To The Ends of the Earth…

March 9, 2015 — 2 Comments

“Go then and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the Name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you, and behold I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.” Matt. 28:19-20

Screen Shot 2014-07-16 at 11.07.17 PMAs most of you know, my husband and I volunteer with an incredibly God-centered, orphan-focused, long-term child advocacy ministry called Children’s HopeChest. We have partnered with HopeChest & Swaziland native staff to use the tools God has given to support & disciple a specific community of children. We are committed to building relationships with these 200+ kids through sponsorship, prayer, regular mission trips (Enough involvement for them to know they are not alone… but not so much they fail to recognize their own God-given potential to thrive & succeed apart from assistance.)

In September 2015, a new team is set to visit the children with a new team leader. Kim Caraway, though this is her first official time leading the trip by herself, has been heavily involved in helping us lead three of our past trips. She had the logistical knowledge she needs, but even more important she has a passionate heart that seeks no glory for herself, but only to be a conduit for Jesus’ love. She leads well, friends.

Will you consider joining the Bheveni Team 2015 (B15)? Below are lots of details, but don’t let the details be the determining factor. Let the Lord lead you to know if this is your time to set aside and GO BE the Gospel to the ends of the earth!

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Kim Caraway doing what she does best… Bringing joy & hope to children everywhere!

Swaziland Mission Trip on behalf of Children’s HopeChest 

Dates & Location: September 12-24, 2015 Bheveni Carepoint, Manzini, Swaziland

Cost: *$3500 Estimated Total Air & Land Costs

{$1700 land costs includes lodging, in-country transportation, food, drinks and travel insurance. Land cost may change slightly depending on the size of the group. Airfare costs vary depending on availability & departure city.}

Trip Leader: Kim Caraway, HopeChest Sponsor & Volunteer

Purpose: To be living representatives of Christ’s love. To hand-deliver the Hope of a Father who has not forgotten the children of Swaziland. To assist in empowering the orphan & at-risk children through true encouragement, serving any way we can, and fostering their independence that leads to long-term growth & development.

Who: Adults 18+ years of age. We have people from all over the USA join us, and sponsors and non-sponsors alike are welcome! We firmly believe that people need the opportunity to see and experience the impact of child sponsorship, as well as the opportunity to be the hands-on love of Christ to children who have been marginalized or forgotten by their own society. This year, spend 355 days making a difference in your own town, your own state… and invest 10 days into going completely out of your comfort zone to make life a little bit better for children around the world.

Itinerary: Much of the days are spent simply being with and playing with the kids, and helping the volunteer cooks who daily serve the children. We will also do brief, relevant Bible lessons. In addition, we conduct home visits throughout the week, meet the children’s caregivers, and bring them at least a month’s worth of food & supplies. The days are long, and hard work, but absolutely worth it. Typically the last day is when we see a little more of Swaziland & do some shopping, as most flights leave very late at night. CHECK OUT THE SWEET SLIDESHOW BELOW FROM PAST TRIPS!

Costs: Children’s HopeChest application (given to trip leader) and land cost deposit of $250.00 are due July 6th. To pay online HopeChest’s Website under the “DONATE” tab at the top right, fill out all the information for “trip payment” be sure to use our trip code SZ150901T in the ‘reference’ section & traveler’s name in the ‘notes’ section. Please email Kim Caraway when you make a payment.

Second payment of $250.00 is due (8 weeks out – July 22nd)            

Final Trip Payment is due (4 weeks out – August 22nd)

Flights: You will book and purchase your own flight (either using our travel agent or book on your own), but you must arrive and depart the same airport at the same time as the trip leader. Tickets will be purchased appx. 6-8 weeks prior to travel.

Accommodations: You will stay in a hotel in Johannesburg and in a safe, clean Guest House in Manzini. At all times you will have a HopeChest staff person (guide &  translator)  with you once your plane lands.

Medical: To have the most benefit, see a health-care provider at least 4-6 weeks before your trip. We follow the Center for Disease Control guidelines for vaccination recommendations.

Passport: Please verify when you apply that your passport is current AND has at least FOUR blank pages.

Need an application? Have questions? Comment here or Contact 

Shine On! 


—>R.L.P.S. {Really Long Post Script} There’s always the question of “Is going worth it? It’s expensive! Wouldn’t it be better for us just to send the money to the people, that we’re going to spend on airfare & hotel?”

The answer is yes, and no. It IS worth it to go. And yes, there ARE times when it is better to send funds. But there are two things that money can not give a child (near or far) – and those things aren’t things at all – tangible hugs & time. The majority of the children we serve have been abandoned or have lost their parents due to the AIDS pandemic. Having adults come to just love & play with & listen to them means the WORLD!

We go as ambassadors of Christ, sharing His love & being His hands to wrap around the kids who desperately need to know they are valued & cared for. Jesus Himself came in the flesh, to the people – to all people – as a missionary of love. We are following in His footsteps, taking the Gospel message of love into all the world, as the Bible describes in Matthew 28:16-20. Throughout the year, we serve & love locally, and once a year we ‘go to the uttermost parts of the earth’! THAT is a cost I’m willing to pay! How about you?”


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...daughter of the King, wife and mother ~ danielle believes all christians are missionaries; we're called to love Jesus and share that love through active compassion that brings tangible & eternal change in the lives of those we touch. no one should live more proactive, more giving, more sacrificial lives than those that claim to know Christ. time to remove the blinders & excuses and let the love of Christ flow through us.

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