Heart for Africa trips focus in four specific areas, Hunger, Orphans, Poverty, and Education. Participating in an 11 day service trip with Heart for Africa will make an eternal impact in your life and the lives of those you go and serve in Swaziland. Each trip participant has the opportunity to serve at Project Canaan OR at one of our rural partner churches in Swaziland. Each team is made up of nine participants and the work includes an opportunity to feed the hungry, pray with the sick and encourage the people who are working to care for the orphans and vulnerable children in the most rural areas of the Kingdom of Swaziland.
Please note that each trip fills on a first come, first served basis. Your initial deposit secures your initial reservation for a specific trip, but the reservation must be maintained by meeting the funding deadlines we will provide to you in communications following your registration. Complete funding deadlines will be provided to you in communications following your registration. The costs of the trips include lodging, meals, supplies, ground transportation, administrative fees and airfare (if you have elected for Heart for Africa to arrange the air portion of your trip). Due to cost and exchange rate adjustments, any remaining funds will go toward general support of the mission. Please note that all donations towards your trip's cost are non-refundable, tax-deductible donations to Heart for Africa to the full extent allowed by law.
Sample Trip Description
(*itineraries are subject to change to fit the needs of each individual trip)
Day One -
from North America.
Day Two –
Sunday: Arrive in
Johannesburg and overnight at the City Lodge Airport
Day Three –
to Swaziland, check in, group orientation, meet your team and team
Day Four/Five –
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
farming, ISO Building, El Roi Baby home, Kufundza Vocational Training
and the El Rofi Medical Center. Teams will get to work serving
of need based on skill set (painting, greenhouses, construction,
planting, watering). They will prepare the vegetables that will be
delivered to those churches by the team on Saturday. Teams will also be
with information on a Project Canaan family whom they will visit the
day. The number of family members, ages and sizes will be
that the team can prepare clothing, and food from Project
get instructions for the visit.
Day Six – Thursday: Each
team will be assigned two Project Canaan families in need. The team will
to Project Canaan and collect the supplies and food for the family
will also bring clothing for that family if available from the “second
suitcase” of donated clothing that people may have brought with
team will continue to serve that family by visiting them, praying with
and listening to and encouraging 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 Seven – Friday:
Individual volunteers will have the opportunity to spend the day on a
drive (safari) and a market shopping
Eight – Saturday: This
will be the first day the team goes out to visit their rural church. The
will spend time with the pastor and/or church leaders learning more
church, the community and their needs. They will deliver the
fruit and vegetables and begin preparation for cooking and serving for
fellowship after the Sunday service. Today will also be a day of
to the surrounding community, visiting the sick and helping where we
can. There will be time to play soccer with the kids, prepare food for
Sunday, and rehearsal for any musicians who want to be a part of the
service on Sunday.
Day Nine –
will head out to their rural church to attend church service.
working on food preparation will join the women to begin cooking while
participating in the church service gets ready for worship.
members can help with children’s church with songs and
will begin at approximately 10:00 AM and will go until after
will be served to all who come after the service. It
is a day of
fellowship and encouragement. Teams will arrive back at the
their farewell dinner
Day Ten –
Individuals will check out of the hotel, stop at the Glass Factory, and
the five hour bus ride back to Johannesburg for an evening flight back
US and Canada.
Day Eleven –
Everyone arrives back home and begins to think and pray about how they
the people they got to know and love in