2024 republic of south africa Mission Trip
June 21-july 1

The Elders have approved a short term mission trip to South Africa June 21-July 1, 2024. We would love for you to apply! Further questions can be emailed to Callie Anna Oxner at callieanna.oxner@bclr.org. 

frequently asked Questions

why South Africa?

What will we do?

We have a longstanding relationship with the churches and ministries in South Africa, and have enjoyed ministering alongside and supporting Wayne and Carol Mack, Sarah Ray, and Blake and Claire Scheideman. They are doing faithful ministry there that we want to encourage and support.

who should apply?

This trip is intended to be a mix of students and adults. Current students 9th grade and above may apply. The team size is limited to 15 people in total. The greatest needs for team members are a willingness and ability to work hard, be flexible and show the love of Christ to the lost and hurting.

when are applications due?

Applications are due January 3, 2024.

Where will we stay?

We will stay in homes provided by ministry leaders in the area.

What does it cost?

The total cost per team member is approximately $1500. This is a current best estimate. Fundraising is encouraged. The team will work together to put on fundraisers as time allows.
The work will likely vary, but most likely we will do a combination of a family conference, one-day VBS for children, and encouraging fellowship with the missionary team. As needed we will assist with any work projects that come up with the Baby Homes.

Do I need a passport?

Yes, you do need a passport to travel to South Africa. If you do not have a passport and desire to participate in this trip, now is the time to apply!

Do I need travel insurance?

The church office will obtain travel medical insurance for each member of the team, and the cost will be included in your total.

What is the meeting and payment schedule?

Team Meeting        TBD
Payment Due          2/22/24    10% due
Team Meeting        3/10/24
Payment Due          3/23/24    50% due
Team Meeting        4/14/24
Payment Due          4/22/24    75% due
Payment Due          6/7/24       100% due

Wait, I have more questions!

We will keep this page updated with the newest information. Contact Callie Anna Oxner at callieanna.oxner@bclr.org for any pressing questions. And stay tuned to updates via email, social media, bulletins and announcements!