Loveland, CO (PressExposure) October 21, 2008 -- Lifetree Adventures announced 14 new destinations for 2009 for their part vacation, part Christian service itineraries. Volunteers will be able to walk among biblical ruins and help bring in a harvest to feed hungry Israeli children, or live on an Amazon riverboat cruising up the Ucayali River and then stopping at an Indian village to help build their church.
The 14 Christian Travel destinations for 2009 include:
Alaska Christian Travel Itinerary Volunteers will journey into the Alaskan bush where they will live in a village and work alongside men, women, and their families. Experience everyday life in the Alaskan wild, and spend time learning about their traditions. Life in the village is very hard, and the time volunteers spend with them, showing Godâs love to these amazing people, will make a difference for years to come. [http://www.lifetreeadventures.com/page.aspx?destination=2]
Australia Christian Travel Itinerary Serve with both hands and heart as volunteers do maintenance and light construction in the morning, then hold a mini Vacation Bible School for the kids once school gets out. While on the reservation, volunteers will learn about Aboriginal culture and immerse themselves into their way of life as they serve this special community. [http://www.lifetreeadventures.com/page.aspx?destination=14]
Costa Rica Christian Travel Itinerary From cool, moist rainforests to sun-kissed beaches, Costa Rica offers something for everyone seeking adventure. This land is stunningly beautiful and peacefulâthere hasnât been an army in Costa Rica since 1949. [http://www.lifetreeadventures.com/page.aspx?destination=5]
Ecuador Christian Travel Itinerary Ecuador is a country rich in history and magnificent scenery. From volcanoes to modern cities, Amazon rainforests and the Galapagos Islands, there is something for everyone.
Egypt Christian Travel Itinerary Volunteers will see the Great Pyramid, the only Ancient Seven Wonders of the Worldâ still standing, ride by camel among the pyramids, walk through massive temples in Luxor, and be transported back to a time when pharaohs ruled the land.
Guatemala Christian Travel Itinerary Discover one of the worldâs least knownâbut most remarkableâ celebrations of Holy Week. Experience the elaborate Easter festivities, including huge, human-powered wooden floats proceeding down cobblestone streets intricately decorated with brightly dyed sawdust, flowers, and pine needlesâall to be trampled by the procession!
Israel Christian Travel Itinerary In Israel the word âoldâ should be used sparinglyâ most of its citiesâ ages are counted not in centuries, but in millennia. Israel is home to many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and of course there is Jerusalemâa historical and spiritual home to the three main religions of the world.
Kenya Christian Travel Itinerary In the capital city of Nairobi, volunteers will work alongside Christâs followers who selflessly help some of the cityâs poorest people. The work that needs to be done includes: feeding programs, healthcare, vocational education, providing homes for children of parents who have died of AIDS, and empowering church leaders with training seminars.
Mazatlan Christian Travel Itinerary Volunteers will make a real difference in Mazatlan as they help build a home for a well-deserving family. Not only will they learn a couple of new skills, theyâll dig into the Mexican culture and feel at home in a suburb of Mazatlan. Youâll make new friends as you work alongside the people who will live in the house once itâs done. And youâll take home wonderful memories of your service to people in need. It will be an unforgettable trip.
Navajo Nation Christian Travel Itinerary Re-shingle a leaking roof for a needy family, repair a sheep corral for an elderly woman, or help a disabled couple with a backlog of household chores they just canât do themselves. Whatever their job, volunteers will make a big difference in the lives of those they serve, but will have ample opportunity to explore the beautiful culture.
Peru Christian Travel Itinerary For over 25 years Group Workcampâs ministry partners have been reaching the people of the Ucayali River by boat. But recently they completed a new, large sailing vesselâthe Evangelistaâto expand their work of bringing the good news to the people on the river. This boat will be travelersâ home away from home. Be a part of a ministry expedition to serve, share experiences, and even learn from villagers. Volunteers will help educate, develop relationships, take part in construction projects, be a part of church activities, and micro-business development will make an impact on the community.
Tanzania Christian Travel Itinerary In Tanzania few rural villages have safe drinking water, medical facilities, and primary education. Volunteers will serve the students and staff by helping build a new school. Help fight poverty in Tanzania by creating a place where physical and spiritual needs of local children can be met for years to come. Reach out to children and show Godâs love by providing for their basic needs.
Uganda Christian Travel Itinerary In the past, Uganda was a place of unrest, causing severe economic problems. Peaceful now for more than 20 years, economic hardship, poverty, and sickness still remain. Lifetreeâs service partners in Uganda work tirelessly with over 3,000 orphans and very poor children. They provide daily food and schooling for children with the goal of breaking the cycle of poverty. Work alongside these committed Christians to build new schools that can make a life-long impact on the lives of these children.
Vanuatu Christian Travel Itinerary On Pentecost Island volunteers will help a Christian boarding school that serves more than 300 teenagers from throughout the Vanuatu Islands. The beautiful hillside campus overlooks the turquoise waters of the Pacific. Volunteers will help to improve the facilities and provide for a conducive environment for learning and spiritual growth for the young people of Vanuatu.
For more information, or to reserve a spot on the new Christian travel itineraries, travel agents and travelers can go to http://www.lifetreeadventures.com or call 800-747-2157 Monday through Friday MST.
Lifetree Adventures is a new division of Group Workcamps Foundation, a leading non-profit mission organization offering Christian travel trips for youth and adults for over 30 years. Lifetree offers Christian travel options to Kenya, Tanzania, Peru, Guatemala, Israel, Jordan, Mazatlan, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Uganda and Vanuatu with new destinations being constantly added. Through Group Workcamps, over 250,000 volunteers have provided more than 7 million hours of volunteer service to projects in hundreds of U.S. and international locations.
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