Itinerary

18 November – 3 December 2014
NB: All details below are subject to change.

Tuesday 18 November 2014
Travel: Christchurch-Auckland
Depart 10:30am/Arrive Auckland 11:50am NZ596
Travel: Auckland-Bangkok, Thailand
Depart 2:50pm/Arrive Bangkok 8:50pm
Accommodation: TBC

Wednesday 19 November 2014
Travel: Bangkok-Dhaka, Bangladesh
Depart 10:55am/Arrive Dhaka 12:30pm Flight TG321
Activity: Visit Dimensions: an engineering business  http://dimensions-bd.com
Accommodation: Bible Society Guesthouse

Thursday 20 November 2014
Travel: 8am drive to Savar north of Dhaka (~2 hours)
Activity: Visit to Christian College of Theology Bangladesh. Mike will take devotions for the faculty and students. This college is just a stone’s throw from the college is the site of the tragic garment factory collapse in 2013. The local church have been involved in care for the victims and families in the aftermath.
Snake charmer village.
Lunch with faculty and students
Travel: 1pm drive back to Dhaka in afternoon
3:30pm meet with leaders of BBCF.
Accommodation: Bible Society Guesthouse

Friday 21 November 2014 (first day of Bangladesh weekend)
Travel: Train Dhaka – Brahmanbaria – Morning departure
Activity: TBC service opportunity.
Accommodation: TBC

Saturday 22 November 2014
9am – Dedication of the Dining room at John Takle Boy’s Hostel – Rachel to speak.
Travel: Drive Brahmanbaria – Chandpur (~4 hours)
Activity: Afternoon – Time with the boys at the hostel next to the Mission House compound
TBC – service opportunity.
Accommodation: Mission House

Sunday 23 November 2014 (first day of working week)
Activity: 7.30am depart Mission House compound on rickshaws
8:00am Church service (Chandpur Baptist Church) – TBC Mike to preach.
Activity: Walk from church to school
9.30am visit to CCCS – Chandpur Collectorate School. This school is situated in the old city jail. It has been completely transformed and a true example of physical redemption.
Activity: 2pm orientation to the Total Community Development Centre project just outside of Chandpur.
3pm-6pm an opportunity to see and connect with people who have been positively impacted through the work of BANZAid.
Accommodation: Mission House

Monday 24 November 2014
Travel: 9am Ferry up the river Chandpur-Dhaka (~4-5 hours)
Activity: Afternoon visit to GEMS school.
TBC – service opportunity
4.30pm travel
Activity: Evening with workers.
Accommodation: Viator Guesthouse Dhaka

Tuesday 25 November 2014
Activity: Morning Team Debrief – Bangladesh
Free time
11.30am – travel to staff house for lunch with some workers.
Travel: Fly Dhaka – Kolkata
Depart 4:55pm/Arrive 5:25pm
Accommodation: BMS Guesthouse Kolkata

Wednesday 26 November 2014
Activity: 10:00am Devotions at Freeset
10.30am-12noon Tour and time at this Marketplacers business located in the largest red light district of Kolkata. Freeset employs approx. 200 women, offering them freedom from prostitution and slavery to produce bags and apparel now sold internationally.
12-2pm – service opportunity through afternoon.
3pm – more time with Freeset
Accommodation: BMS Guesthouse Kolkata

Thursday 27 November 2014
Travel: 6.50am Train Kolkata-Berhampore (~4-5 hours)
Activity: Visit to Freeset Business Incubator site. Berhampore and the wider Murshidabad region is a source region for trafficking of women and children in particular. Through Marketplacers business, NZBMS is seeking to establish new freedom work to address this issue and offer opportunities for income instead of people selling children.
Service opportunity
Activity: TBC – Dinner with Incubator team
Accommodation: Fame Hotel

Friday 28 November 2014
Activity: Visit to Valkundi site – Freeset Fabrics – and areas of further work
Activity: Meet with local leaders in evening
Accommodation: Fame Hotel

Saturday 29 November 2014
Travel: 6.30am Train Berhampore-Kolkata (~5 hours)
Activity: Afternoon free
Accommodation: BMS guesthouse, Kolkata

Sunday 30 November 2014
Activity: 9:00am Church service – Carey Baptist Church (William Carey established this church)
Activity: Visit to gravesite of Hopestill Pillow
Activity: Visit to Mother Theresa’s House
Accommodation: BMS guesthouse

Monday 1 December 2014
Activity: 10am – Visit to Love Calcutta Arts and Innologics.
Love Calcutta Arts produces stationary and sari products employing approx. 50 women and some men, offering freedom and solid income lines.
Activity: 3pm – Visit ‘The Loyal Workshop’– a newer Marketplacers business in a different red light area of Kolkata. This business is producing leather bags and employing a small number of women bringing them out of the prostitution line.
Accommodation: BMS guesthouse
Travel: 10pm depart for airport

Tuesday 2 December 2014
Travel: Fly Kolkata –Bangkok
Depart 1:55am/Arrive 5:50am
Activity: Breakfast, then Bangkok sightseeing

Anthony, Peter, Wendy, and Rachel:
Travel: Fly Bangkok- Auckland TG491
Depart 6:45pm

Estella, Simon, LeeLee, and Mike:
Accommodation: Bangkok Christian Guesthouse

Wednesday 3 December 2014
Anthony, Peter, Wendy, and Rachel:
Travel: Arrive Auckland 12:05pm (3rd December)
Travel: afternoon – Fly Auckland-Christchurch

Mike, Bradley and Pricilla:
Travel: Bangkok-Chiang Mai TG112
Depart 3:05pm
Mike, to visit the work of Partners Relief & Development in North Thailand/Burma.

Estella, Simon and LeeLee:
Accommodation: Bangkok Christian Guesthouse

Thursday 4 December 2014
Estella, Simon and LeeLee:
Travel:  Fly Bangkok-Auckland TG491
Depart 6.45pm

Friday 5 December 2014
Estella, Simon and LeeLee:
Travel: Arrive Auckland 12:05pm (5th December)
Travel: afternoon – Fly Auckland-Christchurch

Monday 8 December 2014
Mike:
Travel: Fly Chiang Mai-Bangkok TG111
Depart 2:55pm
Travel:  Fly Bangkok-Auckland TG491
Depart 6.45pm

Tuesday 9 December 2014
Mike:
Travel: Arrive Auckland 12:05pm (9th December)
Travel: Fly Auckland-Christchurch NZ539
Depart 3.25pm

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