Zimbabwe Mission Trip 2017

by Rachel Werner

Cephas Handing Out Uniforms Cephas Handing Out Uniforms
Zimbabwe Landscape Zimbabwe Landscape
Rachel and School Children Rachel and School Children

**Update** The mission team is full! Please pray for us as we prepare over the coming months. Also, stay tuned for upcoming fundraisers!

Applications for the 2017 Zimbabwe Mission Trip are now being accepted until December 1, 2016!

Last summer we partnered with Hippo Valley Christian Mission to provide bibles for the children in Zimbabwe. Each week campers learned about HVCM and the different ministry tools they use to reach the mind, body and soul of the people in Zimbabwe for Christ. This summer for the first time, campers in graders 9-12 (fall 2017) AND ADULTS will have the opportunity to travel to Zimbabwe and serve with this mission firsthand.

In February 2016, I was able to make this trip to Africa and am so excited to start forming a Camp LRCA team now! HVCM workers were so thankful for the help and time spent with them and the children. You must experience it for yourself. However, please make sure this is right for you.

Participants are expected to attend meetings prior to the trip, participate in team fundraising and conduct themselves in a manner that well represents the camp and most importantly Christ. Team meetings will include preparations for travel, cultural expectations and expectations for a servant mindset. Serving is an important aspect of our faith whether in small or grand ways, locally in our own communities or in the mission fields abroad. While there will be some time for recreation, this is not a vacation. Come prepared to serve.

In addition to the mission trip cost of $2575, participants will need to cover the cost of obtaining a passport and malaria shots are recommended. The $2575 covers the cost of airfare, all meals, transportation and any activities or projects while on the trip. Exact dates will be announced when airfare is finalized, but it will be at the end of July/beginning of August 2017 and we will spend 7-10 days in Zimbabwe. More details about the trip date will be discussed at the informational meeting in October. Anyone 18 and older must pass a background check and everyone must submit the minister’s reference and essay. Applications are now being accepted.

October 16, 2016 at 1:30 Informational Meeting (before Ignite)
December 18, 2016 at 3:30 First Team Meeting
February 19, 2017 at 1:30 Second Team Meeting (before Ignite)
March 19, 2017 TBA Chili Cook-Off (after Ignite)
April 23, 2017 at 1:30 Third Team Meeting (before Ignite)
June 24, 2017 at 9:00 Final Team Meeting

Print off the application form here:


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