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A*ghanistan Young Adults Team

Early 2019

about this trip

Afghanistan

Flatirons is sending a group to work with Afghan Young Adults. The only age requirement is that trip participants must be over the age of 18 years old. Trip participants do not need to be young adults to be considered for the trip. Rather, the purpose of this trip is to interact with Afghan young adults who are enrolled in Sozo's Diploma of Business Administration (DBA). All skills are accepted, but special emphasis to those who have vocational skills in electrical, plumbing, business, or English.

E-mail missions@flatironschurch.com with any questions.

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Cost

$3100.00

Sozo Women’s Team 2019

June 24 - July 03, 2019

Afghanistan

Trip Leaders: Amanda Brown and Kelly Wykes
Team Size: 8

Trip Details

Women who have a heart for connecting with other ladies, who are team-players, love throwing a good party and sharing God’s love through connection and relationship are encouraged to apply for this all-women’s team. This team will interact with our partner Sozo International in Afghanistan.  The team will have the opportunity to engage with Afghan women in special and unique ways that are limited on a co-ed or all-men’s team. The vision for this trip will be to continue in relationship with Sozo’s female staff members and women they serve, to honor them, learn from them, celebrate similarities and differences, engage in their work (such as home visits with the families of the school children and interaction with community health workers) and offer support by reflecting how much God loves them.  You can learn more about Sozo on their website.

E-mail missions@flatironschurch.com with any questions.

Training Schedule
  • Application Deadline: March 21 (Thursday, 1:00 PM)
  • Interviews: March 27 & 28 (Wednesday and Thursday, 6:00-8:30 PM)
  • First Team Meeting: April 3 (Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 PM)
  • Team Service Day: May 4 (Saturday, 8:00 AM-2:00 PM, Location TBD)
  • Team Training Day: June 1 (Saturday, 8:00 AM-2:00 PM)
  • Departure Meeting: June 20 (Thursday, 6:30-8:30 PM)
  • Trip Dates: June 24-July 3
  • Debrief Meeting: July 10 (Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 PM)
  • Next Steps 1: August 7 (Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 PM)
  • Next Steps 2: October 9 (Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 PM)
  • Next Steps 3: December 5 (Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 PM)

All meeting locations are held at Lafayette Offices unless noted.

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Cost

$3200.00

Sozo Longmont Campus Queens Trip

August 19 - August 23, 2019

Queens, New York

Trip Leaders: Stephen Krieger
Team Size: 6-8

Trip Details

Longmont Campus is taking a team to Queens, NY to partner with Sozo.  Sozo has recently opened a New York office where they are continuing to help develop the community by building trusted relationships with New York’s large Afghan population.  The purpose of the trip is “come and see” in nature, meaning that trip participants need to be interested in the work of Sozo and be willing to jump in with whatever task that Sozo may have.  For more information about Sozo visit their website.

E-mail missions@flatironschurch.com with any questions.

Training Schedule
  • Application Deadline: May 9 (Thursday, 1:00 PM)
  • Interviews: May 22 & 23 (Wednesday and Thursday, 6:00-8:30 PM)
  • First Team Meeting: May 29 (Wednesday, 6:00-8:30 PM)
  • Team Service Day: June 22 (Saturday, 8:00 AM-2:00 PM, Location TBD)
  • Team Training Day: July 20 (Saturday, 8:00 AM-2:00 PM)
  • Departure Meeting: August 14 (Thursday, 6:30-8:30 PM)
  • Trip Dates: August 19-23
  • Debrief Meeting: August 29 (Thursday, 6:30-8:30 PM)
  • Next Steps 1: September 19 (Thursday, 6:30-8:30 PM)
  • Next Steps 2: November 14 (Thursday, 6:30-8:30 PM)
  • Next Steps 3: February 6, 2020 (Thursday, 6:30-8:30 PM)

All meeting locations are held at Lafayette Offices unless noted.

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Cost

$1200.00

Sozo Barek Aub

September 16 - September 25, 2019

Afghanistan

Trip Leaders: Darin and Teresa Locke
Team Size: 8

Trip Details

Flatirons is sending a team through our partner Sozo International to work with their community development initiatives in the village of Barek Aub, a community which Sozo has been supporting for over a decade.  The purpose of the trip is to 1) gain understanding about who Sozo is, what they do, and why they do it, and 2) to celebrate the community of Barek Aub by hosting a “field day” for the children and 3) continue in Sozo’s relationship development initiatives to bring hope and encouragement to those they serve. Participants should enjoy children, be energetic, relational, enjoy teamwork and those of various cultures and backgrounds. For more information about Sozo check out their website

E-mail missions@flatironschurch.com with any questions.

Training Schedule
  • Application Deadline: June 6 (Thursday, 1:00 PM)
  • Interviews: June 12 & 13 (Wednesday and Thursday, 6:00-8:30 PM)
  • First Team Meeting: June 19 (Wednesday, 6:00-8:30 PM)
  • Team Service Day: July 27 (Saturday, 8:00 AM-2:00 PM, Location TBD)
  • Team Training Day: August 17 (Saturday 8:00 AM-2:00 PM)
  • Departure Meeting: September 13 (Thursday, 6:30-8:30 PM)
  • Trip Dates: September 16-25
  • Debrief Meeting: October 2 (Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 PM, 10901 Oxford Rd., Longmont, CO  80504)
  • Next Steps 1: October 23 (Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 PM, 10901 Oxford Rd., Longmont, CO  80504)
  • Next Steps 2: December 11 (Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 PM, 10901 Oxford Rd., Longmont, CO  80504)
  • Next Steps 3: March 11, 2020 (Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 PM, 10901 Oxford Rd., Longmont, CO  80504)

All meeting locations are held at Lafayette Offices unless noted.

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Cost

$3100.00

Sozo Men’s Team 2019

November 04 - November 13, 2019

Afghanistan

Trip Leaders: Ron Barnes
Team Size: 8

Trip Details

Flatirons is sending a team of Men to Afghanistan to partner with Sozo International.  The purpose of this trip is to continue to strengthen the bond between Flatirons and Sozo by visiting the school, clinic, and communities Sozo is impacting.  Trip participants should be willing to interact and engage in conversation with Afghans, be committed to the vision of Flatirons, and be good team players in participating in whatever activity Sozo may ask.  For more information about Sozo visit their website.

E-mail missions@flatironschurch.com with any questions.

Training Schedule
  • Application Deadline: July 25 (Thursday, 1:00 PM)
  • Interviews: July 31 & August 1 (Wednesday and Thursday, 6:00-8:30 PM)
  • First Team Meeting: August 6 (Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 PM)
  • Team Service Day: September 14 (Saturday, 8:00 AM-2:00 PM, Location TBD)
  • Team Training Day: October 5 (Saturday, 8:00 AM-2:00 PM)
  • Departure Meeting: October 30 (Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 PM)
  • Trip Dates: November 4-13
  • Debrief Meeting: November 18 (Monday, 6:30-8:30 PM)
  • Next Steps 1: December 2 (Monday, 6:30-8:30 PM)
  • Next Steps 2: February 3, 2020 (Monday, 6:30-8:30 PM)
  • Next Steps 3: May 4, 2020 (Monday, 6:30-8:30 PM)

All meeting locations are held at Lafayette Offices unless noted.

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Cost

$3200.00

GET INVOLVED

Pray

  • Signup for Sozo’s e-newsletter: sozointernational.org (link at page bottom)
  • Follow Sozo on FacebookInstagram and Twitter
  • Set a recurring calendar appointment as a reminder to pray regularly for Sozo
  • Post a map or picture in a place to remind you to pray for Sozo
  • As you get to know more about Sozo, consider picking out a few things or people to specifically and consistently pray for

Give

  • Make a general one-time or ongoing donation to Sozo online.
  • Make a donation to provide support to one of Sozo’s initiatives: sozointernational.org, click on Initiatives (Education, Economic, Healthcare, Family Outreach, Queens, NYC)
  • Donate your gently used laptops to Sozo for use in the school and training center.
  • If you are part of a small group that would like to engage with one of our programs or families on a regular basis – info@sozointernational.org
  • Get to know Afghans who have moved here and build a relationship with them
  • Raise awareness with your friends, family, neighbors and coworkers about Sozo and host an event to share about what Sozo is doing in New York and Afghanistan – contact:  amanda@sozointernational.org
  • Upcoming Sozo events will be announced via their newsletter – invite friends and family to come to those with you
  • Sozo will be looking for volunteers for programs in New York City – connect friends or family you know there who would be interested in joining that work: info@sozointernational.org

Go

  • Sozo will have internship opportunities as they get going in New York City. Contact amanda@sozointernational.org
  • Apply to go on a short-term team from Flatirons.