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Lifetree Adventures Announces South Africa Christian Travel Itinerary for 2010
2009-10-19 Lifetree Adventures on this Christian travel adventure will assist patients, visit homes to distribute health information, care for orphans and conduct life-skills lessons in the schools.
Loveland, CO, October 19, 2009 -- Today Lifetree Adventures announced its upcoming South Africa trip will take place January 30-February 12, 2010. This South African Christian travel opportunity combines sites like Robben Island with service days that will be spent assisting patients, visit homes and caring for orphans.
As a Lifetree Adventures volunteer, Christian travelers will be working at the front line of the greatest crisis facing South Africa, and the entire African continent: AIDS. Millions of people live with HIV in South Africa, and nearly a thousand people die as a result of AIDS every day. These people are not just numbers. They are individuals, precious in the sight of God, and with the same hopes and dreams that we all share.
Thankfully, this massive tragedy is being addressed with a practical demonstration of Christ’s love at the Living Hope Community Center in Cape Town. The Center assists community members to overcome the root causes of poverty and AIDS. Through early education at kids clubs, life skills training and healthcare centers for HIV and AIDS patients, Living Hope has become an active part of the community.
They will also help with a VBS-like kids club, sharing songs, reading stories and distributing snacks. While volunteers help the kids with fun craft projects, their parents can undergo life-saving blood tests. Other service opportunities include abstinence education, light maintenance, and helping out with youth sports. This promises to be a challenging adventure, but one where compassionate service will be remembered for a long time.
South Africa Christian Travel Itinerary:
DAY 1 Arrive in Cape Town and then transfer to our partner’s boarding house for dinner and orientation
DAY 2 Sunday church service and ministry tour including Cape Point and African Penguin colony
DAY 3-8 Service days will be spent assisting patients, visit homes, caring for orphans, running kids clubs while parents undergo blood tests, light maintenance projects, and sports camps
DAY 9 Morning ferry to Robben Island, V & A waterfront outing and afternoon visit to Table Mountain
DAY 10 Service projects
DAY 11 A free day to explore Cape Town followed by final dinner with our partners and new friends
DAY 12 Depart Cape Town for U.S
To learn more about this new Christian travel opportunity in South Africa visit: www.lifetreeadventures.com/SouthAfrica.aspx or call 800-747-2157.
Lifetree Adventures is a division of Group Workcamps Foundation, a leading non-profit mission organization offering Christian travel trips for youth and adults for over 30 years. Lifetree offers Christian travel options to South Africa, Kenya, Egypt, Peru, Guatemala, Israel, New Orleans, Mazatlan, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Fiji and Vanuatu with new destinations being constantly added. Through Group Workcamps, over 250,000 volunteers have provided more than 7 million hours of volunteer service to projects in hundreds of U.S. and international locations. www.lifetreeadventures.com
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