Expedition FAQs

  • Does 25 Project assist team members with fundraising?
    • Each team member is provided a personal fundraising page (unless not requested).  We provide biblical training, suggestions and a sample fundraising letter for team members.
  • When is final payment due?
    • Each team member MUST fully fund the Total Expedition Cost with their airline ticket purchased 7 days prior to departure with the team.  If your expedition is not fully funded by 7 days prior to departure, your airline seat will be released and your funds will be transferred to a future expedition team you choose to reschedule for (minus applicable rebooking fees).
  • Can a team member use an alternate flight itinerary?
    • If a team member chooses to use an alternative airline or itinerary, 25 Project must approve the itinerary, and the team member is responsible for purchasing their own ticket.
  • What is the required schedule in which funds are due?
    • $100 – non-refundable deposit per person to reserve dates
    • 1/3rd due – 90 days out, 1/3rd due – 60 days out, 1/3rd due – 30 days out
  • What expenses included in the Expedition Total Cost?
    • Flights to and from final destination
    • Your international travel health insurance
    • All food, transportation and accommodations while in country
    • Any group activity or outreach that is a part of the trip itinerary
    • Ministry expenses (team supplies, book and t-shirt)
    • Translators
  • What expenses are NOT included in the Expedition Total Cost?
    • Passport expenses (renewal, purchase, picture, etc.)
    • Travel Visa
    • Immunizations
    • Other medications (malaria prevention, indigestion, etc.)
    • Printing and mailing costs of support letters
    • Extra meals (such as during travel, or meals in airports)
    • Flight weather delay, natural disaster, or emergency costs for additional lodging, meals, or expenses
    • Your flight to DFW (if applicable)
  • When will a team member’s ticket be purchased?
    • A ticket will not be purchased until the minimum ticket cost is fully funded for an expedition.
  • Is there a minimum size for a team to travel?
    • There is a minimum team size for each team, and expedition members may be asked to reschedule at a later time when we are able to enlist the minimum.
  • Are team members expected to fully participate in preparation meetings?
    • Each team member is expected to fully participate in the preparation process and all scheduled team meetings before the expedition date.  If a team member misses ALL scheduled team meetings, they will be unable to travel on the expedition.  The airline seat will be released and you will forfeit the $100 non-refundable deposit.  Your funds will be transferred to a future expedition team you choose to reschedule for (minus applicable rebooking fees).
  • Are my personal payments or donations made by others tax deductable?
    • All funds paid to 25 Project are tax deductible and cannot be returned. Cancellation of an expedition inside 120 days of your scheduled expedition will forfeit the $100 non-refundable deposit.
  • Are applications reviewed before approval?
    • Each mission team Application or Re-Application will be reviewed by 25 Project.  Team member approval for participation on a team may not be approved due to medical history, criminal background history, prior expedition concerns or other circumstances.  Each Application or Re-application will be re-assessed on an annual basis by 25 Project.

      To apply to be on a 25 Project Mission Expedition Team, simply complete and submit the application here. If you have any questions, please contact Nathan Bogue, Director of Mobilization.