Swaziland is like no place on earth. Visitors are stunned by the lush, mountainous beauty of a country that has been stricken by disease leaving families broken.
While tragic truth hides behind the stark beauty of the African hills, you can help share hope in this land.
No country on earth has been more devastated by HIV/AIDS. With the highest rate of infection in the world, the disease has affected almost every family in Swaziland. 10% of Swazi children have been orphaned because of infected parents. Words like "rape" and "abuse" can be found in schoolchildren's workbooks. Mothers are widowed, left with no means to support their hungry families.
These statistics continue to increase at an alarming rate. Women and children are often left malnourished, uneducated, and without hope.
During your time in Africa, you will share hope to those left behind by the pandemic.
Adventures has been based in Swaziland for over 10 years. You will work alongside Adventure’s long term base focusing highly on orphan care.
The Adventures base in Swaziland is centered around Orphan Care, primarily through places called Carepoints. These ministry hubs focus on local infrastructure, discipleship, church growth, and sustainability projects.
Kids Ministry/VBS: You will spend most of your time at the Carepoints, playing with, teaching, and helping care for the children who come for a daily meal and a safe place to be kids.
Sports Ministry: You could play football (soccer) with the guys and netball (like basketball) with the girls.
Community Outreach: You will visit homes and hospitals in the community to meet people, hear their stories, and pray for them.
Agricultural Ministry: As the Carepoints work to develop sustainability in their communities, a major project is the garden. Your team will have the opportunity to help tend this garden alongside the people of Swaziland.
This trip is for you if:
You have a heart for widows and orphans
You like playing sports
You enjoy working alongside established ministries in reaching their communities
You enjoy cool weather (it will be winter in the Southern hemisphere!)
You want to grow in your faith while sharing God's love with others
Will you help us share "hope and a future" with the widows and orphans of Swaziland?
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