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Date

Oct 05 - 14 2025

Time

All Day

Labels

Missions

Istanbul, Turkey Trip

Details

Serve alongside the small, but mighty Turkish church. In a land of 85 million people, only 8,500 are born-again Christians.  That puts the Christianity percentage at 0.0001%! We will be praying over the city of Istanbul, engaging people in conversation about the Gospel, and being part of the life of a local church and pastor.

Team Leader: Nathan Norman

Dates:  October 5-14, 2025
Dates are tentative until tickets are purchased 3 or 4 months prior to departure

Ministry Opportunities:

  • Relational outreach
  • Praying over the city
  • Engaging in conversation with people about the Gospel
  • Connecting with local church and pastor

Country Info | TURKEY

  • Population: 85 Million (2021), 15.46 Million in Istanbul
  • Religion: 99% Muslim (Sunni)
  • Language: Turkish spoken by 90%, along with 70 other languages and dialects
  • Currency: Turkish Lira
  • Average temperature: 68F High/55F Low in October
  • Time change: 9 hours ahead of Alabama
  • More info: Visit Lonelyplanet.com and cia.gov/the-world-factbook/

Team Info: 

  • Adults & young adults
  • Team limit of no more than 10 people
  • First come first serve based on deposit and approved application

Who is this trip for? The trip is designed for mature Christians.  Adults of any age may register who can maintain the posture of a Christ-centered servant.

ESTIMATED Cost: $3,000 per person.*(Estimated trip cost until airfare is purchased)

Included in cost:

  • Airfare, one checked bag, ground transportation, food, accommodations, ministry project supplies
  • A tourist activity/sight-seeing day
  • Kingdom Builders Go Global team t-shirt
  • Does not include passport fees or immunizations costs
  • Trip participants may be asked to collect items that will be donated. 

 Payment Schedule:

  • Non-refundable Deposit due upon registration: $300
  • Payment 2, due April 5, 2025 = $900 (Cumulative total = $1,200)
  • Payment 3, due June 5, 2025 = $900 (Cumulative total = $2,100)
  • Payment 4, due August 5, 2025 = $900 (Cumulative total = $3,000)

Charitable Giving:
This trip IS qualified as charitable giving. Payments for mission trips are considered charitable giving and will be reflected the donor’s annual giving statement.

  • If paid by check make payable to CityHope Church
  • All Checks should include the trip code: Turkey 2025

Personal Fundraising:

  • Personal support letters (a sample support letter will be given after approval)
  • Reduce your luxury spending (coffee, eating-out, entertainment, etc.)
  • Collect and sell unwanted items on eBay or craigslist
  • Possibly get a second temporary part-time job

Where will we stay?
Hotel or guest house.

What will we eat?
Many of our meals will be prepared by locals. We may have opportunity to go out to eat locally as well. If you have food allergies, please notify us in advance and be prepared to bring snacks.

What should I bring?
Each trip is different and you’ll be given a packing list for this specific trip at the mission trip info meeting before our departure.

Passports:
Passports are required for this trip and are not covered by the registration fee.

  • A color copy of your passport is due July. 1, 2025.
  • Your passport MUST NOT EXPIRE before April 14, 2025.

For more info about passports go to travel.state.gov

Pre-Trip Team Training Meetings:
Your trip leader will reach out to you about team meetings before the trip. This will be an opportunity for you to meet your team, begin coordinating tools and supplies needed, and learn more details about what is recommended to pack. Attendance is required.

Health Info

  • No immunizations required
  • Consult your personal physician for recommendations
  • Visit a travel clinic or check out cdc.gov

Refunds:
If for any reason you cannot or prefer not to go, we will refund/credit as much of the trip cost as possible. We will work with you to get as much of the airfare cost credited/refunded as well. The timing of your cancelation and deposits paid to vendors will determine how much can be refunded.

Get Started

  • Register for the trip
  • Make sure you have a valid passport
  • Start raising financial support

Registration opens: 6:00 am on October 1, 2024
Registration closes:  April 1, 2025

Questions:
If you have additional questions about this trip, please contact Pastor Nathan Norman:

  • email:  nathan@cityhope.cc
  • cell:  251-307-3750

Facebook: facebook.com/cityhopeglobalmissions
Instagram: instagram.com/cityhopemissions/

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