Why you should serve
The need in Guyana
A national tragedy in the late 1970's resulted in the evacuation of nearly all evangelical missionaries in Guyana. The lack of any evangelical influence made room for substantial growth of the Muslim and Hindu populations. Our ministry partners serve in an area that is approximately 50% Hindu, making them a beacon of true HOPE in the darkness.
Not only are many Guyanese spiritually poor, but they are economically poor as well. The harsh poverty has caused many natives to migrate to other countries. We have teamed up with a local pastor to share the gospel in a community in dire need of the HOPE that comes from faith in Jesus Christ.
at a glance
Here is some helpful information about our trips to Guyana and a look at the cultural statistics.
All Ages - Family Friendly
7 Days / 6 Nights
Guyana Cultural Statistics
Current Temp. 68°
Northern South America
Living in Poverty
Ways to serve:
Click on the buttons to review all the ways you can serve in Guyana.
Our desire is to support the local church through purposeful, long-term relationships designed to cultivate Christ-centered communities. Our teams will have the opportunity to reach Hindu/Muslim children through VBS* * Teams are responsible for preparing VBS curriculum and activities and bringing necessary supplies.
The local church we’ve partnered with is in a community that primarily consists of Hindus and Muslims. It is our desire to share the HOPE that comes from faith in Christ with these men, women, and children.
Missionaries often don’t have the budget for repairs or updates, so we ask our teams to contribute to the ongoing upkeep of the mission site, and help with bigger projects as needed.
Many pastors are laymen, who serve their congregations as volunteers. Pastoral training is a valuable tool that will equip these men with a better understanding of how to present the gospel and meet the spiritual needs of those in their community.
The local church is small, and anyone working with children is a volunteer that has likely never been trained. Teams can meet this important need by putting on seminars or workshops for those who have a heart for children’s ministry.
Sports are a great way to connect with people whom you’ve never met before! Kids and teens in Jamaica love soccer and basketball especially - we love using sports as a way to enter into conversation and relationship.
Tutoring is a natural, easy way to develop long-term relationships with children and youth in the community. Attending to the need for educational guidance allows the local pastor and church leaders to get to know families and help meet their greater needs.
Trip Pricing Info:
All pricing is accurate as of 02/26/2020
Pricing Per Person:
- Individual Pricing: $1095
- Family & Small Group Pricing: $1095
- Team Pricing: $995
- Team Members: $995
Team Registration Fee
- Team of 10 or more: $495
- Create your own trip
- Gives team members a $100 discount
7 Days / 6 Nights
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- To/From Airport
- To/From Ministry sites in-country
Translators (if needed)
3 meals/day (excludes food at airports)
- American or Guyanese cuisine
1 Bold Hope staff member
- Training presentations & handouts
- Devotional guides
- Re-Entry guides
Basic Ministry Supplies:
- Paint and brushes
- Coloring books & crayons
Reusable Water Bottle
Recreation or Local Cultural Experience
Airfare (Bold Hope can book)
Construction and/or Ministry Projects
- Bold Hope t-shirts will typically be on sale during your trip, but limited quantities are available.
- If you would like to make your own shirts, feel free to grab our logos here: Bold Hope Media Kit
What's Not Included
Transportation to/from U.S. airport
Guyana Information -&- Frequently Asked Questions
Be sure to read through this information.
Accommodations will have air conditioning and hot water.
All international travelers should research the area they are visiting. Please Click here for Guyana vaccination information and consult with your primary care physician or a travel clinic at least 4-8 weeks prior to your departure to make decisions that are best for you or your family members.
Trip participants should be up to date with vaccinations common to those living in the United States, such as tetanus and measles/mumps/rubella.
Homemade international food such as rice, beans, pork, chicken, pasta, etc.
Clean, safe drinking water is available at all times.
It is each participant's responsibility to get themselves to and from the airport in the U.S.
Upon arrival in Guyana, all transportation during your stay is included in the cost of the trip.
All passports must be valid 6 months past the dates of the trip.
Be sure to read through this information.
Is a visa required for travel to Guyana?
No, U.S. citizens do not need a visa for tourist or business travel to this country. A valid U.S. Passport is required.
What is the dress code for Guyana?
Modest clothing is important. Women should pack at least one ankle-length skirt/dress and men should pack one pair of slacks and a collared short-sleeve shirt. Tattoos and piercings are not well-received and every effort should be made to conceal them whenever possible.
What time zone is Guyana in?
Guyana is located in the Guyana Time Zone, which is the same as EST, however Daylight Savings Time is not observed.
Do I need to pack towels or toiletries?
Yes, please pack a towel and shampoo/conditioner/soap.
What language do Guyanaans speak?
The people in Guyana speak English.
What kind of food will I be eating?
Homemade international foods such as rice, beans, pork, chicken, pasta, etc.
Can I drink the water?
No, never drink out of the tap in Guyana and do not use that water to brush your teeth. Bottled water will be provided for you.
What should I know about the culture?
Guyanese culture reflects the influence of Indian, African, Amerindian, British, Portuguese, Chinese, Creole, Latin American, and Dutch cultures.
Is there a fun day option?
The town we will be serving in is remote. The only fun day option is to spend the day at a local hotel pool.
Will I need a voltage converter or a power plug adapter?
Yes, both are recommended.
Accidental Death & Dismemberment
Reduced to $10,000 for those under age 12 or age 70 and over
Medical Expenses - Primary
- $100 deductible
- No preexisting conditions Exclusion.
Primary coverage; $2,500 of this limit is available to pay U.S. or Canadian providers
Excess Medical Expenses - Optional
Preexisting conditions are Excluded. Includes an additional $50,000 Emergency Medical Evacuation limit.
For those age 0-59 at an additional $0.49 per diem
For those age 0-59 at an additional $0.69 per diem
For those age 60-65 at an additional $1.40 per diem
For those age 66-70 at an additional $3.05 per diem
Disability Income Benefit
(no benefit if under age 12 or 70 and over)
First 100 Months — Accident
Months 101–200 — Accident
50 Months — Sickness (after 3 month waiting period)
Available 24/7/365 for assistance with worldwide medical emergencies; provided by Intana Global™
Emergency Medical Evacuation
Coordinated by Intana Global™; will bring participant back to USA if necessary
Crisis Management Service*
Available 24/7/365 for assistance with worldwide non-medical emergencies; provided by red24
Coordinated by red24; for evacuation due to crime, civil unrest, natural disasters, kidnap/hostage situations**
Family Coordination and Repatriation of Mortal Remains
Combined limit for both benefits and includes a sublimit of $2,500 for extra expenses incurred during an approved evacuation
"Door to door" replacement cost coverage includes checked baggage; higher limits available upon request.
Worldwide jurisdiction; includes coverage for injury to a volunteer; covers volunteer and sending organization
$3.30 per person per day
By requesting that we enroll you or your group, you are agreeing to participate in InternationalHelpers (Guernsey) Trust (IHT) for certain benefits and services. The Trust Participation Agreement is attached for signature and return with enrollment. Services & Benefits are provided by service contracts & insurance policies issued to IHT.
*The cost of a security evacuation is only insured up to $1,000 in countries and regions deemed Extreme Risk by red24, unless the volunteer is already in the country and insured by this plan when the country or region is elevated to Extreme Risk status. red24 cannot guarantee service in Extreme Risk areas. If you are traveling to an area that may be subject to this limitation, please contact us.
** While red24 will deploy a specialist or negotiator as needed, this benefit does not pay ransomamounts.
This brief summary is not an insurance policy; rather, it outlines some of the features of this coverage. For specific details, please contact our office or refer to the policy. This is not a major medical policy. MajorMedical Coverage is available for individuals and groups on Short-Termand Long-Term international assignments. AnAggregate Limit of $20,000,000 applies to the above benefits. This limit provides the full $100,000 AD&D benefit for up to 200 persons in a common accident.
To participate and receive the services & benefits of IHT, complete the enrollment formand return along with your check made payable to: Gallagher Charitable International Insurance Services. In computing the number of days, count the departure day as well as the day of return. If the entire group is not traveling on the same dates, please attach a separate sheet grouping the volunteers by their travel dates.