With the uncertainties in travel restrictions and regulations, it is not clear when CWE will be able to resume overseas projects. However, CWE is looking forward to the day when we can resume international projects and trips. We at CWE Missions are hopefully planning toward 2023.
Is CWE requiring a COVID-19 vaccination to take part in a domestic trip?
CWE does not require that volunteers have a COVID-19 vaccination to participate in a domestic it trip. However, we do encourage volunteers to consult with their doctor for what vaccinations or health precautions should be taken prior to traveling.
Will I need a COVID-19 vaccine to take part in an international CWE trip?
With the constant fluctuation in travel requirements, it is likely that a COVID-19 vaccination will be required to travel internationally.
How old do you have to be to take part in a CWE trip?
CWE trips are a great place for young people to be involved in missions. Individuals as young as 13 years old (when accompanied by a parent, legal guardian, or a designated temporary legal guardian) are welcome on our trips. CWE trips are great opportunities for parents and children to be involved in missions together.
Can a minor (anyone under 18 years old) take part in a CWE trip without an accompanying parent or legal guardian?
CWE does not require that minors be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. However, if they are not, CWE requires that a minor be accompanied by a responsible adult specifically designated by the minor’s parent(s) or legal guardian. A Parental Consent Form is required for ALL minors participating in a CWE trip even if accompanied by one parent or a legal guardian.
When will the next CWE medical trip take place?
CWE is not presently doing domestic medical trips. We do, however, look forward to continuing our medical trips after we resume international travel.
If I live near a domestic project, can I travel back and forth each day?
Just like with international trips, on domestic projects all volunteers stay at the housing provided by CWE. This is the case for all volunteers on all domestic CWE projects.
Do I need to bring my tools on a CWE trip?
You do not need to bring your own tools on a CWE trip. CWE provides the tools necessary for volunteers to perform the tasks of a project. However, volunteers are welcome to bring their own tools (i.e. tool belt, hammer and tape measure, electrical tools, paint brush, etc.) if they so choose.
Is CWE affiliated with a particular denomination?
CWE is a non-denominational organization. For more information on what we believe, please see our Statement of Faith.
How can the ministry I am involved with apply for a partnership with CWE?
The first step in applying for a medical or construction project partnership with CWE is to submit a formal written request. You can email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org or submit your request through our website contact page.
How is CWE funded?
CWE receives funding from two primary sources. (1) Faithful supporters who give on a regular basis and (2) our major fundraisers held in New York, Michigan, and Florida each year. CWE does not raise any of its funds through the volunteer trip cost.
How long does it take for CWE to build a building?
The typical CWE building is constructed in 12-16 working days which takes place over 3-4 weeks. Please see our website gallery page for pictures of past projects.
Who does CWE partner with for construction projects or medical trips?
CWE partners with missionaries, churches, mission agencies, and Christian camps for the construction of churches, school buildings, Bible training centers, camp cabins and chapels, as well as for medical outreaches. The first requirement for any CWE partner is that they agree with CWE’s Statement of Faith.
Does a person have to be a believer in Jesus to come on a CWE trip?
On our trips, CWE welcomes believers as well as individuals who are not professing Christians. CWE trips are a great opportunity to hear the Good News of Salvation and learn more about following Jesus. A primary focus of a CWE trip is the devotion time, where all team volunteers gather together daily in worship and Bible study.
Is CWE a non-profit tax-deductible corporation?
Yes. CWE is a registered 501(c)(3) corporation and can receive tax-deductible donations.
How can I serve with CWE?
CWE could not do what it does without the help of the thousands of volunteers who give of their time, talents, and resources to make everything happen. You can take part in the work of CWE by praying for God’s blessing on all areas of the ministry, signing up for a trip, helping with one of our golf fundraisers, shopping and packing of food, and lending a hand for one of our multiple CWE container loads that take place throughout the year.
Who are the decision makers for CWE?
CWE is operated under the direction of a Board of Directors. Day-to-day operations are carried out by a small office staff located in Tampa, Florida. Construction projects and medical trips are attended and performed by volunteers who give a week of their time and use their skills and energy to serve the Lord.
When did CWE begin?
CWE was established in 1991 when a group of Christian men saw the need for an orderly and efficient way to assist missionaries serving on the foreign field with the construction of churches and ministry facilities. In just 3 to 4 weeks CWE can provide a ministry with a facility that might otherwise take them 5 to 10 or more years to build. A partnership with CWE can free the missionaries to spend those years focusing on more effectively ministering in their field.
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