Serving with Heart for Africa in
Heart for Africa
has service trips planned for Swaziland throughout 2013.
Beginning in June 2013 through November 2013 check all of the dates for the
service opportunity that meets your needs.
participates in a Heart for Africa service trip? Our trips
include individuals and groups of friends looking for that perfect
opportunity to give back to those in need. It is not uncommon
to find an entire family serving alongside one another on a service
trip. And of course, Heart for Africa is happy to have groups
from churches across North America serving with us in
Service Highlights for 2013 Trips
- "Litsemba 2013" will take place in each rural church on the last day of
the trip (which will be a Sunday). It will be an opportunity for
outreach to the community and feeding the hungry.
- All 2013 trips will
also include a mass TOMS Shoes new shoe distribution to children between the ages of 2-17.
Special Note for Church
Every church leader wants to provide an
opportunity for international missions to their congregation.
But sometimes that can be a very time-consuming and somewhat frightening
task. Sunday is coming and there never seems to be enough
time to get all of the work done. Heart for Africa would love
to help you plan for your 2013 international missions. We have
a team of highly qualified professionals in international missions
waiting to join with you to make your dream of service in Africa a
reality. Send us an email at
email@example.com. We would love to begin helping you
plan for your international missions needs in 2013.
Day One - Saturday: Depart
from North America.
Day Two – Sunday: Arrive in
Johannesburg and overnight at the City Lodge Airport Hotel.
Day Three – Monday: Drive
to Swaziland, check in, group orientation, meet your team and team leader, and
Day Four – Tuesday: All
teams go to Project Canaan for the day. They will get a two-hour tour of
the project to include agriculture projects, irrigation, goat and chicken
farming, ISO Building, El Roi Baby home, Kufundza Vocational Training Center
and the El Rofi Medical Center. Teams will get to work serving in areas
of need based on skill set (painting, greenhouses, construction, woodworking,
planting, watering). They will prepare the seedlings that will be planted in
the rural church gardens, as well as prepare the vegetables that will be
delivered to those churches by the team on Friday. Teams will also be provided
with information on a Project Canaan Family whom they will visit the following
day. The number of family members, ages and sizes will be provided so
that the team can prepare clothing, TOMS shoes and food from Project Canaan and
get instructions for the visit. During 2012, we served 30 families in the
surrounding rural community including the families of Project Canaan workers
and orphan-headed households who are in need. In 2013, we will continue serving
Day Five – Wednesday: Each
team will be assigned two Project Canaan families in need. The team will drive
to Project Canaan and collect the shoes and food for the family visit. They
will also bring clothing for that family if available from the “second
suitcase” of donated clothing that people may have brought with them. The
team will continue to serve that family by visiting them, praying with them,
listening to them, planting and watering a garden with them. This is a
great opportunity to get to see Swazi culture up close while developing a
relationship with an individual family who is in need and who we want to
provide extra support to.
Day Six – Thursday:
Individual volunteers will have the opportunity to spend the day on a game
drive (safari) and a market shopping expedition.
Day Seven – Friday: This
will be the first day the team goes out to visit their rural church. The team
will spend time with the pastor and/or church leaders learning more about the
church, the community and their needs. They will replant the vegetable
garden with seedlings from the Project Canaan greenhouse, deliver the fresh
fruit and vegetables, and begin preparation for cooking and serving on Sunday at
“Litsemba” after Sunday service. Today will also be a day of home visits
to the surrounding community, visiting the sick and helping where we can.
Day Eight – Saturday: This
is the best day in the rural church community as all the children are out of
school. There will be a time to
play soccer with the kids, prepare food for Sunday, distribute donated
clothing, rehearsal for any musicians who want to be a part of the service on
Sunday and TOMS Shoe distribution to all children between the ages of 2 and
Day Nine – Sunday: Teams
will head out to their rural church to attend church service. People
working on food preparation will join the women to begin cooking while anyone
participating in the Litsemba service gets ready for worship. Other team
members can help with children’s church with songs and message. Church
will begin at approximately 10:00 AM and will go until after noon. Lunch
will be served to all who come after the service. It is a day of
fellowship and encouragement. Teams will arrive back at the hotel for
their farewell dinner together.
Day Ten – Monday:
Individuals will check out of the hotel, stop at the Glass Factory, and take
the five hour bus ride back to Johannesburg for an evening flight back to the
US and Canada.
Day Eleven – Tuesday:
Everyone arrives back home and begins to think and pray about how they can help
the people they got to know and love in Swaziland.