the way

Let's begin this Road to Emmaus today! Here are the next steps...

Preparation Checklist

this week
  1. COMMUNICATION: We’ll add you to a GroupMe to notify when we send emails, for deadline or date reminders, etc. Please don’t send responses or messages to the group as a whole. Please read carefully the webpage updates emails, either from beatitudesinfo@g (Nate), beatitudesmissions@g, or anthony.beatitudes@g (Fr. Anthony).

  2. PURCHASE FLIGHTS THIS WEEK! Prices will likely rise as we purchase them, so the sooner you purchase, the lower the price. It is up to you whether you want to add baggage and whether you want to add insurance. A good idea is team up with a partner or two and to combine big backpacks in a suitcase, so one of you pays to check the suitcase and the others just have your small backpack as a personal item. Put as many essentials as possible into the small back, in case the suitcase comes late! Your medical coverage is included under your Gaming coverage, so if you purchase flight insurance, this is mainly to change or reimburse your flight more easily if problems come up. In case of cancellation, Beatitudes Missions will refund for the trip according to the percentage on the policy listed on our site, however we will not refund your deposit or your flight. Use the RyanAir or WizzAir websites, or any search engine you like (expedia, kayak, etc.). AS A ROUND-TRIP OR SEPARATELY, PURCHASE THESE EXACT FLIGHTS:

    1. Sat 17: 6:45a RyanAir from Vienna, arrival 11:05a

    2. Sun 25: 7:50p (19:50) WizzAir from Tel Aviv, arrive Vienna 10:40p

  3. Once you purchase, please email to Nate a screenshot of your BOOKING, including the dates, times, and booking number. Rename the file "Flight YOUR NAME." Please also email him a photo of your PASSPORT, file labeled "ppt YOUR NAME."

  1. FUNDRAISING (optional): here are tips and the model of a letter you are welcome to send to friends and family. You can add your name to it, or ask us to do so and we’ll send you a pdf.  

  2. Mark your calendar to JOIN our preparation zooms: 

    1. Wed June 29, 9:30p Central

    2. Either Fri July 29, 9:30p Central or Sat July 30, 2p Central

  3. Read through our Safety information & submit this SAFETY WAIVER.

  4. Gaming will be organizing transportation to and from Vienna, which may involve additional costs. ​Download the Maps.Me app on your phone, zoom in & download all maps in Israel, Lebanon, or France for offline navigation.

  5. Download WHATSAPP on your phone.

  6. Pay $500 by Aug 1.

  7. Bring $375 (or equivalent in euros) to give us in Israel.

  8. PACK your bags following this guide. We are checking and will tell you baggage allowances, to see how long your backpack spine can be for you to carry it on. Checked baggage and carry-ons will both have a fee on the lowcost airlines, and since they are direct flights, I think it will be best to check it. If you have a really compact sleeping bag, please bring it. We'll survey you at the end of July to see who still wants to borrow an item from us. 

  9. Have this form downloaded on your phone for the passport control upon arrival in Tel Aviv. You probably will not need it.