Colombia group tour May 2016

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I want to go the Colombia trip in May 2016...and trying to talk my husband into going.   IF I'm not successful in doing that, how is it for someone traveling alone, to meet up with everyone in Miami, and room arrangements, etc.   The details (alone) seem a little overwhelming.  Assurance please? thanks, Doreen 
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Garry Sagel

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Doreen, it really is a piece of cake. You schedule your flight to Miami, and the Compassion folks will have already sent you all the information about your connecting flight, what concourse, and gate, etc. After that, you can just sit back and relax. Everything you can think of (and don't need to), will be arranged ahead of time, and you are just "along for the ride." The hotels are first class and all the details have been taken care of there also. All you really need to do, is buy any souvenirs you want to bring back, and most important, love on your children on that special day. I went in the first Colombia trip (after several years of no sponsor tours to Colombia), in 2006. It was a walk in the park, and you will have a great time. Colombia is a very colorful and colonial country. And the people are wonderful. Barranquilla and Santa Marta are close to where two of my kids where when I sponsored them. I have also been to Colombia in 2009, on an individual trip. You, and your husband, hopefully, will have a ball. Really, everything is taken care of for you.
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Doreen

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Gary, that's the assurance I needed.   I'm still apprehensive, but feel more confident.   You gave me a good summary, thanks, for taking the time to give me the rundown, Doreen.
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Doreen,

I am going on the Kenya 2016 trip, and I will be going by myself. Believe me, I know how scary and overwhelming that can be. But here is how I look at it..if God called He will provide!! I know that in the end when I meet the child I sponsor it will all be worth it. I bet once you get to Miami and meet the people you will be traveling with friendships will be made. They're all there for the same purpose as you. I'm praying for you, Doreen! Alone or with someone.. It will be okay! <3
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Doreen

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Sara, thanks for the encouragement--and you are strong & brave to take your Kenya trip without a whimper.   I'll follow your example---and pray for you too.   Keep in touch, let me know how it is. 
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I went on a Compassion trip to India in 2011 all by myself...I was very proud of myself!  I was very nervous since I had never travelled overseas by myself before, but I signed up anyway, figuring that God could work out the details in the best possible way.  You can totally do this by yourself!  But in the meantime,  I will definitely pray that your husband will agree to go with you.  I'm sure it would be an awesome experience for you both to enjoy together.  But, how ever it turns out, we can know for sure that it's all apart of God's great plan! 
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Doreen

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That's terrific that you went to India by yourself (which sounds way scarier than Colombia). I appreciate your encouragement & your prayers, thank you, Doreen

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