The Girl’s Getaway is quite different than our other trips. This trip is all about doing something extra special for all of the women and children in our care. We also typically invite other girls that currently work in the bars. This is an all-expense paid vacation to the beach for them. It is an incredibly fun and healing trip for these precious women. Imagine holding hands with a woman and her child who have likely never had a vacation in their lives. Imagine running into the ocean, giggling together as you and your new friends feel warm sunlight and salt water on your skin. It truly is heaven on earth! On this trip you will also engage in outreach to Angeles City’s Walking Street and spend time in our safe houses where you will get to know our women before spending time at the getaway.

Cost: $2,000 + cost of flight

All meals, taxes, fees, in country transportation, and lodging are provided*.

$200 deposit due after trip acceptance. We will book the flights 100 days before departure. (Team will meet in a west coast city, usually Seattle, then fly to Manila as a group). 50% of trip expenses due 75 days before departure, 100% of trip expenses due 45 days before departure.

Requirements:
All trip participants must at least 18 years old, be willing to submit a background check, and must have a heart to serve those that are trapped in the sex trade.

Application and deposit due by January 31, 2017.

Our summer trip is typically a bit longer than the Girl’s Getaway or Winter trip and is focused on outreach and everyday life in the Philippines. For example, one of our teams helped move one of our safe houses to a new, expanded, lovely location. Projects like this give our team insight into the life at our safe houses. This interraction creates greater understanding of what everyday life is like for our women going to school and learning to walk into freedom.
We partner with other amazing ministries in the Philippines who live and work in neighborhood slum or village communities. Our teams join hands to pray over and bless the people of their barangay. This practical exposure can be life changing for many of our team members who may not have ever experienced extreme poverty. This can bring an understanding of why many of our women became vulnerable to trafficking.
Lastly, we typically travel to Angeles City’s red-light district, called Walking Street, for a time of outreach into the bars where we pray for many divine encounters with women who desire freedom.

Cost: $1,600 + flight.
All meals, taxes, fees, in country transportation, and lodging are provided*.
200$ deposit due after acceptance, deposit included in total cost. We will book the flights 100 days before departure. (Team will meet in a west coast city, usually Seattle, then fly to Manila as a group). 50% of trip expenses due 75 days before departure, 100% of trip expenses due 45 days before departure.

Requirements:
All trip participants must at least 18 years old, be willing to submit a background check, and must have a heart to serve those that are trapped in the sex trade.

Application and deposit due by March 1st, 2018.

Our Winter Vision trip is perfect if you desire a short, highly impactful integration into the revival that happening in the Philippines. This trip truly embodies its name. It will open your eyes and heart to the vision of Wipe Every Tear and God’s restoration available for women formerly trafficked in the sex trade. A very special part of this trip are our Christmas and New Year’s celebrations with our women – Filipinos love the holidays! You may usher in the new year with worship or a dance party as a cacophony of fireworks blasts off in the street. Or, you may spend your time in a bar in Angeles City, speaking worth and freedom into the heart of a beautiful woman. It may be the first time she hears that freedom is available to her! This trip is typically a bit shorter than our other Vision Trips, but that certainly does not make it any less special.

Cost: $1,600 + flight.
All meals, taxes, fees, in country transportation, and lodging are provided*.
200$ deposit due after acceptance, deposit included in total cost. We will book the flights 100 days before departure. (Team will meet in a west coast city, usually Seattle, then fly to Manila as a group). 50% of trip expenses due 75 days before departure, 100% of trip expenses due 45 days before departure.

Requirements:
All trip participants must at least 18 years old, be willing to submit a background check, and must have a heart to serve those that are trapped in the sex trade.

Come with us as we join hands with Jesus and introduce the pure love of the Father to women longing to be set free.

What can I expect on a vision trip?
Expect the unexpected! This is not your typical “mission” trip. We will not be building a house in a week or painting walls (although those are great things to do). No, we are building a much firmer foundation; introducing lovely people to the love of Jesus. This is why it is a “Vision trip.” You will gain a great understanding of Wipe Every Tear’s vision to free and love women trapped in the sex trade, by spending a large amount of time reaching out to those caught in places most missions organizations may not dare go – bars where sex workers are employed. You will also spend time building relationships with the incredible women in our care. Most importantly, you will have the opportunity to share in discover more of the Lord’s heart to free and redeem all of His people.
How long are vision trips?
Most of our vision trips are about ten days on the ground in the Philippines, however, each trip may vary in length.
What is included in the cost of a trip?
Lodging
All meals
In-country fees
Travel health insurance (Up to $1M in coverage, $0 deductible)
All ground transportation costs
Group meals for the team plus the women in our care
Blessing our women and overseas staff
Blessing our partners in the Philippines
How do I raise funds for the trip?
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.
Do I book my own flights?
No, you do not need to worry about your flights. Your Wipe Every Tear mission 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.
Are there safety concerns in the Philippines?
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 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!