. Their philosophy is that with care, time, and community support, these girls are able to recover and thrive—living full, restored, reintegrated lives. Their family style homes empower survivors to heal physically and emotionally in a secure environment. Now, JA is expanding it's work to implement cutting edge child sexual abuse prevention training through a partnership with the most successful prevention organization in the U.S: Darkness2Light. The United Nations recognized D2L's effectiveness in this field. Now, D2L and Jeevan Aadhar are working to "Indianize" D2L's ‘Stewards of Children’ program into the Indian cultural context.

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Testimonial

“I realized that on this trip, that God can create community out of any situation. All the girls called each other sisters regardless of what part of the world they were from, what language they spoke, or their past. It was crazy to see how different God’s definition of family was from my own.”
- Mckenzie