Global Missions: Ivory Coast
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Ivory Coast FAQ

What are the trip Dates?
August 2 – 11, 2024

What will we do in Ivory Coast?
We will partner with full-time missionaries to be the hands and feet of Jesus by constructing multiple church buildings in small villages (called tabernacles, pre-fab steel structures with a roof).  We will also invite villagers to evangelism services at the new buildings and seek other opportunities to share the good news of Jesus.

What is the cost of the trip, and what is included?
The trip costs $3000 and includes airfare, ground transportation, food, accommodations, emergency/medical insurance, and all activities (final cost will be determined once airfare is secured).  The cost does NOT include immunization costs, food at the airport, and personal purchases for or on the trip.  

A $200, nonrefundable trip deposit is due by the first team meeting.  Additional payment deadlines will be communicated to team members by the team leader.

Are payments and contributions tax deductible?
Yes, an end-of-year contribution receipt will be provided from Cross Assembly.

Are contributions refundable?
If you are unable to travel after monies have been paid, please consult the team leader and missions director.  Many expenses are pre-paid and nonrecoverable by Cross Assembly and will not be refunded or credited back to you.
How can contributions be made?
If writing a check, checks should be made payable to Cross Assembly.  Per IRS regulations, team member names should NOT be written on the memo line.  If at all possible, please include a payment coupon (given to team members at the first team meeting and available to download on the team website platform) with all check payments.  Checks and cash may also be placed in a Cross Assembly giving envelope with the team member’s name and trip indicated.

Contributions can also be made online at  Select “Give” at top of screen>Scroll down and choose a campus (Choose “Yonkers” if not a Cross member or attender)>Enter an amount and payment method>Select “Global Missions” and ENTER IVORY COAST AND TEAM MEMBER NAME in memo box>Log in or create an account with cell number>Complete transaction.

Will I need a passport?
YES!  Your passport must be valid for at least six months after the trip’s return date.  A color copy of your passport must be submitted to your team leader or the missions director.  Complete passport information can be found
If you need to apply for or renew your passport, please consult the trip leader and begin that process as soon as possible.  It may take up to four months to receive a new passport.

Are extra immunizations needed for the trip?  

Yellow Fever Vaccine documentation is Required for entry into Ivory Coast.

Typhoid & Hepatitis-A vaccinations are recommended by CDC.  Malaria pills are also recommended before, during, and after travel.

Overall, please consult the CDC website and your physician and make a vaccination decision with which you are comfortable.

For more lesser-known vaccinations, you have options such as Passport Health, Rx Urgent Care, and Wake County Human Services.  A quick Google search may also give other options.  Please note that many vaccinations are not covered by standard health insurance coverage, so please research your insurance coverage, cost, and various providers so you’re not caught off-guard.  

What if I’m not a member of Cross Assembly?
If you are over the age of 18 and not a member, please contact Keith Majeroni at [email protected] for special consideration.

Can a minor join this team?  
Please consult the team leader for special consideration. A minor permitted to join the team must be accompanied by a parent and will require extra notarized paperwork.

What are the physical demands of this trip?
Please remember all international travel is physically demanding, and short-term teams are active every day of the trip.  This trip will have additional physical demands as much of the trip will involve heavy construction.  On the construction sites, you can expect to be on your feet for extended periods, moving about on uneven terrain and lifting or moving materials of 40+ lbs. If you have specific questions regarding the physical demands of this trip, please consult the team leader, Keith Majeroni, at [email protected].
Do you have additional questions?
Please email the team leader, Keith Majeroni, at [email protected].

When is the deadline to apply?
The deadline to apply online is March 1, 2023.  

Is a background check required?
Yes, Cross Assembly and Assemblies of God US Missions requires a criminal background check for team members.  If you do not have a current background check on file with Cross Assembly, you will receive an email with instructions.

How do I apply to join the team?
If you are ready to apply to join this team, please complete Step 3 of the Next Steps process by completing an application at the link below.  The missions director and team leader will consider your application, consult your reference, and contact you in a timely manner.  If an updated background check is required to complete your application, please respond to the email link that you receive.

Questions?  Click here to email the team leader.