South Africa February/March 2016

Trip Dates: February 23- March 4, 2016

Who do we work with?

Living Hope:

-Seeks to reach people for Christ, bringing hope and breaking the despair of poverty and disease.

-Scope of work includes: Life Skills Education, Health Care Clinic, Community Support Groups, Homelessness & Addiction, Economic Development, HIV/Aids Education & Prevention


What will our schedule look like?

Each day consists of breakfast & devotional time at the Team House, where we stay. While in Red Hill, the teams will serve in a variety of capacities ranging from after-school kids and teens club, to assisting with on-going needs in the community with support groups, construction and training. Depending on the skills of the team, additional opportunities exist to serve with Living Hope.

There will also be opportunities to debrief with the team about experiences and ample opportunities to take in the sights of Cape Town (i.e. the beach, Table Mountain, Shopping, etc.)


Prep for Trip

The team will have several meetings that will include prayer, country/culture overview information, travel prep, team building opportunities, in-country activity planning and our own mental/spiritual preparation for a trip like this. Attendance at the meetings is strongly encouraged for the greatest benefit of the team member and the team.  There will be a debrief meeting when we return to the states.

When are team meetings?


Approximate Cost $3,200

The cost of the trip includes transportation from Nashville International Airport to Cape Town International Airport as well as all of your in-country transportation expenses, lodging, meals, ministry supplies and leisure excursions. The only additional expenses to participants are meals during travel, one meal in country and any additional souvenirs or items you wish to purchase.

Payment Schedule: $3,200 (dependent upon flights)

$500-Deposit Due: 11/29/15






Making Payments on JMI Web Site or by Check


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Justice & Mercy International, 1810 Columbia Ave. Suite 100, Franklin, TN, 37064

Include participant and trip name on check memo line (John Doe, South Africa Trip)

 ALL TRIP CONTRIBUTIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE AND NON-REFUNDABLE. Trip must be paid in full prior to departure date of trip. If not, an authorization to put a hold on the team member’s credit card for amount owed must be approved. If trip balance is not paid within 30 days of return from the trip, the credit card will be charged the amount owed.


There will be several forms/applications that you will be asked to complete. Kari Bidwell and your team leader will follow up with you on these forms. JMI also does a background check on any new trip participant or other participants who have not had a background check with us within the last 5 years.


There are no REQUIRED immunizations for travel to South Africa, but several suggestions by the CDC. We recommend that you check with your primary care physician and decide together which immunizations make sense for you.

I’m interested—What do I do?

  1. Confirm your level of interest with Kari Bidwell ([email protected])
  2. Pray for the Lord to make it clear whether or not you are to participate.
  3. Submit your application and $500 deposit.

The information in this handout is meant to give a general overview of what we know at this point and we expect that the information will change and evolve as we go. However, we hope that the information will be useful to you as you prayerfully consider joining us in South Africa next March.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email Jason Hale at [email protected].


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