...with your whole heart

To learn more about Mission India 2012, please click a link below.

Questions and Answers

As you are considering traveling to India, you probably have a lot of questions. That's fine. Please let us know any questions that you may have. We are happy to help.

Q: What is a passport? How is it different from a visa?

A passport is a document issued by your national government that basically proves to other governments that you are a citizen. So if you receive a US passport, that informs the Indian immigration worker that you are a US citizen.

A visa, however, is issued by the country to which you will be travelling. It is permission from the host country to enter for a certain purpose. For our trip, we will be going to India using a tourist visa, which must be granted by the Indian government.

Q: Is there an age limit for this mission trip?

There are two things to consider for those who wish to attend this mission trip. Firstly, there is the matter of strength. The time of year that we will be traveling in India is quite hot. You can expect temperatures in the 90's every day. Sometimes we will plan our activities in the evening so that we will not have to endure the height of the heat, but not always. There will also be a fair amount of walking from place to place. If you are very young or very old, the amount of strength that you have may be a consideration.

Secondly, there is the issue of maturity. Ideally, younger teenagers should be accompanied by a responsible adult. If you have a younger teen who you would like to send on their own, please contact us.

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Q: Can I help even if I am not able to go?

Absolutely. In fact, this is a question that is so important we have made a page just for it. Click here for the answer.

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Q: What should I pack?

View the packing list for a detailed answer to this question.

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Q: Can I take any electronics from the US?

The packing list answers this question, in the section entitled "Other things to consider"

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