Our team will be traveling to
Clarens, South Africa, to serve with the Dihlabeng Church Community and the
Nnete Foundation, a ministry serving to help at-risk children escape the cycle
of poverty and the lingering effects of apartheid. We will also have a chance
to work and serve in the Tshepong Church in Manyatseng, a community bordering
the country of Lesotho. Both Dihlabeng and Tshepong Churches and the Nnete Foundation
are part of Regions Beyond, a global outreach partner of River’s Edge Church
and Hope for Regions Beyond.
We will be using many different skills on this trip and hope to include members with painting skills, construction or repair talents to replace a roof, and expertise with business and computers. These are some of the skills that will be useful to help the Dihlabeng and Manyatseng communities move towards self-sustainability and in their continued journey to develop skills that will equip young people escape the cycle of poverty. We will be bringing some construction tools and will be purchasing needed supplies for the roof repair once we arrive.
We will also spend time with the Nnete Foundation children and their families, and with the church families of the Tshepong church in Manyatseng.
You don't need any of the above mentioned skills, everyone will have a role that will benefit the people of these communities in South Africa.
Important Information about Hope
for Regions Beyond trips:
· Trip cost includes airfare, food, lodging, insurance, ground transportation, supplies and local excursions. Team members are responsible for any additional snacks and souvenirs during travel.
· Interviews for each team will begin on the Application Deadline date for each trip.
· Passports are required for all destinations, and must be valid for 6 months past the date of departure. Allow 4-6 weeks for any passport application and processing time.
· Upon acceptance to the team, a non-refundable deposit of $25 will be required as you set up your fundraising and online profile. 50% of the total cost is due two months prior to departure, and the remaining balance two weeks before departure.