Rachel's Trip to South Africa
Organized by: Rachel Huddleston
EVENT DATE Mar 13, 2016
This March, I have the opportunity to join on a week-long trip to an orphanage housing over 200 children in Boksburg, South Africa. The focus of the trip is to create a food pantry at the orphanage, and since the orphanage is located outside of a squatter camp, the food pantry will also serve as an outreach. Along with visiting the surrounding slums to get to know the families who will be coming to the food distribution, we will also be teaching the children good nutrition and hygiene habits, such as hand washing and teeth brushing.
To participate on the trip, I need to raise $1,150. This includes the $550 mission fee which includes in-country transportation and lodging, and grocery shopping at a wholesale supermarket to stock the pantry. I want to reemphasize this point- the money you give to this trip will be used to purchase groceries in Boksburg and stock the food pantry there, which will serve both children living in the orphanage and those in the surrounding squatter camp. The cost of the flight is $600 roundtrip. I know it is a large goal to raise this amount by March, but I decided to step out in faith and trust God to make the trip a possibility.
Thank you in advance. You are so important and appreciated!