Every year Abundant Life Church (hereby referred to as ALC) sends individuals on Global Outreach trips. These trips often go to some of the neediest and underdeveloped countries in the world. There are several potential risks that participants should take into consideration. These risks include, but are not limited to:
1. The existence of primitive conditions and inadequate medical facilities
2. Lack of adequate transportation of communication
3. Political/social instability that can affect Americans, Westerners or Christians
4. Anger sometimes directed at Americans, Westerners or Christians
5. Financial situations out of your and/or our control
ALC prayerfully seeks wisdom and knowledge in providing guidance for all Global Outreach trips; especially in the above-mentioned environments. Some policies and procedures are specifically planned to protect the health and freedom of the trip participants.
I have freely requested to be a member of a ALC Global Outreach Trip. I understand there are risks including, but not limited to, the above list. I personally assume these risks to the maximum extent possible.
I am aware that I am assuming financial responsibility for the cost of the trip (See Financial Agreement Form)
I recognize that participation on a trip of this nature may be hazardous or dangerous. Therefore, I am, for myself, my heirs, executer and/or administrator, releasing and forever discharging ALC and all its officers, agents, servants, and employees, acting officially or otherwise, from any and all reasons of injury, damage (including property damage to any of my belongings), loss or death which may occur from any cause including, but not limited to, any accident and/or occurrence while participating with this mission agency and/or on this Global Outreach trip.
If a dispute over this agreement arises, I agree to resolve the matter through a mutually acceptable alternative dispute resolution process. If ALC and I cannot agree upon such a process, the dispute will be submitted to a three-member arbitration panel for resolution.
This release contains the entire agreement between the parties hereto and the terms of this release are contractual and not a mere recital.
Included in this ALC Liability and Photo Release is permission granted by you, for ALC to record in any and all media formats, yourself and/or the person(s) registered for this event. You also agree, the captured media can be used by ALC, without compensation, for advertising and promotional needs in a timeless manner.