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

Puerto Rico
May Trip 2

5/11/19 - 5/18/19


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...

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Adults

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India
Mumbai / May

5/11/19 - 5/21/19


Take a deep dive into the justice work of Mumbai—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...

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Adults
Students

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South Africa
Johannesburg / June

6/7/2019 - 6/16/2019


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. Join a team this June that’s linking up...

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Adults
Students

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Bolivia
June / Agua Yaka / Compassion

6/11/2019 - 6/19/2019


Here’s a way to start your summer story with a whole new twist! Get on a plane. Land in the tropical lowlands of the Andes Mountains. Venture out into a South American jungle to teach people the importance...

Type:
Adults
Families

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Nicaragua
June / Educators

6/13/2019 - 6/20/2019


The breath of fresh air goes both ways. Travel with other educators on this amazing, immersive trip where you’ll humbly support Nicaraguan teachers in ways they otherwise don’t get. At the same time: experience...

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Adults

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India
Multi-City / June / eWIT Tutors

5/31/19 - 6/12/19


This 12-day experience is for eWIT tutors (and a companion, if you’d like) to get face-to-face with the girls you’ve been teaching and powerfully building into during the year. It’s highly relational...

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Adults
Students

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New Orleans
June

6/15/19 - 6/23/19


King Cakes and Jambalaya. Sweaty days and late night laughs. The chance for you to bring hope and love to folks in the awesome city of New Orleans. This trip is for anyone who’s excited to serve others and get their hands...

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Adults
Students

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India
Nepal / July

7/7/19 - 7/17/19


Nothing says epic like the Himalayas, high mountain passes and alpine woodlands of Nepal. Even better, though, is the epic effort to bring children home who’ve been trafficked out of their villages and...

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Adults
Students

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Nicaragua
Oakley Only / July

7/13/2019 - 7/20/2019


GO on an adventure this summer with your neighbors and community. This Oakley-Only trip is a great way to experience a new culture while also growing closer to your community from home. You’ll fly over the Honduras mountains and step into the full Nicaraguan experience...

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Adults
Students

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South Africa
Durban / August / Mason

8/2/2019 - 8/11/2019


Get adventuring with your neighbors. This all-Mason trip is a fantastic way to get immersed in another culture alongside people who are already rooted in your home community...

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Adults

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South Africa
Durban / August / Young Adults

8/23/2019 - 9/1/2019


Get into the wild with other young adults, 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...

Type:
Young Adults (22-35)

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India
Kolkata / October / Men

10/12/19 - 10/22/19


Put your hands to work, and watch life-changing possibilities ignite with your own eyes. This men-only trip is a rehab project to turn a desolate factory into a healthy place of employment for survivors...

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Adults
Students

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South Africa
Johannesburg / October / Medical & Dental

10/11/2019 - 10/20/2019


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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Bolivia
October / Compassion

10/18/2019 - 10/27/2019


Spend a week in South America ministering to children with our partner Compassion International! In the last eight years, Crossroads has helped to establish four churches and Compassion child development...

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Adults

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India
Mumbai / October

10/26/2019 - 11/5/2019


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...

Type:
Adults
Students

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Nicaragua
November

11/2/2019 - 11/9/2019


The year isn’t over yet. End your year with grit. With connection. With a whole new story. You’ll fly over the Honduras mountains and step into the full Nicaraguan experience. You’ll work alongside Amigos for Christ and get...

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Adults
Students

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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!