Swaziland Mission Trip 2015

Swaziland Mission Trip September 2015 –


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.

ItineraryMuch 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 June 22nd..

To pay/donate 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. kim.caraway@yahoo.com

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 kim.caraway@yahoo.com


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