By saying "Yes, Lord, send me!" to a Wipe Every Tear vision trip, you will see the full scope of what God is doing in the Philippines. This is why it is a “Vision Trip”! You will gain a great understanding of Wipe Every Tear’s mission by meeting women currently working in the sex trade. The bars exist for foreign customers, so your presence is necessary to enter the bars. You will also spend time with women in Wipe Every Tear's care, and pray for those in urban poor communities. Most importantly, you will discover more of the Lord’s heart to free and redeem all of His people.
Most of our vision trips are about ten days on the ground in the Philippines, however, each trip may vary in length.
Vision trips cost approximately $3,000.
This includes $2,000 for on-ground costs and $1,000 for flights.
On Ground Costs include:
Blessing our women and overseas staff
Blessing our partners in the Philippines
All trip funds are managed through our donation platform, Kindful. On this website, which will be set up for you, your donors can securely give financial support to your trip through your personal support page. Your page may be personalized to you, and we highly encourage sharing the link via social media. Kindful is very user-friendly, and provides easy email receipts and tax summaries to donors. We recommend raising support through personal conversations, social media, letters, and other creative means. You may raise support however you choose. If you choose not to fundraise support, you will still deposit all trip funds onto your Kindful page.
No, you do not need to worry about your flights. Your Wipe Every Tear trip coordinator and our travel agent will work diligently to book both your local and international flight. If you begin your trip from a city in the USA, we typically meet in a city on the west coast for a joint team departure to the Philippines. All flight costs will be deducted from your Kindful account. Keep in mind that domestic flights in the US will have various costs depending on your location in the US. Typically, a domestic flight costs between $200-$500. International flights typically cost between $900-$1,600.
When traveling anywhere overseas, especially a developing nation, there is always a risk. We operate outside of downtown Manila, and in the countryside of Luzon Island. To date, we have not experienced any major incidents of hostility or serious safety concerns. There have not been any reported cases of terrorism or warfare activity anywhere near our areas of operation. Should any problems arise, we will always heed the wisdom and leadings of the Holy Spirit, our directors, and local authorities.
We would love to host you and your team! Jesus is always faithful to grow groups in unity and fellowship through vision trips. Group trips are typically 8-20 individuals from a church, small group, or team that are collaboratively committed to seeing Kingdom come in the nations. We would love to hear more about your desire for a group trip! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to connect.
We hope this helps answer any preliminary questions you may have about a Wipe Every Tear Vision Trip. We pray, as you will join hands with us, that God blesses you so very much!