Heart for Africa (Canada) has
service trips planned for Swaziland throughout 2017. Please check all
of the dates for the service opportunity that meets your needs.
Who participates in a Heart
for Africa service trip? Our trips include individuals and groups of
friends looking for that perfect opportunity to give back to those in
need. It is not uncommon to find an entire family serving alongside one
another on a service trip. And of course, Heart for Africa is happy to
have groups from churches across North America serving with us in
Please note that Canada Revenue
Agency does not permit issuance of official tax receipts for payments
made towards service trips.
Special Note for Church Leaders
Every church leader wants to
provide an opportunity for international missions to their
congregation. But sometimes that can be a very time-consuming and
somewhat frightening task. Sunday is coming and there never seems to be
enough time to get all of the work done. Heart for Africa would love
to help you plan for your 2017 international missions. We have a team
of highly qualified professionals in international missions waiting to
join with you to make your dream of service in Africa a reality. Send
us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer 2017 Trip Description (*Itineraries subject to change)
Day One - Saturday: Depart from North America.
Day Two – Sunday: Arrive in Johannesburg and overnight at the City Lodge Airport Hotel.
Day Three – Monday: Drive to Swaziland, check in, group orientation, meet your team and team leader, and market shopping.
Four/Five – Tuesday/Wednesday: All teams go to Project Canaan for the
day. They will get a two-hour tour of the project to include
agriculture projects, irrigation, goat and chicken farming, ISO
Building, El Roi Baby home, Kufundza Vocational Training Center and the
El Rofi Medical Center. Teams will get to work serving in areas of need
based on skill set (painting, greenhouses, construction, woodworking,
planting, watering). They will prepare the vegetables
that will be delivered to those churches by the team on Friday. Teams
will also be provided with information on a Project Canaan family whom
they will visit the following day. The number of family members, ages
and sizes will be provided so that the team can prepare clothing, and
food from Project Canaan and get instructions for the visit.
Day Six –
Thursday: Each team will be assigned two Project Canaan families in
need. The team will drive to Project Canaan and collect the supplies and
food for the family visit. They will also bring clothing for that
family if available from the “second suitcase” of donated clothing that
people may have brought with them. The team will continue to serve that
family by visiting them, praying with them, listening to them, and encouraging them. This is a great opportunity to get to
see Swazi culture up close while developing a relationship with an
individual family who is in need and who we want to provide extra
– Friday: Individual volunteers will have the opportunity to spend the
day on a game drive (safari) and a market shopping expedition.
– Saturday: This will be the first day the team goes out to visit
their rural church. The team will spend time with the pastor and/or
church leaders learning more about the church, the community and their
needs. They will deliver the fresh fruit and vegetables and
begin preparation for cooking and serving for fellowship after the
Sunday service. Today will also be a day of home visits to the
surrounding community, visiting the sick and helping where we can.
There will be time to play soccer with the kids, prepare food for
Sunday, and rehearsal for any musicians who want to be a part of the
service on Sunday.
Day Nine –
Sunday: Teams will head out to their rural church to attend church
service. People working on food preparation will join the women to
begin cooking while anyone participating in the church service gets
ready for worship. Other team members can help with children’s church
with songs and message. Church will begin at approximately 10:00 AM and
will go until after noon. Lunch will be served to all who come after
the service. It is a day of fellowship and encouragement. Teams will
arrive back at the hotel for their farewell dinner together.
Day Ten –
Monday: Individuals will check out of the hotel, stop at the Glass
Factory, and take the five hour bus ride back to Johannesburg for an
evening flight back to Canada.
Eleven – Tuesday: Everyone arrives back home and begins to think and
pray about how they can help the people they got to know and love in