Zambia Orphan Angels Motorcycle I | Teen Missions Trip

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Members of the Orphan Angels Motorcycle Mission Trip

June 13 – July 31

Ride your motorcycle through the dirt, sand and mud of the Zambia bush with the Motorcycle Sunday School Circuit Riders to help run Sunday schools for orphans and local village children on this exciting missions trip. After completing specialized motorcycle training at the Lord’s Boot Camp, you will bus to Orlando for a flight to Dulles International Airport in our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. Your next flight crosses the Atlantic Ocean to Rome, Italy, for refueling, then over the Sahara Desert to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. From Addis Ababa, your journey continues on a flight to Lusaka, Zambia. From the airport, your five-hour ride to the Ndola base begins in the back of a four-ton truck.

At the base there will be time for training on the Zambian motorcycles, adjusting to looking the opposite direction for turning and riding on the left side of the road. Then it is time to repack your duffle bag, tents and your food supplies to begin your Motorcycle Sunday School Mission Circuit. Wednesday through Saturday you will pack up your gear and ride to a different Sunday school location each day where children eagerly await your arrival. They will look forward to hearing the Bible stories, singing, learning memory verses, coloring pictures, quizzing and playing games. You will also teach phonics classes to help the children learn how to read. A presentation from the team will be given using music, puppets and dramas. You will show them a little bit of love and friendship by spending time with them. Before departing, you will travel to Victoria Falls, the “Smoke that Thunders”, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, discovered by David Livingstone in 1856. It will be a trip you won’t want to miss! Wood carvings, batiks, jewelry and traditional drums are just a few of the souvenirs for you to purchase.

Project:

Ride your motorcycle  through the dirt, sand and mud of the Zambia bush with the Motorcycle Sunday School Circuit Riders to help run Sunday Schools for orphans and local village children. Your ministry is to travel by motorcycle to various remote locations and to assist the Motorcycle Sunday School Mission (MSSM) Circuit Rider Missionaries in teaching Sunday schools, literacy classes and Bible quizzing. Time will be spent brainstorming for lesson illustrations, playing games with orphans and working one on one with those who wish to learn to read.

Location:

At the base there will be time for training on the Zambian motorcycles, adjusting to looking the opposite direction for turning and riding on the left side of the road. Then it is time to repack your duffle bag, tents and your food supplies to begin your Motorcycle Sunday School Mission Circuit. Wednesday through Saturday you will pack up your gear and ride to a different Sunday School location each day where children eagerly await your arrival. They will look forward to hearing the Bible stories, singing, learning memory verses, coloring pictures, quizzing and playing games. You will also teach phonics classes to help the children learn how to read. A presentation from the team will be given using music, puppets and dramas.

Sightseeing/Souvenirs:

Before departing Zambia you will travel to Victoria Falls, the “Smoke that Thunders”, one of the seven natural wonders of the world discovered by David Livingstone in 1855. It will be a trip you won’t want to miss! Wood carvings, batiks, jewelry and traditional drums are just a few of the souvenirs for you to purchase.

Housing:

Housing will be in tents; bathing and laundry are done using a bucket.

Travel:

After completing specialized motorcycle training at the Lord’s Boot Camp, you will bus to the Orlando, for a flight to Dulles International Airport in our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. Your next flight crosses the Atlantic Ocean to Rome, Italy for refueling, then over the Sahara Desert to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The team will overnight in a hotel before continuing the next morning on a flight that takes you to Lusaka, Zambia. From the airport, your five-hour ride to the Teen Missions in Zambia BIBLE, MISSIONARY & WORK Training Center in Ndola begins in the back of a four-ton truck..

Important information:

Team members must be at least 16 years old and have a valid U.S. or Canadian driver’s license.

(Note: Florida Debrief)

Contributions Equal To: $4990 U.S. plus Registration Fee

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Running the Obstacle Course at Boot Camp

Zambia is a landlocked country in Southern Africa that shares borders with the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and Angola. Its capital is Lusaka. Their government is a presidential representative democratic republic. English is the official language, but there are anywhere from 43-70 different languages spoken. Zambia’s economy is mainly funded by copper mining.

There are three levels of education in Zambia: primary, junior secondary and upper secondary. Education is free until level seven, when most children drop out. Before that time, 80% of the children attend school. There are limited educational opportunities beyond secondary school.

Officially, Zambia is a Christian nation, but there are a wide variety of religious traditions that blend easily with Christianity. Following the election of Frederick Chiluba as President in 1991, Pentecostal congregations expanded considerably. Muslims make up approximately 5% of the population. There are over 113,000 refugees in Zambia from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola and Rwanda.

Teen Missions began running Boot Camps in Zambia in 1994 and the first North American team came in 1996. In 1997, 20 acres of land was acquired near Ndola, where a base and BMW were established. At this time there are 35 students. There are also 15 AIDS Orphans Rescue Units and three Matron Units. In 2008, Motorcycle Sunday School Mission was also established in Zambia; there currently are two circuits operating 12 bush Sunday schools. Doug and Barb Petersen coordinate the work in Zambia; they are assisted by 44 staff and interns who work at the base, BMW, Motorcycle Sunday School Mission, AIDS Orphans Rescue Units and Matrons Units.

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18 Comments

  1. What if we have are turning 16 a day or two before it starts? Can we still go?

  2. I really want to go, but im only 15 and wont be turning 16 until july 3rd.
    is it possible for me to still go? i have a permit.

  3. what is total cost?

  4. what if you live in canada can you still be apart of these trips?

  5. Are Doug and Barb on site in Zambia?
    Will their be adults on this trip?

  6. When is the registration deadline?

    • There is no “deadline”, but you need to register before Boot Camp. The longer you wait, the less options you have as we have to start adjusting airline seats soon.

  7. Do you origionally need to know how to ride a motor bike or do they teach you?

  8. The Lord is definitely calling me to do His work in Zambia this summer, but I am soon figuring out that knowing that is the easy part. This trip in particular caught my eye, so I was wondering if it is filled up or had a limit on it, and if so what might that limit be?
    Also what does the registration process involve and look like?
    Thanks!

    • I hate to say which teams are full as that can change quickly due to switches and cancellations. The OA teams are smaller because of the number of bikes we have overseas. You must have a valid US or Canadian driver’s license to go. You can register online, send in your registration fee and we will send you a packet.

  9. How can I register to be a leader on this team?

    • You can register on our web site. Once you log on, it will give you the option of registering as a leader or team member.

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