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.

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.


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



  1. When will support letters be sent?

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

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

  4. What are the age requirements?

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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?

  9. Also, are individuals allowed to register?

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. When will the estimated price be posted?

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