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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 - 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 market shopping.

Day Four/Five – Tuesday/Wednesday:  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 vegetables that will be delivered to those churches by the team on Saturday. 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, and food from Project Canaan and get instructions for the visit. 

Day Six – Thursday:  Each team will be assigned two Project Canaan families in need. The team will drive to Project Canaan and collect the supplies 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, 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 game drive (safari) and a market shopping expedition.

Day Eight – Saturday:  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  deliver the fresh fruit and vegetables and begin preparation for cooking and serving for fellowship after the Sunday service.  Today will also be a day of home visits 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 – 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 church 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.

 
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