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Hello! I would love to go on the Brio Missions trip to Peru... but I've got a problem. Celiac! Now, normally, traveling to SA wouldn't be a problem... but a Missions trip is differant. We have regimented meals and mealtimes. Brio supplies the food, which i'm sure isn't Gluten free. I probably wouldn't be able to go and find food. (And I only speak survival spanglish...) And I would love to just go with some friends. Not with my mom, (Though she speaks Spanish.)

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Would you be able to bring your own supply of food? You should talk to someone in charge of the trip and explain your situation. They should be willing to work with you. How long is your trip?

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Would you be able to bring your own supply of food? You should talk to someone in charge of the trip and explain your situation. They should be willing to work with you. How long is your trip?

I agree. You should really talk to the people who are in charge of the trip. You should also have no problem bringing Lara bars, cereals, and things like that with you. Fruits and veggies should be plentiful. But, are you going to be eating with the missionary group or with Peruvians? That will make a difference in the foods you're served. Is there anyone who has gone on one of these missions that you could grill with questions about what foods were served and what options were available?

Just a little FYI if you haven't been to Peru and are squeamish about whole animals being served on your plate, do an internet search on cuy. It's a really typical dish there but can be a bit traumatizing if you're not expecting it.

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I'll be gone two weeks... and It's a HUGE missions trip. Like, people from all over the world are going. Brio is a Christian teen magazine that a lot of people read. Their missions trip has people from everywhere. So I can't exactly talk to the leaders... the're in colorado... farr away from me!

And no, I am not squeamish about animals on the table.'ve been to CA before. Guatemala was a lot like that. I ate in sheds. (Not a missions trip.... My parents used to be missionaries there. We visited old friends who didn't have much money.)

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I'll be gone two weeks... and It's a HUGE missions trip. Like, people from all over the world are going. Brio is a Christian teen magazine that a lot of people read. Their missions trip has people from everywhere. So I can't exactly talk to the leaders... the're in colorado... farr away from me!

Even so, someone is in charge of the trip. And someone is in charge of the food/dietary needs. Since this is such a big trip, there are sure to be other people going who have allergies and intolerances.

It sounds like this would be an awesome opportunity! There must be a phone number or an e-mail address of someone you can contact. Even if it's not the right person, they should be able to put you in touch with the right person.

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You should take Spanish dietary cards with you since you do not speak Spanish. Since the trip is just two weeks why not take a few little things and stick with fruits and veggies? You should also call the Colorado people to discuss what the plan is for you because Celiac Disease by law is a disability and they do have to follow the law. Maybe they can make sure fruit and veggies are there or simply cut out the cost of food for you. Have fun.

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