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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South Africa

South Africa
JULY MASON ONLY

07/03/2020 - 07/12/2020


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.

South Africa

South Africa
DURBAN / AUGUST / WEEK TWO

08/28/2020 - 09/06/2020


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.

South Africa

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.

“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!