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DETAILS ON THE 2020 OLYMPIC PROJECT…

WHATS HAPPENING?

Between the 24th of JULY and the 9th of AUGUST next year, 2020 - the SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES are taking place in the spectacular city of TOKYO, JAPAN

There is a VERY SPECIAL INVITE from Japanese Churches for TEAMS to come and participate in an International MISSION PROJECT and YOU are invited!

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What are the dates of the actual mission projects…

TWO OPTIONS:

PROGRAM 1 (From USA/Canada)

WEDNESDAY JULY 22nd to MONDAY 3rd AUGUST 2020

PROGRAM 2 (From USA/Canada)

SUNDAY 2nd AUGUST to TUESDAY 11th AUGUST 2020

*PARALYMPICS MISSION (AUGUST 25th to SEPTEMBER 6th) Do indicate this on your application.

*OTHER DATE OPTIONS Should the dates advertised not serve your specific timing - do advise us as to which are your best dates and we will make arrangements. Indicate on the additional information section in your application.

*Visa Requirements for Japan (non US Citizens)

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Program 1: We will arrive for the OPENING CEREMONY Festivities on FRIDAY the 24th of JULY

Program 1 will end on MONDAY the 3rd of AUGUST. Program 2 will incorporate the Sunday night Closing Ceremony.

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Who is running this Olympic Mission Project?

The International Sports Federation in association with several high integrity, Christian mission agencies and churches in Japan. (JiSP, International Mission Board, Fusion, SCORE, Chi Alpha etc)

What will we be doing?

To help Japanese Churches engage their nation - we are putting on dozens of OPEN CROWD FESTIVALS - they can be described as a great big party in the local park for kids, youth, adults etc. This will be our main focus in Japan. (…other possibilities)

It use simple principles of adventure, music, play, games, fun, sport and community. We need you to bring your smile and your energy to Japan! Here’s a 60 second look at a FESTIVAL - Japan style! You’ll be given some training beforehand and on our first day in Japan.

Your Festival Mission will not just be taking place in Tokyo - you’ll have the opportunity to visit and serve in other regions of Japan during the Games.

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WHO CAN COME?

We are inviting CHURCHES, COLLEGES, SPORTS TEAMS, ASSOCIATIONS, BIBLE STUDY GROUPS, DENOMINATIONS and Individuals/Families to participate - we can cater for up to 300 people and…

YOU are invited!

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COSTS

How much will all of this cost?

We are suggesting that the costs for FLIGHTS, ACCOMMODATION, INSURANCE, FOOD, TRAINING, LOCAL TRANSPORTATION etc will be approx. $3200.00 - it might be less or slightly more, that depends on you your commitment to come ON THE EARLY BIRD Rate and whether you leave it until later date.

Note: The EARLY BIRD Date is STRICTLY OCTOBER 15th 2019 and it's a $150 (non refundable should you cancel afterward committing).

You can pay your $150 per person TODAY http://www.sportsmissions.com/trip-payment/

You can also use this link for additional payments.

Later sign ups will be advised if the costs will be more going forward.

SECURING YOUR OWN FLIGHTS/WHAT ARE THE GROUND COSTS?

Should you be purchasing your own flights (either from the USA or other parts of the world) note that the official ground costs for either of the mission projects will be $1700.00 per person (incl. Accommodation, Food, Training, Transit, Insurance and Ministry Costs)

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ATTENDING BOTH PROGRAMS?

If you plan to attend BOTH full programs - your ground costs (purchasing your own flight) will be $3100 per person (a $300 discount) If you require us to get your flight - this will approx. cost an additional $1650.00

TEAMS FROM A SPECIFIC CHURCH/NETWORK/ASSOCIATION

If you are registering as part of a group/family belonging to a given church/network/association/ministry - please indicate this on your deposit/payment page (in order for us to track specific teams)

It might be that larger group payments would be made by your team leader/finance office or association office - do investigate with your group leader(s) to see if this is the case - there is a box to tick on the application that verifies that.

TEAMS/TEAM SIZE

Although we will accommodate as many as you are seeking to bring - we will see team size (ideally) as a UNIT of 12 persons (with sub units of 4).

The nature of crowded Tokyo (eg. accommodation size/restaurant size/transportation challenges) means we will we will always be seeking to keep you in “buddy” groups to keep the logistics moving. You can bring as many as you like but we will orientate you in small numbers at times during your mission.

ACCOMMODATION/HOUSING

Once September/October 2019 comes around we will give you THREE distinct options in terms of PACKAGES - for instance..

GOLD: Mid range/Budget Hotels up to 2/3 star/Breakfast Buffet - (may involve some additional costs)

SILVER: Hostels/Conference Centers/Guest homes.

BRONZE: Church homes/Youth Facilities/Church Facilities etc

WILL I GET TO SEE ANY OF THE OLYMPIC EVENTS?

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Yes, at your own cost, on your days off you can attend one of amazing sporting competitions at the Games. We will assist you in sourcing your tickets.

PREPARATION - Will you help with my preparation or the preparation of my CHURCH? SPORTS TEAM? DENOMINATION? or FAMILY?

Yes! We will prepare you and provide all the necessary components ensuring you have a life changing mission experience. We have run highly successful projects during the FIFA WORLD CUPs, former OLYMPIC Games, COMMONWEALTH Games, Tour de France, EUROS and RUGBY WORLD CUPS. We would be more than happy to run an INFO session at your church or college or gathering. Just ask.

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So, what happens now..

a. Make your full application through the LET’S GO PAGE! Here’s the link: http://missiontojapan2020.com/letsgo

b. I have more questions - call or text Bryan Doyle or Karen Fetner on Central USA Time 469-452-9336 or email them on Bryan@sportsmissions.com or Karen@sportsmissions.com

c. When ready BEFORE OCTOBER 15th 2019 for Early Bird Rate - make your DEPOSIT of $150 (You can do that anytime) ultra safe payments at http://www.sportsmissions.com/trip-payment/ - you will be fully receipted. (you can detail your name, some details)

d. If you can’t commit before OCTOBER 15th, no worries just commit when you can up until MAY 1st 2020 and we’ll quote you accordingly - it might be a little bit more expensive OR it might be cheaper - depending on airline seats available!

e. ONCE you have started the process and paid your deposit OR your church/association or network HAS made a multi-member transaction YOU will receive a personal LOGIN to your MISSION TEAM PAGE…

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This fantastic TOOL from ‘MANAGEDMISSIONS’ will be your one stop page to all the information about your specific team, passports, flights, payment schedules, health records, itineraries and will also help you to fundraise! It’s awesome.

We are excited that you are considering joining our very special team.

Take a look at the many interesting information pages throughout this website.

Konnichiwa!