SOUTH AFRICA Community 1803
Despite advances in the last few decades, South Africa still has many needs and there is poverty there that will wrench your heart. This team will see first-hand how the ministry of MSSM works – the Motorcycle Sunday School Mission, as you join the circuit riders to share the Gospel in unique ways. You will get most of the training you need for your project time through the classes at Boot Camp which is being held at Karakariki Christian Camp, just out of Hamilton. Then after a bus ride to Auckland you’ll take a flight from the International Airport, through Dubai to Johannesburg, South Africa. From there you will travel north to your project site at Pyramid, where you will be staying on a Bible School property and planting a shelter belt for them. Then after some additional training, you’ll go out with the MSSM circuit riders to share God’s love using quizzing, Bible stories, balloons, and phonics classes – as well as skills already learned back at Boot Camp. Another mini-project is to finish a wall around a life-sized replica of the Old Testament Tabernacle, and maybe help with guided tours as people come to visit. Teen Missions in South Africa is also running a summer Boot Camp, and you’ll get to help organise the Funspiration times at their Debrief before going returning to NZ for yours! Before you leave South Africa however, you’ll make a safari trip to Pilanesberg National Game Reserve where you can see all the animals for which Africa is renowned. Returning to Hamilton you’ll debrief with friends you made at Boot Camp and finish out your summer adventure as you get ready to go home and back to school.
ESTIMATED PROJECT ASSIGNMENT EXPENSE: NZ$ 3,850 + $60 registration | AU$ 3,590 + $60 registration
DATES OF INVOLVEMENT: 15 December 2018 – 26 January 2019
Prices DO NOT include the registration fee or any travel to Boot Camp and home from Debrief in Hamilton, New Zealand. All clothing, passport, visas, immunizations, equipment deposits, air tax or levies, changes in exchange rates, personal expenses, spending money and any other items required are at the participant’s expense. These expenses may vary substantially and will be made known to you nearer the time of departure and when an accurate cost can be determined by the airlines and immigration. We apologize for any and all inconveniences.