Be a Teen Missions trend-setter with this unique and exciting new summer missions trip! You will be trained as a precision step team at Boot Camp. Recently this has become a popular means of group performances, and is being used as a way of presenting the Gospel. A person who trained a nationally competitive winning team has agreed to train this team. There is no prior experience necessary. This team will not only perform at Boot Camp, but in many places in Africa. Sharing your knowledge and training orphans at AIDS Orphans Rescue Units in Zambia will give them a sense of accomplishment, purpose and unity.
June 24 – August 15
You will travel to Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. These beautiful falls were first discovered by David Livingstone in 1856. It will be a trip you won’t want to miss! You will enjoy viewing the breathtaking waterfall of the “Smoke that Thunders”. Wood carvings, batiks, jewelry and traditional drums are just a few of the souvenirs for you to purchase.
You will stay in tents at each AIDS Orphans Rescue Unit where you minister. Bathing and laundry will be done by using a bucket.
Following Boot Camp you bus to Orlando International and board a flight to Dulles International in Washington, D.C., our nation’s capital. From there, an overnight flight takes you to Dakar, Senegal for refueling, before proceeding to Johannesburg, South Africa. From Johannesburg, you continue on a flight to Lusaka, the capital of Zambia. From the airport, you truck five-hours to the Teen Missions in Zambia BIBLE, MISSIONARY & WORK Training Center in Ndola.
Contributions Equal To: $4390 U.S. plus Registration Fee
(Note: Florida Debrief)
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.