These are some Frequently Asked Questions about OnePlusGod Ministries. If you do not feel your question has been answered completely, please email info@oneplusgod.org

 

The whole passport process scares me and I have so many questions. Where do I go?

There is no need to get stressed out!  Here is an amazing website link that will answer any question that you could probably think of with regards to your specific passport needs. So, relax and start finding your answers: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports.html.

Frequently asked questions related to passports: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports/FAQs.html


When should I get my passport?

Sooner is always better than later with passports!  To be safe at least 6-8 weeks before your date of departure.

More detail on processing times: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports/information/processing-times.html

More detail on passports: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports/first-time.html

More frequently asked questions related to passports: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports/FAQs.html

 

How long does it take to get a passport?

To be safe, 6-8 weeks.

More detail on processing times: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports/information/processing-times.html

More detail on passports: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports/first-time.html

More frequently asked questions related to passports: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports/FAQs.html

 

Can I expedite my passport processing time?

Yes you can. Depending on how you do it, it can shorten the processing time to 3 weeks, or even up to 8 business days. Remember that a steep fee will be applicable, so rather try to avoid this by applying early.

See this link for more detail on expediting services: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports/services/expedited.html

You can also get more info here: http://www.us-passport-service-guide.com/can-i-expedite-a-passport-application-after-submitting-a-standard-renewal-application.html


When is it time to renew my passport?

Your passport should be valid for 6 months after your date of return. It is important not to assume that your passport is still valid, but to actually find it and double check.

More info on passport renewals: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports/renew.html


How do I get a passport?

This is usually the process, but your circumstances might be different (see the link below for more detail): Get passport form D-11 from your local post office, fill it out and get all the required documentation ready. Get a passport photo taken (available at Walmart or certain pharmacies). Take your completed form, documentation and passport photo in person back to the post office.

More detail on passports: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports/first-time.html

More frequently asked questions related to passports: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports/FAQs.html


Who pays for my passport, and how much will it cost?

You are responsible for your own passport cost, as well as for any other related costs like for instance passport photos, photocopies and so forth. The entire process is usually $150 to $180, depending on your situation.

For up to date costs: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports/information/fees.html


Can I track my passport process online?

Yes, you can! Usually you can do this within 7-10 business days after applying.

How to track my passport: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports/information/application-status.html


Can I register for a trip without having my deposit ready?

You cannot register for a trip without having your deposit ready. However, in some rare instances, and only if possible, we might be able to allow an extension for your registration. Contact info@oneplusgod.org, to see if such arrangements would be possible in your specific case.


Can I register for my trip or retreat with a check or cash?

Absolutely!

For cash: Contact info@oneplusgod.org, to make arrangements to receive the cash from you and get you registered offline.

For check: Make your check payable to OnePlusGod, mention the trip or retreat you are registering for in the memo line plus your cell number, and mail it to 425 Sugar Maple Ln, Marion, OH 43302, to reach us on or before registration deadlines. Your registration will be entered offline once your check has been received.

Note: If registration for a trip or retreat have filled up by the time your money or check had been received, OnePlusGod cannot guarantee you a spot and your money will be returned to you.


What types of payments are being accepted?

When you pay online for a trip or retreat you can pay with any of the major debit or credit cards: Visa, Master, Discover, or American Express.

You can pay with cash or check too, but the process can then only be completed from our end as an offline registration. The following then applies:

For cash: Contact info@oneplusgod.org, to make arrangements to receive the cash from you and get you registered offline.

For check: Make your check payable to OnePlusGod, mention the trip or retreat you are registering for in the memo line plus your cell number, and mail it to 425 Sugar Maple Ln, Marion, OH 43302, to reach us on or before registration deadlines. Your registration will be entered offline once your check has been received.

Note: If registration for a trip or retreat have filled up by the time your money or check had been received, OnePlusGod cannot guarantee you a spot and your money will be returned to you.



Who do I make checks payable to and where do I mail it to?

Checks should be made payable to OnePlusGod and mailed to OnePlusGod, 425 Sugar Maple Ln, Marion, OH 43302.



What happens if I raise more money than the trip fee?

All funds raised over and above your trip fee will be applied to a project that the missionaries you are about to visit on this particular trip are currently involved with.


When do I need to have my money ready?

After your registration you will receive a payment schedule within 3 business days, outlining your payment schedule in detail. WIth most trips this will imply your registration fee, followed by 2 or 3 further payments on certain target dates.


Can people donate money towards my trip with a check?

Absolutely! Checks should be made payable to OnePlusGod, mention the trip name and date, as well as the person you are supporting in the memo line (e.g. Haiti June 2016, Andy Carter), and mail it to 425 Sugar Maple Ln, Marion, OH 43302. All checks received will be reflected within 3 business days on your online fundraising page.


What do I do with cash?

You can bring cash payments for your trip to any pre-trip training session, or you can email info@oneplusgod.org to make arrangements. Cash payments will be reflected within 3 business days on your online fundraising page.



Will I be covered through insurance?

Yes you are covered by a short-term trip insurance. You can inquire from Caitlyn Crum about the detail coverage of this insurance: caitlyn@oneplusgod.org.


When should I register for a trip?

You have till the final registration date as displayed on the website (www.OnePlusGod.org) for each trip, however if spots fill up before the deadline, then registration will close sooner.

Important: Remember the sooner you register the longer time you will have to invite family and friends to donate towards your online fundraising page, that you will receive 3 business days after registration.


Who can go on a trip?

This will be different for some trips, but generally almost anybody can go. We have trips that can work very well even for children as young as 10, and for most of the trips even people older than 70 can go. Children can even go without their parents accompanying them, as we will make special arrangements to take care of your child.

Some of our trips are shorter and with less high impact activities so that even people with certain type of medical restrictions, or business people with limited time can go!

You can also be anywhere in the States, or anywhere in the world, to go on a trip with OnePlusGod. If necessary we will contact you to present a cost analysis tailor made for your situation.

For some of the trips it would be difficult for pregnant women, certain age groups or people with some medical conditions. You are welcome to contact Caitlyn Crum to see if your specific situation requires special attention, or perhaps a trip at a later date: caitlyn@oneplusgod.org.


What age is a good age to start taking my children on trips?

Children as young as 10 are already good to join a trip, but 12 and older is definitely time to let them experience this. To create a missions mindset for life it would help to send them on a trip between 10 and 14, again between 15 and 18, and once more between 19 and 22. This way your child will fall in love with the missions’ field and simply stay involved for the rest of their lives.

This is a spiritual investment that is well worth it!

You can read more about the importance of our children’s spiritual growth within the age window of 4 and 14 here: http://www.4to14window.com/#414-eng.

 

How often should I take my children on a missions trip?

To create a missions mindset for life it would help to send your children on a trip between 10 and 14, again between 15 and 18, and once more between 19 and 22. This way your children will fall in love with the missions’ field and simply stay involved for the rest of their lives.

This is a spiritual investment that is well worth it!

You can read more about the importance of our children’s spiritual growth within the age window of 4 and 14 here: http://www.4to14window.com/#414-eng.



What are the luggage restrictions for the trips?

You are able to take two carry-on luggage bags. A back-pack with these dimensions after packed: 16 x 14 x 12 inches, and a roller carry-on bag or a duffle bag, with these dimensions after packed: 22 x 18 x 10 inches.

For trips to Haiti and Jamaica you will not be allowed a personal checked bag on the trips, as we use these to take supplies to the missionaries. You will however receive a bag at the airport, already packed, within the correct size and weight limits, and paid for, to check in and take with you to the missionaries.

For trips to Thailand, Indonesia and Africa you would also be allowed one personal checked bag, of which the baggage fee is already included in your trip fee. The dimensions of this checked bag should be 62 inches (157 cm) when you total length + width + height, and should not weigh more than 50 pounds (23 kg) after packed.  As with trips to Haiti and Jamaica you might receive another bag at the airport that will already be packed, within the correct size and weight limits, and paid for, to check in and take with you to the missionaries.

 

What should I pack for my trip?

You will receive detailed information on exactly what to pack in which bags during your first training session for your trip.

 

What should I pack for my retreat?

You will find everything you need to know on the webpage of the retreat that you wish to register for, but you will also receive an email with final and detailed information about your retreat on the Friday, one week before the arrival date of your retreat.


Can I have a trip or retreat tailor made only for my church/group//business/family, with registration only open for my own people?


Absolutely! Please fill out the request forms for trips/retreats, with no initial obligations, a tailor made trip or retreat. It will only take you a couple of minutes to fill out our user-friendly and simple request forms.

How can I request the OnePlusGod Ministries 990 Form and Annual Report? 

Please fill out this request form and we will email them to you. 

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