2023 Mission Trip Report

Dear Beacon of Hope Friends,

This post is for all friends who have shown any interest in our Beacon of Hope planned mission trip for February 2023.  Firstly, thanks to all of you who took the time to participate in our Mission Trip Information meeting on July 24, whether you were there in person on the Zoom call.

For those who wanted to be there but for any reason where not able to make it or just forgot about it, we recorded the event.   The following are the main topics that we talked about with links to the recordings.


Download Information Meeting Presentation

Participation Deadline

After reviewing the presentation information, if you have an interest in participating in the the February 2023 mission trip please notify Beacon of Hope by August 31, 2022

Click the links below to watch the recording from the section of the presentation you would like to watch.

(1) Who are we and what do we, 
      01-Introduction & History

(2) What we will do on first week of the trip,
      02-Week 1

(3) What will we do on the second week of the Zambia Team,
      03-Week 2 in Zambia

(4) What will we do on the second week of the Uganda Team,
      04-Week 2 in Uganda, 04-Orphan Care

(5) What are the need to know topics like Passports, visas, vaccinations, Cost of the trip etc.  
      05-Trip Requirements

(6) Optional third vacation week to see the beautiful sites and scenery of South Africa.
      06-Optional Overland Adventure

(7) Question and Answer Discussion

      07-Q & A Discussion

Note: It is quite acceptable to NOT participate in the mission trip but still do the nine-day Overland Adventure Vacation.

Download Information Meeting Presentation

Download Overland Adventure Vacation Presentation

Download Support Letter

As was stated in the presentation, everyone who participates on the mission trip are required to raise their own support to pay their own way.  Attached is a sample support letter. This letter is just a sample to provide you most of the salient information that a supporter might be interested in.  You can customize the first page of the letter to say whatever you like to portray to your potential donors what is on your heart about going on the trip. Anyone paying their own way is not absolutely obligated to send out the support letters but as was said it the presentation, there are a number of very good reasons to do so. 

  • Not sending a letter might deprive someone the opportunity to participate in the mission without actually going. 
  • Your friends and family will be more likely to follow the activities of the trip if they are also contributing.
  • People who donate to a mission trip participant can quite easily become a long term donor to Beacon of Hope. 

Second Page Support Policy:

Try and keep the letter to one page.  If you are familiar with using mail merge you can replace “Supporter” with the supporters name using mail Merge, or you can just delete Supporter and hand write the supporters name.  The second page must remain as it is except for placing your name on the top line by replacing the italic text “your name

Return address envelope.

Include a return addressed envelope with your letter addressed to the Beacon of Hope mailing address:

24851 Costeau St, Laguna Hills, CA 92653.

Return address labels can be provided for you if that would streamline your support letter mailing.


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