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Indemnity Agreement and Code of Conduct

Indemnity Agreement

I acknowledge that participation in this trip to South Africa carries with it the potential for my serious injury or death, as well as damage to or loss of property.   I hereby assume the risks, foreseeable or otherwise, of participating in this ministry, whether caused by negligence or otherwise.  I hereby represent and certify that I am physically fit, have sufficiently prepared for participation in this kind of activity and have not been advised by a medical professional not to participate in activities of this nature. 
 
I, on my own behalf and on behalf of my executors, administrators, heirs, successors, assignments and assigns, hereby agree to waive, release and discharge from any and all liability World for Christ Ministries, Inc. and its staff, volunteer leaders, members, board members or contracted vendors for my death, disability, personal injury, property loss or damage or action of any kind which may result as part of my participation in, attendance at or my traveling in this activity.  I agree to indemnify and hold harmless the persons and entities aforementioned from any and all liabilities or claims made by others as a result of any of my actions during this activity.
 
If, while participating in the programs and activities, I require emergency medical treatment, I hereby consent to receive medical treatment in the event of my injury, accident, and/or illness during this event.   I hereby give my consent for any emergency medical care to be rendered to me as may be deemed necessary by any duly licensed physician or dentist. I hereby give my permission to World for Christ Ministries, Inc. to obtain the emergency medical treatment at any hospital, clinic or other health care provider as may be deemed appropriate. In these circumstances, I hereby request and authorize any duly licenses physicians, dentists and staff, or other licensed technicians or nurses, to perform any diagnostic procedures, treatment procedures, operative procedures and x‐ray treatment as may be necessary, including but not limited to medical transport, hospital tests, injections, anaesthesia, surgery and administration of prescription drugs. I agree to the release of any records necessary for treatment, referral, billing, or insurance purposes from any medical contacts provided by World for Christ Ministries, Inc. I assume full responsibility for all medical expenses incurred as a result of such emergency medical treatment that are not covered my travel insurance.
 
I agree to cooperate with my team leaders concerning work assignments, food and accommodation provided for the team, and carry out all other designated responsibilities.
 
I agree to make all financial payments at or before the specified date, knowing that if I don’t keep to the schedule, my spot on the trip may be forfeited. 
 
I give consent that any pictures and videos taken of me during the trip can be used in future promotional projects for World for Christ Ministries.

 

Code of Conduct for this Mission Trip

Please remember that this code of conduct is put into place to protect you, World for Christ Ministries, as well as the people we will come in contact with. It is of vital importance that we respect the different culture we have chosen to work with so that we may win as many to Christ as possible.
 
Please be aware that your mission trip starts from the time you leave your home until such time as you return home.  All travel time is considered part of the mission trip and therefore each point listed in this code of conduct must be adhered to during this period.

Be on time at all times.  Know where you should be and arrive early.

No drinking alcohol, smoking or drug use is allowed while in the field or traveling to and from abroad.  Any use of these items will result in you being sent home early from the trip at your own expense.
 
Never go out on your own.  Always travel with at least one other person.  You must always get permission from your team leader before you leave the group.  This is more than just ensuring your safety, but also for the efficiency of your team. 

You may be asked with impassioned pleas for everything from requests to do the miraculous, to monetary donations, to the occasional marriage proposal (to help them migrate to the U.S.).  Most people on their first mission trip have a hard time saying no when they encounter how people live in an impoverished area.  Most of the time, a diplomatically or politely phrased “no” is sufficient.

Please never promise things that you may not be able to fulfill. People in third world countries are very trusting people. A promise made is a promise that they will expect to be kept. Examples are promises to visit again, write to them, or send a photo, etc.  Please note that to locals a ‘maybe’ is actually a ‘yes‘.  Rather, just say no politely and with a big smile. 

Although we encourage generosity, we do not hand out things without carefully thinking through the consequences - we guard against developing a hand-out mentality. We kindly request that you respect this policy and check with the World for Christ team leader first before giving items or money. 

We advise you not to give out your physical address to anyone. Someone might very well arrive at your door unannounced! If you wish to continue corresponding with someone, discuss it first with the World for Christ team leader. 

Everything we do in life should be done to bring God glory.  We are called to live a pure and holy life and not embrace the things of this world.  Therefore, only Christian media (music, movies, books, etc.) are to be brought and used on this trip.  This way our heart and mind will be filled with things that are pleasing and honoring to the Lord and will allow our spirits to remain fully open to God’s direction on this trip.

Absolutely NO romantic involvement is allowed between yourself and another team member or a local South African while on this outreach.  We want the focus to stay on God's work.  If you are in a relationship with another team member, and not yet married, we ask that you refrain from any physical affection.  This will jeopardize your, World for Christ’s and your church’s integrity.  Any participation in inappropriate sexual contact will result in you being sent home immediately at your own expense.  If you are married, please keep any public display of affection at a minimum. 

You are required to attend any team meetings which may be scheduled.  On the first day that you arrive in South Africa, an orientation session will be run by one of the staff of World for Christ and all points of the code of conduct will be discussed with you.  Additionally, daily group/individual devotions are mandatory.  Fellowship and maintaining your personal relationship with God are of the utmost importance.
 
The highest priority is to portray the correct image of Jesus Christ and to maintain the long term integrity of World for Christ Ministries and your local church at all times.