Help change the lives of people with poor eyesight in Zimbabwe, who will see clearly for the first time after being fitted with eyeglasses. You will also receive basic first-aid training to assist the staff in treating those who come for help.
Dates: June 17 – August 4, 2017
Teen Missions Trip (ages 13-19)
Travel: After completing your specialized training at the Lord’s Boot Camp, 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. From Addis, a connecting flight takes you across the Rift Valley, Kenya and Tanzania, before arriving in Johannesburg, South Africa. After an hour-long drive from the airport, you will arrive at the Teen Missions in South Africa base where you will overnight. You then bus 10 hours north, through the African bush, where you may see hippos, elephants and zebras, to the Teen Missions in Zimbabwe Bible, Missionary & Work Training Center located near Gwanda, Zimbabwe.
Ministry: While in Zimbabwe, you will travel to different villages to hold eyeglass clinics, meeting the needs of those who come. You will help at the Sunday schools by teaching Bible lessons, phonics, quizzing, crafts and playing games with the children. There will also be opportunities to share the Gospel through puppets, music and dramas.
Adventure: A trip is planned to Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, discovered in 1855 by early missionary and explorer, David Livingstone. Enjoy a breathtaking view of these beautiful waterfalls known as the “Smoke that Thunders”. You will have opportunities to purchase different kinds of native handiwork such as wood carvings, baskets, textile work and drums as souvenirs of your summer.
Estimated Project Expense: $4690—4890 U.S. plus $30 Registration Fee
Note: Updated Project Expense is scheduled to post November 1, 2016, after confirming airline prices.