What you need to know

  • Purpose of the trip

    The SMI team will work with local pastors and missionaries by traveling to impoverished areas in the area, both in rural and urban settings. The clinics will enable local pastors to gain stature in their communities and also serve as a venue to share the Gospel and nourish relationships with individuals attending the clinics.

  • Cost

    Cost to be determined.

  • Trip overview

    The Team will fly into the city of Istanbul where it will travel by bus to a local hotel in the vicinity of the people groups to be served. Over the next 4 to 5 days, the team will travel from its base at the hotel to local cities and villages to conduct eye clinics.

  • Climate

    Summers are relatively dry, but rain does occur all year round. During winter it is cold, wet and often snowy. Snowfalls tend to be heavy, but temperatures rarely drop as low as freezing point.

  • Accommodations


  • Health considerations

    Health information for travelers to Indonesia is available on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s web site at the following link:


  • Physical requirements

    There will be moderate physical activity, mainly consisting of carrying and setting up equipment and supplies. Also, during hours of the clinic, it is possible that prolonged standing, stooping and walking will take place.

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