DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA
SEP 23rd - OCT 6th
OPEN MISSION TRIP To DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA
September 23rd - October 6th 2020
To express the supernatural love of God through the supernatural power of God as expressed in Mark 16: go into all the world and preach the gospel, heal the sick, cast out demons. There will be an emphasis on working with those marginalised in their society - the orphan, the widow and the oppressed. Through this cross cultural ministry experience you will be highly involved in the kingdom reformation of tribal and poverty stricken communities.
About the community we are going to serve
The Valley of a Thousand Hills, found in the KwaZulu-Natal province, is situated between the urban metropolis of Durban and the province’s capital city, Pietermaritzburg. The valley is the meeting point of the Umgeni and Msunduzi rivers, making it a place of natural beauty. The Umgeni flows all the way from the scenic Drakensberg to the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.
This region is also famous for its deep and complex culture and history. The KwaZulu-Natal province is the homeland of over 10 million Zulu people (South Africa’s largest ethinic group). The Zulu people rose to fame and glory under the leadership of King Shaka in the 19th century who united over 100 Zulu chiefs and their respective clans.
The inhabitants of the Valley of a Thousand Hills are steeped in the Ancestral worship and practice witchcraft in day to day life. This is rooted within Zulu life and culture and has presented complex situations for Christians proselytizing these communities. Unfortunately, because of the language barrier and inefficient ministry training of previous missionaries, this has resulted in an intwinning of Christian doctrine and ancestral worship. These are some of the interesting dynamics which are part of the ministry Awaken Africa engages with to see people come of the full knowledge of Jesus and live in His fullness and freedom. Mission teams that come in are guided by local people who are fully equipped to translate and are sensitive to cultural ques to ensure safety and the effective ministry of the gospel.
We believe God wants to continue building on the decades of work done in this city to see a great revival. We look forward to partnering with you here in South Africa.
The Valley’s Strongholds and Pressing Issues
The lingering effects of South Africa’s apartheid history are still felt today. The decades of subjugation resulted in animosity between the races and taught people to distrust authority, fight for food and jobs, and oppress, humiliate, injure and exploit others.
The Valley, at one stage the epicenter of HIV/AIDS in the world, has a declining infection rate but is still over 40%. A majority of these are on ARVs (Antiretroviral medication).
The unemployment rate is about 50%, which is mostly young people aged between 21 to 35.
70% of the inhabitants live in abject poverty, living day by day just to survive.
These, along with drugs, alcoholism, domestic abuse and fatherlessness are the predominant issues that afflict the Valley of a Thousand Hills.
The mission trip will commence on the 23rd of September 2020 and conclude on the 6th of October 2020.
Ministry initiatives that will likely be taking place during the mission trip
- Door to door and market place evangelism.
- Rural local church ministry
- Mini marketplace crusades
- Prison ministry
- Hospital ministry
- Primary and secondary school ministry
- Four-night gospel and healing crusade
These extras will incur additional costs for those who choose to do them.
- Game Park, Safari Experience
- Deep Sea fishing
- Scuba Diving in Sodwana Bay
COST OF MISSION TRIP
The cost variations are due to the different types of accommodation available
Bronze Package USD $1,200
Silver Package USD $1,500
Gold Package USD $1,700
Platinum Package - please contact us for the price.
TEAM LEADERS FOR THIS TRIP
Video of one of our previous mission trips to kenya