Call Ashley Kendall. Give me a ring at 404-358-6766 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me tell you why this is the best mission trip EVER!
Cut a date. Pick a date on the Team Assignments page at teamwhirlwind.com. Chose a time when there are the least amount of people in town, that way YOUR team gets the most attention. Most teams come Monday-Thursday and have Friday as an excursion day to Six Flags, White Water, Stone Mountain or the Aquarium.
Fill out the Team Contact. Once you know your date and a rough estimate of how many students your bringing, fill out the Contract at teamwhirlwind.com to reserve your dates.
Send in your Support. Six months before your mission trip please send in half of your support to the Whirlwind Missions 5935 New Peachtree Rd Doraville, Ga 30340 . The $25 per person/ per day covers our logistic, tours, snacks, and a photo gallery each day including a video at the end of your trip. It doesn’t include lodging, transportation or supplies. (More information on Contract.) Bring the other half the first day of missions.
Transportation. How are you going to get to Atlanta? Most teams come in their church vans, Greyhound busses or fly into Hartsfield Jackson International Airport and then rent vehicles.
Settle lodging. Now that you have a date and group size, book out lodging. Depending on your budget, you can stay at a partnering church for about $25 per person/ week or stay at Comfort Inn for $65 a night in a room with two double beds, continental breakfast and a pool. Find more information under Lodging at teamwhirlwind.com.
Plan Meals! Most teams get groceries for the week and cook. Cereal and fruit for breakfast, then we can eat out at an ethnic food fave including Mexican, Indian, Malaysian and African for about $10 a person. Packed lunches are also easy. Dinner could include spaghetti, ordering pizza, catering from Chickfila or other home cooked recipes. Check out Meal Ideas at the Team Whirlwind Website.
Plan the Bible Stories! We’re here to train your students to be missionaries! Elect group leaders within your youth group. Have them pick 4 Bible Stories from the Old Testament. Encourage them to practice telling the stories and also plan an easy craft to go along with the story. Crafts can be simple coloring sheets and popsicle crafts to foam hats and picture frames. (Picture crafts are the most popular!) Get more ideas at teamwhirlwind.com.
Purchase Supplies Your team is responsible for the Bible Story, craft supplies, snacks, balls, jump ropes and chalk during the Backyard Bible Club at the missions. Plan for about 30-40 children at each site, and remember your group will be split into teams of 10 and each team covers the same 2 mission sites for 4 days.