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Short-term Missions Trip

##FULL## Africa Trek - An Adventure in Discipleship Phase 1 (May - August 2016) (South Africa)

A Missions outreach and Discipleship journey, providing an opportunity for believers to grow deeper in their faith, while reaching out to communities and churches in Africa.

A three month trek through southern Africa, assisting at various ministries that have been hand picked for maximum impact and discipleship opportunities.
Countries that MAY be visited (at least 4):
South Africa

Phase 1 is the initial 3 month Trek. If someone then desires, they can choose to also do Phase 2, but that is optional.
Phase 2 requires a total 1 year commitment starting with phase 1 (3 month Trek) and then serving the Africa Trek team in various ways for the next 9 months, which may include a second Trek.

single people welcome married couples welcome families welcome groups welcome
Sun 15 May 2016 – Thu 04 Aug 2016
Mon 15 Feb 2016
2,825 USD (participants from United States)

A full variety of ministries, which includes community development through practical work like building projects and skills training; ministering to communities with sports, youth work, and arts; evangelizing, preaching, and showing the Jesus film; serving the poor holistically and working with the church in Africa. Literature & Video Distribution, Traveling Teams, Community Projects/Social Action,etc.

If you are looking to grow deeper in your faith, be discipled, and desire to make an impact in God's Kingdom, OM Africa Trek is for you.

Accommodation will be basic but functional. Participants will sleep in tents. Depending on the location, accommodation might be provided through churches or local people's homes. 
Living with people from different cultures and backgrounds can be a challenge but also a great blessing as you learn from each other.

Be prepared to experience the wide diversity of the African cuisine in every country you travel to. 
You will be notified beforehand if tap water is clean to drink.
 If you have allergies to certain types of food, please notify us beforehand.

Please note that the below ARRIVAL and DEPARTURE airports might change. This will be communicated in plenty of time for participants to make travel arrangments.

Participants need to arrive in Johannesburg (JNB), South Africa, on 15 May, 2016 and if you are staying only for Phase 1, depart from Lusaka Intl Airport (Zambia) on 04 August 2016. Participants will be picked up at the airport in Johannesburg & dropped off at the airport in Lusaka. *IMPORTANT - PLEASE SEE GENERAL NOTES

Participants will be traveling a lot and will be helping through various physical activities and therefore need to be in good health.

All visa costs must be paid by the participant above the Cost and Currency stated above. Some participants may need to purchase their visas for certain countries before they arrive in Africa. Other visas may be able to be purchased at the border and participants will need to bring US$ with them to pay for the visa then. Trek team leaders will help with info for each country, but the responsibility is the participants.

The South African Department of Health has issued a statement that all returning travelers from South Africa to Zambia and travelers from Zambia to South Africa will now require proof of yellow fever vaccination. All in-transit passengers between the two destinations, irrespective of the time period in transit, will also require proof of yellow fever vaccination

If a Trek participant would like to stay in Kabwe, Zambia after the Trek for the Love Africa Conference which starts the day after the Trek ends, there will be normal conference charges that are in addition to Trek costs.

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Applications Closed

The application deadline for this trip has already passed – if you are interested in current opportunities, check out our short-term mission trips by country, date or type.

Missions Gallery
South Africa

South Africa :: East London, South Africa :: Leanne Pounder (UK) takes care of babies during her visit to a local centre for abandoned babies.
South Africa :: East London, South Africa :: Viola Muck (Germany) visits an elderly home where books and blankets were distributed.
South Africa :: East London, South Africa :: Tim Whitson (USA), director of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis shares a message with the audience after the theatrical play on board Logos Hope.
South Africa :: Richards Bay, South Africa :: Kathy and Stephen Mew (USA) volunteer as crewmembers on board Logos Hope in the book fair.
South Africa :: Richards Bay, South Africa :: Dominic Limacher (Switzerland) delivers a Help Pack with a child from Ngwekezana Tertiary Hospital.
South Africa :: Richards Bay, South Africa :: Ship in Port.
South Africa :: Richards Bay, South Africa :: Reaching a Generations Ray Tewsom shows creative ways of connecting with children and youths during the Sprout workshop on board Logos Hope.
South Africa :: Richards Bay, South Africa :: Hope Team visits local Seafarer’s Club to talk with sailors from other ships docked near the Logos Hope.
South Africa :: Richards Bay, South Africa :: Mirte Jorine ter Wal (Netherlands) helps entertain the children at a school event on board Logos Hope.
South Africa :: Richards Bay, South Africa :: MDT student Amalia Friesen (Paraguay) helping to prepare dinner for close to 400 crewmembers.
South Africa :: Richards Bay, South Africa :: Two students show their gifts of The Bible App for Kids Book of Hope booklets after a school event on board Logos Hope.
South Africa :: Richards Bay, South Africa :: 16 inmates accept Jesus into their lives during a Logos Hope team visit.

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