Dates: June 16 – August 3, 2018
Teen Missions Trip (ages 13-19)
Work & Evangelism Team
Take a life-changing journey to one of the poorest countries in the world, Ethiopia, Africa. From the moment you arrive, you will feel as though you have stepped back in time in this third world culture where villagers still use donkey carts for carrying firewood and transportation into town.
Travel: After Boot Camp you bus to the Orlando International Airport for a flight to Washington D.C. before boarding a flight across the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea and the Sahara Desert to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. From Addis Ababa you will bus eight hours southwest to Bako.
Ministry: You will begin construction of new buildings for an orphanage that has outgrown its existing location just outside of town. You will have the opportunity to present the Gospel in open-air meetings using puppets, music and personal testimonies, bringing the story of Jesus to many for the first time.
Adventure: You will return to Addis Ababa and have the opportunity to shop in the Merkato—the largest open-air market in Africa! The market is especially well-known for its supply of traditional Ethiopian garments, souvenirs and coffee beans. This team will Debrief in Ethiopia with two other teams. After Debrief, your team terminates at the Washington Dulles International Airport.
Project Expense: $4690 U.S. plus $30 Registration Fee
Please note that the projects have been chosen up to a year before they are published. Therefore, projects can change, even at the last minute. Please come with a servant’s heart and be eager to do whatever the mission has a need for, regardless of what was specified. We have been invited back to many places because of our willingness to do whatever is needed. ALL teams are work teams in addition to the project listed. Teams are filled on a first come, first served basis.
"Working with the children has been a joy. All they want to do is hold your hand. We have been able to show them the true love of Jesus. Being here has taught me so much already of how fortunate I am in America. These people have nothing yet it is amazing to see their joy."
“Ethiopia has been great so far! We have been to a few traditional coﬀee ceremonies and I love making balloon animals for the orphans. The work project is going well, and God is using this summer to help us rely on His strength only. I am loving Ethiopia!”
“Ethiopia is absolutely beautiful. There’s always music playing and there are so many unusual sights that I’ve gotten used to seeing daily. When the sky is clear enough at night and we can see the stars, it’s one of the most beautiful things. Though all these things are great and this place is truly beautiful, I think I’m going to miss my team more than anything. So I’m cherishing these last few weeks together!”