Take a South African adventure and you’ll experience beauty and gratitude in a way that will change your life. Our work in South Africa is about profoundly and sustainably offsetting the barriers that come with extreme poverty, an AIDS epidemic, and the aftermath of apartheid. Whether you’re gathered to work in a shack community, shaking the hand of a Zulu chief, or high-fiving a child who’s learning to read and defeat the incredible odds stacked against him—you’ll see God moving in radical ways. It’s intense. It’s exciting. It’ll shake you up. And it may just spark a whole new direction for your life.

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Trips

Nicaragua
March UC Students

3/13/20 - 3/20/20


Ditch the books and bars, and live an amazing adventure for a week in Nicaragua. Join up with other college students and our partner, Amigos for Christ, and dig into the fantastic community-reviving work that’s happening here. You’ll do anything from wield a shovel to install a flushing toilet—village improvements that make a substantial, daily impact on health and home.

Type:
Adults
Students

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Nicaragua
2020 Mar NIC MU Trip

3/20/20 - 3/27/20


Ditch the books and bars, and live an amazing adventure for a week in Nicaragua. Join up with other college students and our partner, Amigos for Christ, and dig into the fantastic community-reviving work that’s happening here. You’ll do anything from wield a shovel to install a flushing toilet—village improvements that make a substantial, daily impact on health and home.

Type:
Adults
Students

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India
Mumbai / May

5/9/20 - 5/19/20


Take a deep dive into the justice work of Mumbai (formerly Bombay)—one of the largest cities in India where sexual trafficking and exploitation is rampant. But, the front lines of this fight are strong. Men and women work tirelessly throughout the year to end the tragedy and bring love and care to women and children coming out on the other side.

Type:
Adults
Students

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South Africa
Johannesburg / May / Medical & Dental

5/22/2020 - 5/31/2020


Join other medical professional and our partners at Build The Future for our first medical/dental clinic serving the Kya Sand pre school and community. We will be providing basic medical and dental services...

Type:
Adults
Medical Professionals

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Nicaragua
2020 Jun Nic Mason Only Trip

5/30/2020 - 6/6/2020


Don’t miss this opportunity to spend the week in Nicaragua with your Mason Community. You’ll spend the week working in local communities doing anything from digging out a trench for clean water to mixing concrete for chimneys.

Type:
Adults
Students

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Puerto Rico
June Trip 1

5/30/2020 - 6/6/2020


Experience the fullness that comes from helping communities rebuild their homes and their lives. The joy and warmth of those that live in Puerto Rico will inspire and encourage you as you see what teamwork and community can accomplish in a week’s time.

Type:
Adults

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Puerto Rico
June Trip 2 Georgetown Only

6/6/2020 - 6/13/2020


Come enjoy the warmth of those that live in Puerto Rico. It will inspire and encourage you as you see what teamwork and community can accomplish in a week’s time.

Type:
Adults

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Nicaragua
June

6/6/2020 - 6/13/2020


Start your summer with adventure, fun, and a whole new story to tell. You’ll fly over the Honduras mountains and step into the full Nicaraguan experience. You’ll start the week climbing a volcano!

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Adults
Students

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Nicaragua
June Columbus Only

6/6/2020 - 6/13/2020


Start your summer with adventure, fun, and a whole new story to tell. You’ll fly over the Honduras mountains and step into the full Nicaraguan experience. You’ll start the week climbing a volcano!

Type:
Adults
Students

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South Africa
Durban / June / Educator

6/12/2020 to 6/21/2020


For all you amazing teachers out there—plus your friends and fam — here’s a unique chance to build cross-cultural relationship with teachers at Waterfall Combined School and Preschool in Ndwedwe, Durban.

Type:
Adults

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Bolivia
June / Compassion

6/19/2020 - 6/28/2020


Sloth...maybe. If you’re looking for an adventure join us in Bolivia. You may hike amazing sand dunes, jump into jungle waterfall pools, and maybe even see a sloth!

Type:
Adults
Families

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Haiti
June / July

6/27/2020 - 7/4/2020


Join us on our first trip to Haiti! We know there has been a lot of community members interested in Haiti and we’ve been looking for our opportunity to jump in and help.

Type:
Adults
Students

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South Africa: Johannesburg
July Mason Only

7/03/2020 - 7/12/2020


Join your fellow Mason team this July that’s linking up with our amazing partner, Build the Future. On a landfill in Kya Sand, they’ve created a preschool out of shipping containers that now serves as a lifeline for the surrounding informal shack settlement.

Type:
Adults
Students

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Nicaragua
July Oakley Only

7/11/2020 - 7/18/2020


Don’t miss this opportunity to spend the week in Nicaragua with your Oakley Community. You’ll spend the week working in local communities doing anything from digging out a trench for clean water to mixing concrete for chimneys.

Type:
Adults
Students

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Nicaragua
July Florence Only

7/25/2020 - 8/1/2020


Don’t miss this opportunity to spend the week in Nicaragua with your Florence Community. You’ll spend the week working in local communities doing anything from digging out a trench for clean water to mixing concrete for chimneys.

Type:
Adults
Students

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Nicaragua
July

7/25/2020 - 8/1/2020


Summer’s not over yet. You still haven’t climbed a volcano, worked alongside Nicaraguans making significant improvements to their village life, sweated until you can’t sweat anymore, and visited your Compassion child. Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered.

Type:
Adults
Students

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South Africa
Durban / August Week One

8/7/2020 to 8/16/2020


Get into the wild and make changing the world and Kingdom movement a part of your life. Against the tropical backdrop of the Indian Ocean, you’ll go deep into rural Zulu lands where rock huts dot the landscape and our partner, Build the Future, is knee-and-heart-deep in changing children’s lives.

Type:
Adults

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South Africa
Durban / August / Week Two

8/28/2020 - 9/6/2020


Get into the wild and make changing the world and Kingdom movement a part of your life. Against the tropical backdrop of the Indian Ocean, you’ll go deep into rural Zulu lands where rock huts dot the landscape and our partner, Build the Future, is knee-and-heart-deep in changing children’s lives.

Type:
Adults

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India
Nepal / Himalayas / Coed

11/7/20 - 11/17/20


Trek the Himalayas, swim through mountain streams, sleep in Nepalese homes—all while having the incredible chance to serve rural villages long-burdened by poverty and highly vulnerable to child exploitation.

Type:
Adults

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India
Mumbai / November

11/8/20 - 11/18/20


Here’s where you make impossible dreams come true. You’ll be the adventure team who takes girls who’ve been rescued from sex trafficking and give them the chance to explore new landscapes way outside their city

Type:
Adults

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South Africa
Durban / November

11/20/2020 - 11/29/2020


No better Thanksgiving than this one. Beat isolation with a shovel. Show love with a toothbrush. Watch joy overflow from people who appear to have nothing, but give more than you can imagine.

Type:
Adults

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“I have a new perspective now and am so excited to see my life through a different lense. I feel like I have a new beginning to my life and I can’t wait to see what happens next.”

Change that will last

We partner with South African organizations to build lasting and effective change.

GRACE BIBLE CHURCH

South Africa has been called the most unequal country in the world, and is the nation with the most people living with HIV/AIDS. Our partner, Grace Bible Church, is one of the largest churches in South Africa, centered in Soweto, a mega-township just outside Johannesburg. Grace Bible is a true force for change in the country and a beacon for hope.


Our partnership with Grace Bible Church and the groundbreaking Center of Hope (Soweto) is about generation-altering change by building into the promising culture of South African entrepreneurship.

Build the Future

Build The Future was founded in 2006 to facilitate the early learning development of children in the informal settlements around Johannesburg. They believe that to encourage these grassroots communities, they must be “in the trenches”. So they are working to start pre-schools in these communities around South Africa knowing that children who are given healthy food and an ideal learning environment will be the successfully employed, tax paying citizens of South Africa’s tomorrow.


Learn a little bit more about the mission of Build the Future.

FAQS

You have questions? We have answers.

Who can go?

Pretty much anyone
The only requirement is that you are 18 years old, or 13 years old with a parent or guardian. And groups of two or more, like families or small groups, can sign up together.

How much does it cost?

$3,200.
That may sound like a lot, but you should know this covers everything (flight, hotel, meals, activities, etc.), and this is a number you’re meant to tackle with your friends and family.

Of all of our trip participants, only 5% have had to contribute to their own trip.

How long is the flight?

It's about 18 hours.
Long enough to watch the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and still get a solid 8 hours of sleep. Awesome!