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Monthly Archive for: ‘January, 2015’

Below you will find links to documents which will be necessary to you as a Links team member. Please download those to which you have been directed by our Trip Manager. For each section please log in using the password with which you have been provided.

 

Here’s just a few highlights from a very busy last few months of 2014!

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Malawi

A small team went to assess our various micro enterprise development projects, in various locations around the country. We also looked at the amazing progress being made with an livestock & agriculture project, and conducted training in bee keeping and honey harvesting!

 

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Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia and India

Teams went to conduct Marriage Enrichment Encounters, lead strategic planning meetings with partners, carry out church leadership training, conduct micro enterprise training, and pilot Community Health Care in new communities.

 

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Ghana and Uganda

Teams delivered Community Health Care training in Ghana, and also piloted a new health initiative for schools called Fit for Life, in Uganda.

 

 

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Uganda

The year ended with a team from the UK and the USA delivering leadership training with our partners Wellspring. We also heard amazing stories from a group of ladies who have been helped by Wellspring, using training and resources provided by Links. See and hear more at http://youtu.be/aPGsZUayeqU

JoeGisbeysmallWe are excited to bring you news that Joe Gisbey is back on team, working for Links International. Many of you will remember that Joe was part of the team for some time before going to Colombia with his wife to pioneer a new church there. Since returning Joe has taken up a position on the leadership of Arun Community Church which will also continue. Joe brings a lot of mission and development experience, along with great passion and gifting. We are very pleased to have him on board!
Joe says:
I feel great joy and excitement to be back in the Links International team, seeing lives changed and communities transformed. I am looking forward to all that God is going to do in 2015 and as we move forward. This organisation has such a rich history and has been used to shift paradigms concerning missions and has displayed how the Church can engage with the needs around us in a beautiful and strategic way. It is truly an honour and privilege to be able to be a part of this amazing team and that ongoing, growing revolution. There are new adventures and levels that God is moving us towards and I believe our best days are still to come!

Group in ZambiaTrip purpose: Working with our partners in Zambia. We will be following up the training given in healthcare and micro-enterprise development in the autumn of last year.

Trip team: The training is provided by working with local key influencers, our aim being to encourage and empower. We need team members with experience in the skills areas listed above. However, we are also interested in applications from volunteers willing to learn and serve in a variety of ways.

Due to the nature of our trips, participants must be flexible and adaptable.

Trip facts
Leader: Andy Read
Dates: 10 – 17 May 2015. Subject to change. Please confirm you can be flexible to travel 2/3 days either side of dates listed. We welcome trip participants for part of or all of a trip.
Flights: International and in-country flights are booked for UK participants. A non-refundable flight deposit of £200 must be submitted as soon as the Trip Application has been approved. If you do not pay your fare in time, you may not be able to join the trip. Participants from other countries may be required to book their own international flights but in-country flight bookings will be made by Links.
Food: A daily amount is recommended under Trip Costs.
Accommodation: Links will make all bookings and participants pay before departure.

Trip Costs
Please note, all costs are esti­mates only and based on recent Links trips. Actual costs will be con­firmed at the time of booking.

Flight: £800 Return from UK
Accomm./food/transport: £650
Visa: £35 plus administration charges (we recommend using Diversity Travel: visas@diversitytravel.co.uk)
Immunisation: Please consult your GP for requirements and costs
Anti-Malarial: Please consult your GP for requirements and costs
Insurance: Links covers all required insurances at a charge of £35 per week.
Admin. Fee: £55. (To be included with the flight deposit)

What next? Please com­plete our online application form. Once this has been processed our Trips Manager will contact you to request the deposit of £255.

Contact us: +44 (0)1903 778515 office@linksinternational.org.uk

Links International is a registered charity 327000

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Trip purpose: Working with our partners Church of Pentecost Ghana. We will be following up previous training given in healthcare, agriculture and micro-enterprise development.

Trip team: The training is provided by working with local key influencers, our aim being to encourage and empower. We need team members with experience in the skills areas listed above. However, we are also interested in applications from volunteers willing to learn and serve in a variety of ways.

Due to the nature of our trips, participants must be flexible and adaptable.

Trip facts
Leader: Andy Read
Dates: 1-8 November 2015. Please confirm you can be flexible to travel 2/3 days either side of dates listed. We welcome trip participants for part of or all of a trip.
Flights: International and in-country flights are booked for UK participants. A non-refundable flight deposit of £200 must be submitted as soon as the Trip Application has been approved. If you do not pay your fare in time, you may not be able to join the trip. Participants from other countries may be required to book their own international flights but in-country flight bookings will be made by Links.
Food: A daily amount is recommended under Trip Costs.
Accommodation: Links will make all bookings and participants pay before departure.

Trip Costs
Please note, all costs are esti­mates only and based on recent Links trips. Actual costs will be con­firmed at the time of booking.

Flight: £750-850 Return from UK
Accomm./food: TBC It is likely that the majority of this will be covered by our hosts
Ground Transport: Covered by hosts
Visa: £20 plus administration charges (we recommend using Diversity Travel: visas@diversitytravel.co.uk)
Immunisation: Please consult your GP for requirements and costs. YELLOW FEVER IS REQUIRED
Anti-Malarial: Please consult your GP for requirements and costs
Insurance: Links covers all required insurances at a charge of £35 per week.
Admin. Fee: £55

What next? Please com­plete our online application form. Once this has been processed our Trips Manager will contact you to request non-refundable deposit of £290.

Contact us: +44 (0)1903 778515 office@linksinternational.org.uk Links International is a registered charity 327000