1537977_194374420766659_1798110076_o

South Africa – A | 2014-06-18 | 2014-07-08

A Family living in Poverty is waiting for you to arrive

21 Days – Trip A

Over 10 million people are living in severe poverty in temporary settlements called squatter camps overwhelmed by life and what the future holds. Without proper running water or electricity many have lost all hope. You can make a difference in their lives now.

You will bring hope to countless people that could be just the push they need to regain their life. And then at the end, you will get to go on an African safari that will blow your mind, travel to a market to bargain for amazing souvenirs and create stories and relationships that will last a lifetime!

MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES

  • CHILDRENS MINISTRY

    There is nothing quite like the laughter of children from a response to pure joy. As you play games, give of your energy, and present the love of Jesus to His children. You will be forever redirecting the path of their lives to eternity. So grab a tiny hand and brace your heart for the wide-eyed anticipation awaiting your arrival.

  • HUT TO HUT MINISTRY

    Ready your heart to see poverty beyond your imagination and love beyond your comprehension. As you travel from home to home you will not be able to help yourself from holding the children that have rags for clothes and embracing the parents that dig through trash for scraps of food.

  • PERSONAL EVANGELISM

    Ministry is not for the faint of heart nor is it confined to the four walls of a church. This summer, you will be walking the streets and see the pain, skepticism, and desperate faces of the nations. Prepare to meet the hopeless and engage in one-on-one conversations that will dive deep into their lives as you share your personal testimony and The Hope of the Nations.

  • SERVICE PROJECTS

    Fill a local need by giving your time and energy to serve those in need. Helping someone who physically can’t do something or doesn’t have the resources to improve their daily life is something you’ll never forget. Set aside your agenda and simply love the world with your hands.

SAMPLE ITINERARY

Day 1 – Arrive to your trips meeting airport in the US and board your international flight for your trip!

Day 2-3 – Train for your mission trip. You will learn about the outreaches you will be leading and how to interact with the people of South Africa. You will also learn how to share your testimony effectively.

Day 4-19 – Experience South Africa and share your life and faith among the people there!

Day 20 – Take a break and go on your fun day! Spend time celebrating with your new friends all God has done! You will also get critical “debriefing” training that will help prepare you to adapt successfully back into your own community and know how to share the story of your mission trip with your friends and family.

Day 21 – Travel back home and continue making a difference in your community!

* Schedule is subject to change * Project Directors and Team Leaders are required to arrive to begin their mission trip 1 day before the normal start date of the trip.

Other South Africa Trips South Africa/Uganda C | June 18 – July 29 Zambia/South Africa C | June 18 – July 29 South Africa B | July 9-29 South Africa X | June 19 – July 1 South Africa Y | July 10-22

WHAT TO EXPECT

Travel

Global Expeditions will work to secure your airfare from your Home to meet everyone at the Washington Dulles International Airport, then on to South Africa and back home after the trip.  If you are driving to IAD please talk to your representative. 

Full-Time Leadership

Hand selected leadership that is with you at all times.

Meals

The cost for food is included in your trip cost so that all meals will be provided for you while with Global Expeditions.

Support

Missionaries will be required to call home at least 3 times during the trip.

Lodging

The housing accommodations will be at a secure campground. The housing is dorm style, but with all the girls sleeping in one big room and all the guys sleeping in another big room. Showers and hot water are available and we will have access to a meeting space, pay phones, and the onsite cafeteria.

Fun Day

During our mission to South Africa one day will be set-aside for us to enjoy the beautiful and exotic country that we have traveled to. On this day you will get to experience the country, in a fun way, that will leave you with stories you will never forget. Spend some time at a large African market where there is a variety of gifts and souvenirs to barter for! You will get a chance to take a visit to the Lion Park, where you can interact with lion cubs and experience up close many other animals. You will have the opportunity to visit a game drive safari, where you could encounter first-hand lions, giraffes, and other animals living in their natural environment. You will also get to experience a “Bush Braai” where dinner is served around a bonfire in the wild.*

*The Lion Park, Safari and Bush Braai are appox. an additional $120.

$2667*

*Airfare not included Estimated international airfare $1930 from IAD (subject to change) – Includes Travel Insurance *Must be at least 13 years old by trip start date.

Need some help fundraising?

 

1381976_638668009506714_537358284_n

Brianna Jolley – Thailand

This summer I went on a life changing mission trip to Thailand with Global Expeditions.

I’ve never had an addiction in my life until I went on my first missions trip to Dallas, ever since, I’ve been hooked. Thailand was only my second trip but I definitely know this is my calling. People are so hungry for the Gospel it’s crazy. All the world needs is a team of soldiers filled with the good word of Jesus Christ to feed the hungry, and help the poor. I realized on my trip that people are so selfish, including me. We go to bed at night “too tired” to read the Bible, or just accidentally “forget”. Then there are people all over the world who die to even own a page of the Bible, or put their life on the line to attend Church. People just don’t realize how lucky we really are to own a Bible, or to be able to speak the Gospel, or even know who God and Jesus Christ are.

God laid in my heart that it’s time for change, and that a simple person just like myself can make a change today, that will effect peoples lives forever. God made it clear to me that it’s not my last time on the Mission field,  and that I will be back next year! Maybe not to Thailand or Dallas but somewhere, in some country helping the Kingdom grow full of Christians.

1537977_194374420766659_1798110076_o

South Africa – A | 2014-06-18 | 2014-07-08

A Family living in Poverty is waiting for you to arrive

21 Days – Trip A

Over 10 million people are living in severe poverty in temporary settlements called squatter camps overwhelmed by life and what the future holds. Without proper running water or electricity many have lost all hope. You can make a difference in their lives now.

You will bring hope to countless people that could be just the push they need to regain their life. And then at the end, you will get to go on an African safari that will blow your mind, travel to a market to bargain for amazing souvenirs and create stories and relationships that will last a lifetime!

“This trip has helped me grow and showed me I can make a difference, and I’m not invisible to the people around me. There is a reason for me being here and God is slowly showing me what that is.”

-16 year old GE Missionary in 2013

MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES

  • CHILDRENS MINISTRY

    There is nothing quite like the laughter of children from a response to pure joy. As you play games, give of your energy, and present the love of Jesus to His children. You will be forever redirecting the path of their lives to eternity. So grab a tiny hand and brace your heart for the wide-eyed anticipation awaiting your arrival.

  • HUT TO HUT MINISTRY

    Ready your heart to see poverty beyond your imagination and love beyond your comprehension. As you travel from home to home you will not be able to help yourself from holding the children that have rags for clothes and embracing the parents that dig through trash for scraps of food.

  • PERSONAL EVANGELISM

    Ministry is not for the faint of heart nor is it confined to the four walls of a church. This summer, you will be walking the streets and see the pain, skepticism, and desperate faces of the nations. Prepare to meet the hopeless and engage in one-on-one conversations that will dive deep into their lives as you share your personal testimony and The Hope of the Nations.

  • SERVICE PROJECTS

    Fill a local need by giving your time and energy to serve those in need. Helping someone who physically can’t do something or doesn’t have the resources to improve their daily life is something you’ll never forget. Set aside your agenda and simply love the world with your hands.

SAMPLE ITINERARY

Day 1 – Arrive to your trips meeting airport in the US and board your international flight for your trip!

Day 2-3 – Train for your mission trip. You will learn about the outreaches you will be leading and how to interact with the people of South Africa. You will also learn how to share your testimony effectively.

Day 4-19 – Experience South Africa and share your life and faith among the people there!

Day 20 – Take a break and go on your fun day! Spend time celebrating with your new friends all God has done! You will also get critical “debriefing” training that will help prepare you to adapt successfully back into your own community and know how to share the story of your mission trip with your friends and family.

Day 21 – Travel back home and continue making a difference in your community!

* Schedule is subject to change * Project Directors and Team Leaders are required to arrive to begin their mission trip 1 day before the normal start date of the trip.

Other South Africa Trips South Africa/Uganda C | June 18 – July 29 Zambia/South Africa C | June 18 – July 29 South Africa B | July 9-29 South Africa X | June 19 – July 1 South Africa Y | July 10-22

PRICING

$2667*

*Airfare not included Estimated international airfare $1930 from IAD (subject to change) – Includes Travel Insurance *Must be at least 13 years old by trip start date. *Project Directors and Team Leaders are required to arrive to begin their mission trip 1 day before the normal start date of the trip.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Travel

Global Expeditions will work to secure your airfare from your Home to meet everyone at the Washington Dulles International Airport, then on to South Africa and back home after the trip.  If you are driving to IAD please talk to your representative. 

Full-Time Leadership

Hand selected leadership that is with you at all times.

Meals

The cost for food is included in your trip cost so that all meals will be provided for you while with Global Expeditions.

Support

Missionaries will be required to call home at least 3 times during the trip.

Lodging

The housing accommodations will be at a secure campground. The housing is dorm style, but with all the girls sleeping in one big room and all the guys sleeping in another big room. Showers and hot water are available and we will have access to a meeting space, pay phones, and the onsite cafeteria.

Fun Day

During our mission to South Africa one day will be set-aside for us to enjoy the beautiful and exotic country that we have traveled to. On this day you will get to experience the country, in a fun way, that will leave you with stories you will never forget. Spend some time at a large African market where there is a variety of gifts and souvenirs to barter for! You will get a chance to take a visit to the Lion Park, where you can interact with lion cubs and experience up close many other animals. You will have the opportunity to visit a game drive safari, where you could encounter first-hand lions, giraffes, and other animals living in their natural environment. You will also get to experience a “Bush Braai” where dinner is served around a bonfire in the wild.*

*The Lion Park, Safari and Bush Braai are appox. an additional $120.

$2667*

*Airfare not included Estimated international airfare $1930 from IAD (subject to change) – Includes Travel Insurance *Must be at least 13 years old by trip start date. *Project Directors and Team Leaders are required to arrive to begin their mission trip 1 day before the normal start date of the trip.

Need some help fundraising?

 

1017332_561394947237738_424336210_n

Kirstie Vivion – Ireland & England

This summer God wrecked my heart! I was walking off a plane in Dublin, Ireland when The Lord broke my heart for His people! As I we went through our week in Ireland he continued to do so. We were able to do school assemblies in Northern Ireland and it was quite an experience! In schools in Ireland they have Bible classes, and they talk about the Bible, but not like we do, they use the Bible as a moral code and as a history book. Seeing the opportunities the teachers had but they didn’t take was heart breaking, if I had the chance in my hometown to do that, I don’t think I could ever stop talking! We were able to pour into the lives of kids and just have fun with them during Bible school and to know that this was the first time adults really interacted with them by singing, playing games, crafts, and just having fun broke my heart. In church, it is all about following the outline and just being…Not having that relationship. I want the people of Northern Ireland to not only know God, but to have a relationship with Him.

As we were laying hands on a building the church owns, but do not have keys to, that the chains would be broken so that it would become a 24 hour prayer house, God broke the chains that were holding me back. He spoke to me clearly, Ireland is somewhere I would be going, somewhere I would get to share The Gospel again, and share His love! When we left Ireland on the ferry I left a piece of my heart behind, But I know I will be back, I don’t know if it will be this year, next, or 5 years from now. But God called me, and I will follow! You never know how God will impact you as He is using you to impact others, Follow his Call!! :) Who knows, you may just join me in Northern Ireland one day!

Brazil

Mackenzie Davis – Brazil

This summer I went on  a life changing mission trip to Brazil with Global Expeditions.

This was my first mission trip. And I loved it! We got the opportunity to hang out and just play with kids that lived in the favelas (slums or ghettos)  My friend and I began talking to these two small boys while we were there. It broke my heart to hear that the boy’s mother was an alcoholic, they did’t have a father and they never saw their mother. The boys were dirty,  hungry, and didn’t have shoes. We took them back to the church, cleaned them up, fed them and just sat and talked with them. It hurt that I couldn’t do more for them. But if I get the chance to go back I know God will give me more opportunities to help the people in the favelas.

I love Brazil!!

Italy

Caleb Voskuil – Italy

This summer I went on a life changing mission trip to Italy with Global Expeditions.

I am 16 years old and this was my 4th trip with GE. I have been on many trips, and this trip has probably been the most close-knit group of all  of them. On this trip to Italy, evangelism was hard. No one wanted to hear the life saving news of Christ. But one day, we went out to this huge square in Florence to minister. We did the ‘Freedom’ drama, and I was Jesus in the skit. My MIG ( ministry group) only had 3 people. It was tough, for me because I was the youngest MIG leader, and no one in our group had experience ministering to people. We went up to a woman who had been watching intently. She wanted to hear the Good News, but she was Catholic. She didn’t understand why we would be going on a trip so far away from home just to talk about Jesus. We let her know why it was important and after a short talk, she was ecstatic about receiving Jesus and she received Him!

She told us she went out to buy pants, and came back with Jesus. It was awesome!!!

Peru_Juniors

Gabe Wehrle – Peru

This summer I went on a life changing mission trip to Peru with Global Expeditions.

Being my first missions trip, I was surprised by how fun and how effective it was. I expected the trip to be more of an experience for me rather than life changing for the people of Peru. During the trip, at EVERY MINISTRY SITE at least one person got saved.

Those that didn’t get saved, but saw the drama or watched the children’s ministry at least had a question and we got to talk and pray with them. This experience was amazing. Being in another country (especially Peru :)) is awesome! I was able to see the lifestyle and culture of the Peruvians and learn about it and compare it to my own life.

The people of Peru are poor compared to most people in America, even just barely middle class. I now appreciate everything I have. Including simple things like having two cars and a nice house to live in. We are blessed.

SA

Raquel Barnes – South Africa

This summer I went on a life changing mission trip to South Africa with Global Expeditions.

In South Africa I was able to see God move in So many miraculous ways! One thing that I will never forget, is the day our MIG (Ministry Group) went to a slum area called Kya Sands. This was our second day there, and our last day as well. We had talked with a few people earlier that day, one was already a believer and didn’t seem to speak very good English. After that we kept on walking and one of our Team Leaders named Jeff joined our group, and we spotted an older woman doing laundry. So we went over and introduced ourselves, she said that her name was Joyce. Then we asked to if we could help her with her laundry but she replied, “No I’m finished.”  This disappointed us, but we persisted in asking her if we could pray for her about anything, she nonchalantly said that her knee was really hurting. We told her that we could pray for her knee to be healed, and also asked her if she believed that as well. I’m not sure of her exact words, but she told us that she went to a local church, but hadn’t been because the pain was so bad that she couldn’t walk there. The church she went to was one we were told to direct people toward called Judah Africa, so we were even more encouraged to start praying for her. Our team took turns praying for her and the leader of our group started worshiping, just pleading for God to heal Joyce and to show his Magnificent Power to us, and her. It must have been at least 15 minutes that we asked her if she could stand up and see if she could walk at all. She stood up and said that it was better, it was just a little tight. So we sat her back down and continued praying, and even invited her to pray in Zulu ( her local language). Which was really a wonderful experience. We again invited her to stand up and see if the pain was gone.  When she stood up again, ALL of the pain was GONE! I think we were all in awe of God for just a minute, amazed at the miracle we had just witnessed. She hugged us and we just shared in fellowship for a few more minutes and the left her to go about her day; and life, PAIN FREE!

This was our groups first healing, and I completely believe that it was Joyce’s own faith that healed her, and of course God’s hand touched her that day! Our team went on from there, completely full of faith wondering what God would do through us in the next 57 minutes we had left in Kya Sands, and throughout the rest of our lives. We prayer walked and ended up coming upon a shack that was also a ‘hair salon’ basically just a women who does hair out of the back of her house. They called out to us and invited us in, gave us chairs to sit in. There were five ladies under a makeshift awning, we soon found that many of the ladies already attended Judah Africa. So we shared with them some songs from America, and they shared songs that they sang. We just all shared in fellowship together, it was truly a beautiful moment. Then Jeff our TL (team leader) noticed some strings tied to one ladies ankle, he asked where she had gotten them and she replied that the church had given them to her, saying that they would heal her hurting foot. She went to a different church that had the gospel a little bit wrong. We told her that God didn’t need a string to heal her, so we cut the strings off her and prayed for her and God was again able to show us his Power by healing her! After seeing her get up and jumping around, completely fine; one of her friends said, “Pray for me for my hands. Sometimes they hurt very bad and cramp up.” So we prayed, and she believed that she would have no more pain that or any other night. Her faith is something I hope to one day receive as well.

Ireland-London

Aaron Barrios – Ireland & England

This summer I went on a life changing mission trip to Ireland & England with Global Expeditions.

The part of my trip that stood out to me the most was our ministry in Bristol, England. In Bristol there is a place very famous for it’s bloody past by the name of the Bear Pit. Until the 18th century, this place was famous for it’s gruesome Bear fights. Many merchants would come to sell their foreign goods, and watch as two bears fought to the death before a roaring crowd. Today, the Bear Pit is famous for it’s attraction to the homeless community.

When we arrived in the Bear Pit, all the people looked angry, and vicious. They were yelling at each other, scowling at the people that passed by. We almost immediately began to do our ‘Freedom’ skit. The Crowd’s response was incredible. Once we had finished, we went out and spoke to the people. To make a long story short, the main leader of this homeless drunkard crew was saved, and many others were prayed for and touched by the Holy Spirit. When we left, they even said goodbye to us with Smiling faces. We ravaged the Bear Pit with the Truth of God’s Mercy, and His Grace. When we left, The Lord brought me a revelation: Jesus LOVED to be around the kind of people we met in the Bear Pit.

 

Ecuador

Lauren Pavlacka – Ecuador

This summer I went on a life changing mission trip to Ecuador with Global Expeditions.

This was my second mission trip with Global Expeditions. Going on this second trip just validated what I realized last year: I am hooked on missions. This trip rocked my world in so many incredible ways.

Our team built a church in 12 days, got involved in children s ministry, did street evangelism, and ministered hut-to-hut. The experience overwhelmed my heart, and it was a blessing getting to meet and minister to such amazing and sweet people. The trip taught me many lessons that I’ll never forget like the fact that God remains faithful, and it’s so cool to see His work being done in the nations. I’ll never forget the trips I’ve been on, and I can’t wait for God’s direction to find out where to go next!