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Welcome to TRIAD’s EMPOWER application! We’re so excited that you are considering investing a portion of your summer with us. Full completion of this application is necessary for our team to determine if EMPOWER is the right fit for you. 

Please note that your application will be reviewed by TRIAD’s EMPOWER team and is subject to their clearing for you to participate. If you have any questions about this, please let us know by emailing us at eddiel@triad.earth.


  • You'll need a few things to complete the application, please make sure you have them handy. 

  • Passport information. You will need to upload a scanned copy of your passport. (If you are a resident of Armenia, you will not be required to submit.)

  • Passport size photo. This photo must meet the requirements stated on the Travel.State.Gov website. (If you are a resident of Armenia, you will not be required to submit.)

  • 2 Emergency Contacts. We will need their full name, phone number, and email address.

  • 2 Reference Contacts. These must be either a pastor or a professor who knows you.

  • NOTE: Participants in EMPOWER must be at least 18 years of age by June, 1 2024.

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Please note that we are currently only accepting applications from individuals who will travel using passports issued from either the USA or Canada. The expiration date on your passport must be later than January 31, 2025 (six months after the projected return date from Armenia). Please continue this application even if you don't have a passport at this time or if your expiration is sooner. You will still be allowed to submit this application without this document. But please note we require this information 120 days before the trip. To submit your passport information at a later date, please email us at eddiel@triad.earth.

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Please understand that while Armenia is a safe country where Christianity thrives, we still need to protect our long-term work among the unreached. Therefore we have developed these communication guidelines to provide clarity on what is and is not allowed when discussing your EMPOWER Trip. Social media, trip promotion, online content, and fundraising through the internet can create a footprint on the web that jeopardizes long-term work. Due to the harsh reality of working in closed countries and the need to protect the Gospel-centered Kingdom work, these guidelines are provided to minimize the risk to indigenous believers, international workers (i.e. missionaries), and the ministry.

General Guidelines
If placing information online, refrain from using the name of our organization or any of our staff members’ names. Below are some examples of words not to use and alternatives that should be used:

Words NOT to use: Mission, Missionary
Alternative Words to use: Organization, Partner

  • Please only communicate about your trip with our staff through their official email addresses (i.e. info@triad.earth).
  • You may receive inquiries from individuals or entities outside of your group, sending partner, or network. Do not provide any information about your trip to anyone outside of official channels.
  • Please do not use the organization's logo, images, etc. without prior approval of the content.
  • For clarifying questions, please email info@triad.earth prior to placing questionable content online or in public forums.

Highlighting Our Partnership
We are grateful for sending partners (i.e. your church) who highlight the partners they support and encourage throughout the world. We recognize the significance and value associated with this promotion and we want to continue to encourage that support. However, please refrain from having them use our organization’s name or staff members’ names in online content.

Trip Promotion
When advertising about your trip to Armenia, please refrain from using our staff members’ names on any online format. Here is an example of how to promote your trip: “I am taking a trip to Armenia to experience, learn, and share the love of Jesus Christ among unreached people groups. Due to the sensitivity of the work being done, I can provide more information about this trip in a personal conversation, but not online.” You are then free to provide more information about our work and what the team will be doing in any face-to-face meetings. Our primary concern is to not have any information about our organization in any online or written format.

When fundraising for your trip, please refrain from using the name of our organization in any place (newsletters, websites, social media, etc). Here is an example of a good way to promote your trip: “I am taking a trip to Armenia to experience, learn, and share the love of Jesus Christ among unreached people groups.” This still shares your purpose, without incriminating our organization. All fundraising is to be done through your sending partner or individually. No fundraising will go through TRIAD for EMPOWER.

Social Media
Under no circumstance should any post be made by you, your church, an organization, staff, or team members that contains the name of any of our staff members. Do not “tag” our staff members in any posts before, during, or after your trip. Do not use “hashtags” that would also connect our staff members. No photos of our staff may be posted to any social media outlet.

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Please provide us with the following information for two references. They should be from either a pastor or a college professor. We will contact them with a recommendation form for them to complete.

Reference Details

Reference Details

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I acknowledge my intent to participate in a short-term trip to Armenia, to be conducted by or in association with TRIAD (“the Trip”).

Acknowledgment of Risk: TRIAD does not represent or guarantee that the Trip is without risk. I acknowledge that by participating in the Trip, I may experience or be exposed to personal injury or trauma from illness, disease, civil unrest, war, terrorism, transportation accident or failure, or other circumstances. I acknowledge that TRIAD cannot guarantee my protection against such risks, but I nevertheless choose to participate in the Trip.

Release of Liability: Individually and on behalf of my heirs, I release and agree to hold TRIAD and its directors, officers, employees, and volunteers (collectively, “TRIAD and its agents”) or its parent, subsidiary, or affiliated organizations harmless from all liability for harm to me or my property resulting directly or indirectly from my participation in the Trip and/or any related activities or events. Such liability includes but is not limited to liability for my personal property or death or harm to my personal property resulting from the negligence of TRIAD or its agents or from illness, disease, civil unrest, war, terrorism or transportation accident or failure, or other circumstance. In other words, I will not sue TRIAD or its agents for any reason, whatsoever, connected with the Trip.

Indemnification: I personally assume all risks and liabilities in connection with my participation in the Trip, and I agree to indemnify TRIAD and its agents against any liability which might be assessed against any of them as a direct or indirect result of my participation in the Trip. I understand that TRIAD does not provide any insurance, (including without limitation, health, medical, accident, life, overseas, funeral/burial, or death related remains transport insurance) and it is my responsibility to purchase insurance if I desire coverage. TRIAD will not cover any costs incurred by injuries, illness, death, or property damage.

Confidentiality: I understand and acknowledge the sensitive nature of TRIAD’s operations in Armenia and that the safety of TRIAD’s indigenous contacts and representatives and the legal protections of the organization in Armenia necessitate that I fully maintain TRIAD’s confidentiality. Therefore, I shall not directly or indirectly publicly divulge, disclose, or communicate any confidential TRIAD information without the prior consent of an authorized representative of TRIAD. Nor shall I directly or indirectly authorize or enable any third party to do so. Such confidential information includes any non-public information that I obtain about TRIAD or its operations during or as a direct or indirect result of my participation in the Trip, including but not limited to: names of TRIAD representatives or contacts, names or geographical locations of premises visited associated with TRIAD or TRIAD staff, or information concerning any religious activity undertaken through or with TRIAD. I will not mention TRIAD or post any such confidential information to Facebook, Instagram, X, my personal webpage or blog, or any other social medial platform. I will not copy, photograph, or record any confidential TRIAD information, except as authorized by TRIAD.

Photo Release: As a condition of joining an EMPOWER Trip with TRIAD, the EMPOWER Team Member irrevocably authorizes TRIAD to use, reproduce, sell, and/or integrate "trip-related images" into any of TRIAD's promotional videos, magazines, brochures, or web content. The EMPOWER Team Member releases TRIAD from any liability or obligation to compensate them for use of such photos and/or recordings. I hereby grant TRIAD permission to the rights of my image, likeness, and sound of my voice as recorded on audio or video tape without payment or any other consideration. I understand that my image may be edited, copied, exhibited, published, or distributed and waive the right to inspect or approve the finished product wherein my likeness appears. Additionally, I waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising or related to the use of my image or recording. I also understand that this material may be used in diverse educational settings within an unrestricted geographic area. For purposes of consent, "trip-related images" is defined exclusively as photos and/or video recordings of an EMPOWER Team Member taken by TRIAD-authorized personnel at TRIAD premises, during TRIAD supported activities or events while on an EMPOWER Trip with TRIAD.

Consent to Medical Treatment: If I am injured during the Trip and I am unable to authorize medical treatment, and a member of my family is not available to do so, I authorize TRIAD on my behalf to authorize dental, medical, or surgical treatment, including but not limited to the administration of X-rays, anesthetic or anesthesia by any medical professional chosen by TRIAD. This authorization is given to encourage TRIAD and said medical professional to exercise their best judgment as to any diagnosis or medical, dental, or surgical treatment. I personally assume the duty of payment to any physician, dentist, surgeon, hospital, clinic, or ambulance service and release TRIAD from any such duty of payment.

Travel Medical Insurance: I understand that TRIAD does not provide Travel Medical Insurance (which includes evacuation) within the package cost for the Trip. However, I acknowledge I carry my own maintain health, medical, or disability insurance coverage.

Other: This Release is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the State of Colorado and shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Colorado. If there is any dispute with TRIAD, it will be resolved by binding arbitration in the State of Colorado, based upon the rules of the American Arbitration Association and Colorado law. In the event that any clause or provision of this Release shall be held to be invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such clause or provision shall not otherwise affect the remaining provisions of this Release which shall continue to be enforceable.

Upon submission of this application, you will be required to submit an E-signature. The E-signature will be your declaration that the information you provided in this application is true and correct AND that you agree to the terms of the EMPOWER TRIP RELEASE as stated above. **Note: Your E-signature will generate an email. You must click on the link in the email for your application to be processed.