Kilimanjaro Backpack

TanzaniaTread on the heels of adventure as you spend your summer surrounded by the rugged beautiful plains and wild mountain slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro sharing the Gospel among the Chagga people of Tanzania!


Dates: June 17 – August 4, 2017

Teen Missions Trip (ages 13-19)

Travel:  After Commissioning, you bus to the Orlando International Airport for a flight to Washington D.C. before boarding a flight across the Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, and the Sahara Desert to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. A connecting flight takes you across the Equator to Kilimanjaro International Airport. You will then bus one hour to the Teen Missions in Tanzania Bible, Missionary & Work (BMW) Training Center, located at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Ministry:  Experience what rural African life is like as you and your team sleep in tents and spend your days under the Tanzanian skies. Once you have arrived, your team will continue construction on the BMW buildings. You will backpack the lower slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro as you invest your time, energy and love into the local children, giving them the opportunity to know the Creator of the great mountain on which they live. Watch the faces of the children light up as you present the Gospel using puppets, drama, and personal testimonies, bringing the story of Jesus to them for the first time.

Adventure:  Before returning home, you will have the opportunity to put your bartering skills into action while you shop for souvenirs such as drums, jewelry and wood carvings.

Warning: This team is not for the faint of heart. Members should be in good physical health and free of respiratory difficulties.

Estimated Project Expense: $4390—4590 U.S. plus $30 Registration Fee

Note: Updated Project Expense is scheduled to post November 1, 2016, after confirming airline prices.


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(Note: Teams are filled on a first come, first served basis.)



  1. We signed up my son Noah Onken for the Tanzania trip on 9/10/16 and paid his $30 registration fee have not received a confirmation yet. Please contact me asap. Thank you Crystal Wilke

    • Crystal, The staff are still on vacation/deputation until later this week. You may call the office on Wednesday (321-453-0350) to confirm that the registration was received. It will take a few days to get our ducks in a row…

  2. My son is interested in this mission trip. He will be 20 by that time. We found it looking for college age mission trips on the website shorttermmissions. com. Is he going to be too old to do this trip? We were looking for a trip that would push him out of his comfort zone, and this really fit the bill…

  3. Hi! My name is Emi and I am 14. I was wondering when there will be more information for the 2017 mission trips. I am very interested in going next summer but I would like to have more information before I make a decision.

  4. Is anyone allowed to send letters from home to those in boot camp even if they’re not parents? I was also wondering if letters could be sent while on the field as well..

    • Yes my brother went this last year and we had friends sent him letters while on the field and at boot camp just keep in mind the postage time

  5. Savannah Hughes

    What would the expenses for this trip be? I am interested in going, but do not want to register if I have any doubt that I will not be able to fundraise the total amount. Thank you.

  6. Mareina Molina

    How much is this trip???

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