Nairobi, Kenya

September 28th, 2023 - October 7th, 2023

Trip Details

We have the privilege of partnering with two incredible ministries in Nairobi, Kenya. We will spend the week working with NewSpring missionaries, LJ and Danee Davis, at a school they run near one of the largest slums in Nairobi. The school offers scholarships and housing to approximately 100 children of which most are orphaned. We also partner with an organization called UNTOLD that ministers to those suffering due to the HIV/AIDS crisis which faces Kenya. On this trip, we will have the opportunity to learn from both of these key partners and come alongside them in welcoming God's kingdom in Nairobi.

Trip Cost

The cost of the trip is $3,350. This includes airfare, hotel, meals, and transportation while in Kenya. After being accepted, a $150 non-refundable deposit is due to reserve your spot.

You will be responsible for meals in the airports as well as any extra snacks and souvenirs you’d like to purchase. Additional costs may include acquiring or updating your passport and any vaccines you choose to receive before traveling.

COVID-19

Currently, the Kenyan Government is requiring a negative COVID PCR or Antigen test within 72 hours of flight. The procurement and cost of the test are the responsibility of the participant. The cost of the test is not included in the cost of the trip paid to NewSpring Church. A copy of the results must be emailed to missions@newspring.cc as well as keeping a paper copy on your person while traveling. In the event of a participant’s positive test result, all efforts will be made to transfer funds to a future trip. Airports and airlines are requiring face masks to be worn at all times except while eating or drinking. Additionally, the Kenyan government is requiring all individuals, with the exception of children below 2 years old to wear masks in public spaces, including in grocery stores and on the street, to prevent the further spread of the COVID-19 virus. All persons entering Kenyan by air must also complete a Health Pass in advance of arrival, available online here.


Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 FAQs
  • COVID vaccines are not required to enter Guatemala. You will need a copy of a negative COVID PCR or Antigen test within 48 hours of the flight.
  • Participants must make arrangements for the test within 48 hours and ensure that results are in prior to departing for the airport the morning of departure.
  • Costs of a test are not included in the trip cost and may or may not be covered by insurance. Please consult our insurance provider and primary care physician.
  • Masks are worn in many public places in Guatemala, and trip participants will do so where it is required in the country.
  • Masks will be worn on planes and in airports if the airline or airport requires.
Do I have to be part of NewSpring Church to go on this trip?

We give preference to NewSpring volunteers, but you do not have to be part of NewSpring to apply. If you’re interested in getting involved at NewSpring, join us at Connect Classes.

What is the age requirement?

People of all ages can apply for a trip! In some cases, trips may have a more specific age requirement (ie. a trip with Fuse), but that will be clearly communicated.

How long is the trip?

Trips to Antigua and Guatemala City last seven days, including travel.

Is a passport required?

Yes. Traveling outside the United States requires an up-to-date passport. Passports cost approximately $175. On how to apply for a U.S. Passport visit here.

Did my application go through?

You will receive a confirmation email within two minutes of submitting your application. If you did not, please fill out the application again.

What vaccinations do I need?

Please visit the CDC website for the country you are traveling to and consult your medical doctor to determine what vaccinations you will need.

Does NewSpring offer scholarships?

No, we do not offer scholarships; however, we would love to work with you to help you come up with a fundraising strategy to raise support!

Have More Questions?

If we did not answer your questions about the trip, please contact us for more details.