Campus Ministries 2015 South Africa Team – click here to apply (by Nov 14)
Our team will serve with “Transformation Time SA” in public schools and communities in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, as they distribute Bibles and establish year-long ministries. This will be the sixth team from OBU to work with Transformation Time in South Africa. The tentative dates are May 10-27, 2015.
Since 2010 Ouachita has sent teams to South Africa to work with this ministry. In addition to it being a major educational experience for our students, our support of their ministry consists of three main goals:
- To help them distribute New Testaments to thousands of students each year
- To teach in public school classes about the gospel of Jesus Christ
- To train and encourage young adults who will continue discipleship and HIV/AIDS awareness work in the schools.
Campus Ministries helps students raise money for this trip by providing materials for two mailouts to family & friends, and processing donations as tax-deductible charitable gifts. The total cost is yet to be finalized. Previous year’s trips have been around $3500 per person. This amount raised or paid covers airfare, in-country meals, transportation, lodging and ministry resources, including Bibles for over 1500 students, and fundraising materials. Participants may incur additional costs for passports, immunizations, and postage on fundraising letters.
Q: Should I be concerned about going to Africa during the Ebola epidemic?
A: We are traveling to KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, which is over 5000 miles away from the epidemic in West Africa (like driving from New York to Los Angeles and back). All travel involves risk and we have been closer to a known case of Ebola in Dallas than we would be in South Africa. While Ebola is a very serious problem we should all be concerned about, we have no reason to believe that travel to South Africa poses a greater risk than any other national or international travel. We will continue to monitor the situation and alter the mission trip if necessary.
To financially support our team:
- Follow this link
- Under designation, select “Campus Ministries Mission Trip”
- If you would like to give in honor of a specific member of the team, write his or her name under the “special notes” section