The purpose of the Africa Trek is to disciple participants through exposure to rural and least-reached African communities; deepen their intimacy with God; and help them become effective disciple-makers.
Participants (‘Trekkies’) will travel for 3 months through Southern Africa, staying with various local missionaries, serving them the best way possible. We will travel by car, bus or train, and will stay in very basic accommodation (often in tents) and eat the local food.
|Dates:||Sunday, 12 May 2019 – Sunday, 28 July 2019|
|Apply by:||Friday, 22 February 2019|
|Cost:||£2,250 [GBP] (participants from United Kingdom)|
Trekkies will be involved in a variety of ministries including (but not limited to) door-to-door evangelism, children’s ministry, sports ministry, showing the Jesus Film and practical work. Trekkies will aim to serve the needs of the local missionaries as effectively as possible. Day-to-day activities will vary depending on the community we are staying with. Daily activities may include things like group devotions, times for teaching/training, evangelism, serving the local community, preparing meals and traveling.
If you want to grow closer to God, see how He is working in Africa, and make as big an impact as possible on the world during your life, the Africa Trek is for you!
Accommodation on the Trek will be basic. Trekkies will sleep in tents, most of the time.
Trekkies will live with local missionaries, and, as such, eat what local missionaries eat. At times, there may be options for Trekkies to purchase snacks, but this cannot be guaranteed.
If you have special dietary needs - please inform us during the application process (Gluten Intolerance or Allergic, Vegan/Vegetarian, Lactose, Nut & Shellfish Allergies, Diabetic, etc.)
Trekkies must book their own flights in and out of Africa.
The Trek will arrange all travel from the airport.
If you are arriving earlier and departing after the Trek start and end dates, please communicate this with your field Short Term officer BEFORE making your booking.
Countries to be updated.
Trekkies will be traveling frequently, and sometimes engaging in manual labour or sport in African climates. Therefore, they need to arrive in relatively good health..
We will be traveling through Southern Africa and it is the responsibility of the Trekkies to research beforehand what countries they need to apply for visas for ahead of time, and how much it will cost at the borders.
All border fees are to be paid in USD, and as a general rule, it is better to have more money than you need, in case things change.
Applicants must be 18 or over. This placement is tailored towards participants aged 18-30. If you live in the UK, you can use this link to apply now https://fs7.formsite.com/OperationMobilisation/STM_APL/form_login.html Price excludes flights, insurance & any possible vaccinations and is subject to change according to the exchange rate. The price includes OMUK’s Getting into Gear weekend (GiG), in Shropshire from 19-22 October 2018. This is a weekend of training and orientation. As part of our Safeguarding policy, you may require a valid enhanced DBS certificate, which may cost an additional £20.
The cost of the Trek will provide you with meals each day, all of your transport whilst on the Trek, and your accommodation on the Trek.
The cost of the Trek DOES NOT INCLUDE your travel to and from the Trek, any personal snacks or extra food during the Trek, your accommodation before and/or after the Trek, injections/immunisations, any visa/border crossing money, and/or any other activities Trekkies want to engage in.
Different languages will be spoken in the different areas that the Trekkies will travel to, but the language the Trek group will communicate in is English. Therefore a reasonable level of English is required.
Trekkies are responsible for their own immunizations and malaria medication. Local doctors will have a good idea of what immunizations are required, but the one necessary injection for the Trek is Yellow Fever.
Trekkies MUST have a valid Yellow Fever card with them on the Trek.