Zimbabwe Eyeglass & Medical

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, 2017Zimbabwe

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.

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

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(Note: Teams are filled on a first come, first served basis.) Return to 2017 Mission Trips List

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42 Comments

  1. How do I send the first $300 that’s due?

  2. Are leaders already assigned to this trip if so is it possible to find out who they are?

  3. Hello, I just got my packet in the mail, and as I am filling out the paperwork , it’s asking for the name and number of the trip. Is the name ‘Zimbabwe Eyeglass & Medical’ and the number is the number in the bottom right of my prayer card? Thanks!

  4. I registered for this trip around the end of October, do you know when my prayer cards and support letters will arrive? I am so excited to begin fundraising! 🙂

  5. Are the air line tickets included in the price. What all who I have to pay for that is not in the price.

    • And how much time would be spent with the children there?

      • Rai, I cannot give you an exact amount of time as there are many factors involved. I can tell you that wherever you are, there will be tons of children around!

    • Rai, The airline tickets to/from your project country are included. It does not include your round trip transportation to/from FL, our passport and visa costs, spending money, departure taxes (if any), etc. It does cover your transportation to/from project country, food (unless you choose to eat out) and transportation within country.

  6. Will there be anyway to contact home while on this trip? Can we send letter?

    • Samaramaesmyer, You will call your parents before you leave, write them on the field and call when you return to the States. If there are any emergencies, we will contact them or they can call the US office which will get in touch with the leaders.

  7. When will support letters be sent?

  8. Where in Zimbabwe is this trip? Or what Province?

  9. Hi! My name is Stevie and I would really like to find out more information about this trip! Who do i contact?

  10. What are the age requirements?

  11. When is the deadline to sign up??

    • Gage, The deadline is late spring, but the earlier you sign up, the more time you have to raise your support. Your choices decrease as time goes on due to seat reductions, etc.

  12. Are the kids allowed to listen to music with earbuds while on the airplane–I know this might be a weird question but my child really wants to know.

    • James, No, they are not allowed any electronic devices (except a digital camera). We want them to fellowship with the team and/or talk with other passengers.

  13. Is there an estimated range of price that you have right now?

  14. I just signed up for this trip and have two questions
    ~when do we get the packets with the info about our team and prayer cards ?
    ~and i live close and know people that work at teen missions can i come and pay the registration fee?

  15. Also, are individuals allowed to register?

  16. Exactly how much does this cost/what is included?

    • Annie, The final cost will not be posted until in the fall when we get the airline costs. You can get an idea from the 2016 costs. All the other information is included in the copy.

  17. A while ago, I heard God say one word and it was Zimbabwe. Now I cant seem to get Zimbabwe out of my head. So I looked on here and saw this was a mission trip. However I was wondering how much it will cost

  18. When will the estimated price be posted?

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