TEL International

Ghana Mission Trip - 10 Days


Hailed as West Africa’s golden child, Ghana deserves its place in the sun. The country is reaping the benefits of a stable democracy in the form of fast-paced development. With its welcoming beaches, vibrant cities, diverse wildlife, easy transport and affable inhabitants, it’s no wonder Ghana is sometimes labelled ‘Africa for beginners’. In this west African country you will experience a rich culture, participate in authentic ministry, and serve with a pastor who is passionately involved in his community on a daily basis. Whether you are a teacher, doctor, member of a professional organization, college student or someone looking to travel with friends and family our staff will work with you to ensure that your unique gifts will be used to meet a real need while you are on the ground serving in Ghana.

Ghana Short-Term Mission Trips:

  • March 10—19, 2020
  • April 7—16, 2020
  • May 5—14, 2020
  • June 2—11, 2020
  • July 7—16, 2020
  • August 4—13, 2020
  • September 1—10, 2020
  • October 6—15, 2020

Day 1

Included in trip cost:

  • Round-trip airfare
  • In-country ground transportation
  • Lodging
  • Homemade, culturally immersive and American meals
  • Adventure day activities
  • Ministry training
  • Health and accident insurance
  • Online fundraising page for individuals
  • Extensive trip information
  • Tour leader accompanying the group from the U.S.

Expenditures not included:

  • Passport and Visa
  • Immunizations and vaccinations

Passports are required for all trips outside the continental U.S. Passports: $65-$100, depending on when you apply. Photos: $10-$20. If you don’t already have one, apply now for your passport!

To obtain a passport license. In addition, you need to pick up a passport application from the post office and turn in the requested information to the postal clerk for processing with the US Passport Agency. You should allow 6-8 weeks before your trip for your passport to arrive.

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Visas may be required – this will be discussed in team meetings. The cost is not included in your trip.

Tel International supports the immunizations that are recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Please check with your team leader to determine what is needed for your trip. You will need to consult your physician or a local travel clinic. Some shots must be given 4-6 weeks prior to your trip. For immunizations, you will need to contact your physician or a local travel clinic.

Fees for immunizations and vaccinations are not included in the price of the trip. Tetanus/Diphtheria vaccinations are required for some trips. You may also need to get a prescription from your physician for malaria medication. For a list of recommended vaccinations, check out

Application must be received 120 days prior to departure date. A non-refundable deposit of $250 is required at the time of registration. 50% of trip payment will be due 90 days prior to departure. Full trip payment is due 45 days prior to departure. All flights booked through TEL are non-refundable and non-transferable.

In the rare and unlikely event that TEL International (TEL) has to cancel a Mission Trip, the total amount paid to TEL International may be refunded (including the deposit). If the cancellation is at the request of the participant or is a result of non-payment by the due date, any deposit or mission trip fees paid by the participant may be applied to another TEL program to be booked within 12 months from the date the original airfare was ticketed (subject to availability).


Ghana Short-Term Mission Trip

Is TEL an acronym for something?

Yes. TEL stands for Training and Empowering Leaders.

How long are the mission trips?

Typically they are one week to 10 days long. Most groups find it easiest to leave from home on a Saturday and return from the mission field on a Saturday.

Do I need to have a passport?

Yes, you do need a passport to travel overseas with TEL International. Effective as of January 1, 2006, the U. S. government requires all citizens from the USA to have a passport to travel overseas. You will need to have a current, valid passport to go on a short-term mission trip.

What types of ministry can our group do?

The options are truly limitless, but here are a few examples: Vacation Bible School programs, puppet shows, tract distribution, light construction work, visit schools, and orphanages, etc.

Are there age limits to go on a TEL International trip?

TEL International does not enforce any age limits. However, most individuals that go are at least 16 years old. There are people under age 16 who go, but it is typically with an adult family member.

How can I contact my child?

You will be provided with an EMERGENCY number of the TEL International representative who will be on the trip. However, this is for EMERGENCIES ONLY and all other calls must come through the TEL International home office at (469) 523-1396.

What is included in the cost of the trip?

All international trips for individuals include airfare, insurance, lodging, meals and ground transportation.

How do I raise money for my trip?

The most effective way to raise funds for your trip is to mail out 75-100 donation letters to family, friends, church members, doctors, dentists, teachers, etc. You can also engage in fund raising activities.

Is the deposit applied to the cost of my trip?

Yes, your deposit is applied towards your final balance.

How much spending money should I take?

$150-$200 is sufficient. Take in small denominations. When does the cost of my trip have to be paid? All accounts are due 45 days prior to departure of your trip.

When does the cost of my trip have to be paid?

All accounts are due 45 days prior to departure of your trip.

How will I know who gave donations?

You can call our home office and ask for a statement which will give a detailed record of donors.

What if I do not raise enough funds?

You can pay the balance, or we will hold your funds for one year and you can travel on a trip the following year.

Can I use the excess funds in my account for spending money?

No. Due to IRS guidelines, we are not permitted to issue tax deductible donations for personal use. You can be reimbursed if you incur expense for travel to and from the departure point.

Does TEL International accept credit cards?

Yes, we can accept VISA or MasterCard.

Is insurance included?

A supplemental Medical/Accident insurance is included in the cost of your trip.

You can send your inquiry via the form below.

Price From USD $ 3,995/person
Total $ 3,995 USD