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Welcome to the Bosnia International Servant Trip
A Ministry of Healing † Hope † Peace for Bosnia-Herzegovina and the whole World

Welcome to the wonderful crew who'll be our hands & feet in Bosnia this summer!

Travel Team members are the hands and feet of the ministry during the trip. They lead the camp programs. They visit sites and cities around the country.



    2015 TRAVEL TEAM

    Beth Haltmeier - Faith Lutheran Church, Andover, MA

    Cindy Henry - St. Paul Lutheran Church, Hainesport, NJ

    Samantha Mack - Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Marlton, NJ

    Larry Olson - Emmanuel Lutheran Church / Dakota Road

    Jason Reed - St. Paul Lutheran Church, Hainesport, NJ

    Ben Slaugh - St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Moorestown, NJ

    Christian Wantula - St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Wayne, NJ

    Hannah Wantula - St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Wayne, NJ

    Rich Wantula - St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Wayne, NJ

    Rev. Sara Lilja - St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Moorestown, NJ

    Ella Peterson - St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Moorestown, NJ

    Wayne Olsen - St. Paul Lutheran Church, Teaneck, NJ

    Sharon Elliott - Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Marlton, NJ

    Cliff Konnerth - St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Wayne, NJ

    Francisca "Kika" Weirich-Freiberg - St. Stephan Grace Community Lutheran Church, Newark, NJ




    Interested in serving on the 2016 Travel Team? Please complete the 2016 Bosnia IST Travel Team Application


    The tentative Bosnia IST 2016 dates are June 17-28, 2016. If you have any questions regarding serving on the Travel Team please contact Jason Reed

    Who can serve on the Travel Team?
    Travel Team members are ages 16 to 86. Some 15-year-olds are eligible if accompanied by an adult relative. Team members must be physically and emotionally healthy, work well on a team, and have a passion for helping children.

    How is the Travel Team organized?
    Travel Team members are placed in a Color Group, each led by its Color Group Leader. Each Color Group leads a particular activity for the Friendship Camps and serves as the home-base for its members.

    What about transportation?
    The Travel Team flies together from New Jersey to Sarajevo, Bosnia, and back. We coordinate the travel for out-of-state Travel Team members as well. In-country we travel from town to town in a chartered coach bus.

    Where do we stay?
    In some towns we stay in hotels (usually 1-3 per room); in two towns we stay in host homes (usually 2-3 per family); and in two other towns we stay with partner organizations in their guest housing facilities.

    Tentative 2016 Travel Team schedule:

    October 18, 2015 Information-Interest Meeting 4:00 PM
    November 18, 2015 Information-Interest Meeting 7:30 PM
    January 10, 2016 Travel Team Meeting 2:30 - 5:30 PM
    February 20, 2016 Travel Team Meeting 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    March 18-19, 2016 Travel Team Overnight 6:30 PM - 1:00 PM
    April 17, 2016 Travel Team Meeting 2:30 - 5:30 PM
    May 21, 2016 Travel Team Meeting 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    June 17-28, 2016 Bosnia IST
    October 16, 2016 Travel Team Meeting 2:30 - 5:30 PM



    For those interested, here are listings of all (2000-2013)Travel Team members, alphabetically listed. And here are all Travel Team members, listed by year.


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    Posted by Jason on April 28, 2015