Mission Trip To Africa


Most people express the desire to do something as graceful as going on a mission trip but they never actually do it. In case you are one of them, I’d like to encourage you to make this commitment both in words and in actions too and if you already have, congratulations on taking that big step to go on a mission trip. Africa is one of the most commonplace for mission trips, which happens to be an amazing and beautiful continent to volunteer abroad. A mission trip to Africa offers a unique opportunity for you and your team to experience a foreign culture, encounter the beauty of wildlife, help communities in great need, and bring the gospel to the doorsteps of these people. If you are trying to decide where to serve in Africa, you have come to the right place. This short piece serves to give you a brief overview of Africa, what to expect and a list of countries to choose from, that best suit your cause.

Her Beauty, Her Need

Africa is the world’s second-largest and second-most-populous continent, a place swimming with souls who desperately need care, attention and the gospel of Christ. This is home to a great variety of wildlife and captivating landscapes with amazing and talented individuals. This continent with all its vast beauty is greatly plagued by poor governance, corruption, and poverty. The most part of the wealth from oil and other resources has filled the pockets of the elite and left the poor, desolate and hungry. This has resulted in several conflicts as the struggle for control of this wealth continues even till date. They are plagued by diseases such as HIV/AIDS pandemic, malaria, and several other health crises, yet most populations lack access to standard medical facilities, clean water, educational opportunities and employment opportunities. Even in those countries with good health facilities, the cost of getting medical care is so high that most of the citizens do not have the funds to get access to this service. Most of the government officials have repeatedly failed to fulfill whatever promises they made before coming into power and this has caused a very angry uproar amongst their citizens. With all this happening, most people are too angry at God, as it regards those pitiful circumstances. Some have refused to entertain any discussion in relation to God as most of them believe and worship idols. Despite all the negativity, the people of Africa are very strong people. Some of them still hold strong to their faith in God in spite of the storms. Now you see why it is important for you to commit both in your words and actions by taking that trip to Africa.

Preparing to serve: What to Expect.

Choosing to go on a mission trip to Africa is a 2-part gift package for you Firstly, you get to experience firsthand the beauty and heart of nature itself, as Africa is the most endowed continent with most natural elements, landscapes, resources, and wildlife. You will also have the opportunity to touch lives in a way that most people do not have the opportunity to do or have refused to do. Some of the ways you need to prepare for this mission trip and what you should expect to include:

Decide where you want to go: Like any trip, you have ever taken, deciding which of the African countries to visit is a great way to start as there are many places in Africa that you can serve. Check below to see a list of countries in Africa. Before making a choice, think of the purpose you want to achieve and do an in-depth research on the right place for you or your group, depending on what type of work you want to do.

Decide on the organization you want to partner with: For the purpose of this trip, it is important that you find an organization best suited to the needs you want to meet. Find one that has a like-minded purpose like yours. If you do not know which organization to partner with, do a research on Google or check out Experience Mission.

Raise Funds to support your mission: Mission trips are not in anywhere free. You have to foot your own bills and that will cost you several thousand dollars. It is important that you have a fundraising plan; you could raise funds either through your family, friends, church, social media followers or even through a fundraising campaign. You can also raise the money through donations from random individuals, raffles, contests, bake sales, car wash, garage sales, laundry services etc. You can check out for more fundraising ideas here and ways to write letters in a manner that gets the reader to act.

Obtain your travel documents and make health preparations: It is important that you start preparing your passports, visa, and even vaccinations months away from your actual trip because It takes a bit of time to get these done. Do well to get started early. Start getting yourself prepared physically by running all the necessary tests, engaging in daily exercises and eating healthy, all to make sure that you are physically fit to serve. Your travel documents for whichever country you choose must be ready on time and it includes, your visa application form and information, Visa and passport. Requirements may vary from organization to organization, so it is important to contact your organization while making arrangements. You’ll be very far from home and far from what you are used to. Although no immunizations are required for a traveling to Africa, it is critical that you check with your medical professionals for your trip. Doing this will help ensure your safety while on assignment in a place where you may encounter health factors your body is not typically used to. It is also recommended to get immunizations for yellow fever, typhoid, hepatitis A, diphtheria and frequently consider some sort of antimalarial treatment.

Study, Research and Pack your Bags: You know you are headed into another civilization, different from what you used to know so it is important that you try to get to know the culture of these people. The culture in Africa is a completely unique and awe-inspiring experience for the first time. The people there are extremely warm and welcoming. You may feel drained physically from the toll of traveling across the world to do mission work and may find it difficult to communicate effectively with the people for the first few days of your arrival. However, within a few weeks of your stay, the culture and the people will likely leave you feeling full and excited to get to know them more deeply. It’s important to recognize that many places in Africa, are impacted by poverty, hence theft is a common practice. Take the time to get to know the people as you serve, but still, take some precautions. Keep a copy of your passport in your luggage. Don’t carry expensive camera equipment or a lot of cash. Don’t carry invaluable or irreplaceable materials on this trip. No matter how good your intentions are, do not wear expensive jewelry. Always travel in pairs. The weather in Africa is very different from the one you are used to. It is typically hot with very cool temperatures at night. You need to prepare for a little bit of everything when you travel to Africa. Pack appropriate clothing and supplies for the work you will be doing. Depending on your lodging, you’ll want to prepare to bundle up at night. The day will require protection from the sun so bring some lotion along and some breathable clothing. Most places in Africa have two rainy seasons throughout the year. The air can be very dry so be prepared with lip balm and lotion. Be sure to pack light, including all the necessary things you need.

African Countries

As stated earlier, Africa is a vast continent with a very large population in 54 countries. Those countries include Morocco, South Africa, Algeria, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Tunisia, Mauritius, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cape Verde, Ghana, Libya, Madagascar, Cameroon, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Angola, Rwanda, Mozambique and several others. Some of the countries that need urgent missionary assistance include:

Sierra Leone: This is one of the poorest nations in the world, as they are still recovering from a civil war that almost destroyed its capital city, Freetown. If you are looking for mission trips to Africa that will allow you to get your hands dirty with construction, medical care, and other ways, this destination is a great choice for you. Partner up with organizations that offer mission trips to Sierra Leone and deal with the medical aspects of rebuilding a nation.

Mozambique: From a distance, this country seems to be prospering, it is still a nation in recovery, struggling with a history that has left it torn. While the economy is on the rise, other sectors of the country still need aid, such as education. You can become a volunteer teacher in this community and help revive their educational facilities.

Rwanda: In this country, you can expect to work with children who are left homeless and parentless, and widows struggling to survive. Poverty, malnutrition, ill health and lack of good amenities is a huge source of concern in this country and Look for organizations that are all about building new communities and giving individuals what they need to start new lives and businesses and partner with them.

Tanzania: For this country, several organizations work to give the people of Tanzania the better health and education they need and deserve. If you are looking to get your hands dirty, this might be a great country for you to serve in.

Kenya: Like so many other countries in Africa, Kenya struggles with poverty, civil unrest, hunger, and drought. There are some mission organizations who are dedicated and are committed to bringing new hope to the people of Kenya in a variety of forms, including water, food and financial support.

This is just a short list of some of the countries that really need attention. There are several other countries including like Angola also fall under this list. If you did not see something here that piqued your interest, it does not mean the right mission trip to Africa is not out there for you. I’d recommend you do a lot of research on these countries and others as well even as you prayerfully make a decision. Wherever you choose, be sure to impact their lives greatly.


Bible Study For New Believers

Hooray! You have accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior, welcome to the family of God. There is great Joy in Heaven because of you, Praise God. This new life is a beautiful one, one based on a relationship with the Holybible study for new believers Spirit and filled with treasure that is yours to know and experience. Explore the spiritual riches that comes with your new life in Christ and experience the kind of life your God has prepared for you using this Bible study for new believers.

Bible Study For New Believers Lesson to Follow


Focus Text: EPHESIANS 2:4–7

Beginning your relationship with Christ can be really confusing at first. This Bible study for new believers will help ease the process. In 2nd Corinthians 5:17, Paul writes, “When someone becomes a Christian, he becomes a brand-new person inside. He is not the same anymore. A new life has begun!” The decision to become a Christian means that you are dead to who you used to be, eager to begin the new life in Christ and destined for eternal life. It is important that you always remember that you have been saved by grace through faith and not your works. Knowing Christ, understanding your identity in Him, living and walking in it is the next phase of your relationship with Christ. In Christ is where your identity should be. It’s in Jesus that you are somebody!


  • You are free from sin and now has the nature of God. Rom.6:17-18, 2nd Cor.5:21
  • You are now an heir of God and joint-heirs with Christ, therefore; You now share in Christ inheritance and is also a member of the family with God as Father. Rom.8:17, Is. 16:11, Eph. 1:3-4, 2nd Peter1:3-4.
  • You are now a disciple (follower) of Christ, on a mission as a minister to get others reconciled to God. Matt.28:19-20, 2Cor.5:17-20.
  • You now have the ability to renew your mind. Rom. 12:1-2.

It’s time for you to stand up and be who God says you are. And you need to let the devil know that you know who you are in Christ. Then anytime he tries to attack you, you can throw your shoulders back and say, “Don’t mess with me. I’m identified with Christ!”

MEMORY VERSE: Ephesians 2:6.




Focus Text: PSALM 119:105.

The relevance of God’s Word in our life cannot be overemphasized. This is because to be established in all we have learned so far, we must understand that God’s word is food for our Spirit as food is for our body and without it, the believer will be malnourished, thus unfruitful. God’s Word is the revelation of the purpose and intents of His heart towards His creation which is fully embodied in the Christ Jesus and recorded in the scriptures. Heb.1:1-3, Jn. 1:1-3, 14.

The importance of God’s Word.

  • God’s undying and ever faithful love for us is revealed unto us. Heb. 1:1-3
  • God’s word is the sword of the Spirit by which we destroy all the wiles of the devil. Eph.6:17, Ps. 119:105
  • It keeps the believer from sin. Ps 119:11
  • It is the substance of faith; this means that faith is a product of God’s word. Rom 10:17
  • It sanctifies. 1 Tim. 4:4-5, Jn. 15:3, Jn. 17:17
  • It provides spiritual nourishment for growth. 1Tim 4:6, 1Pet. 2:2, Col 3:16
  • It renews the mind. Rom 12:2

The Importance of God’s Word in Renewing the Mind

To grow into Christ in all things, the scriptures tells us to renew our minds so that we can be transformed from the traditions of this world to the image of Him who created us. To renew means to renovate. We must constantly renew our mind by removing or exchanging the thoughts, understanding, and reasoning that belonged to the old nature for the thoughts, understanding, and reasoning that belongs to our new nature. The agent of renewal is God’s word.

You can renew your mind through meditation [Josh.1:8, Ps. 1:1-3, James 1:23] which is rehearsing or thinking about something, until it becomes so real to you. What you meditate on forms your thoughts and your thoughts are the content of your mind. Who you are, where you are is a reflection of your thoughts and confession of God’s Word in faith over situations in your life and doing His will.

You must understand that God’s desires that you grow into spiritual maturity and not remain as babies so start now to fellowship with God through His word that you may grow into Christ in all things.

MEMORY VERSE: 1 Peter 2:2.


Focus Text: Acts 1:8, Lk 1:35, Job 33:4.


Even though he is invisible, the Holy Spirit is a real Person and completely God. He is addressed by several titles in the Bible – Spirit of God, Spirit of Jesus, the Spirit, and the Holy Spirit. We have one God in three Persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. When you accepted Jesus into your life, he actually entered your life and will be with you forever, through the Holy Spirit living in you. You will never be alone!


  • To give you life. Read Ephesians 2:1-5. The Bible describes your life before Christ as being dead in your sins. Think of it as having a disease (sinfulness) that led to death (no life). Christ’s death on the cross took care of your disease; God’s grace has removed your sin from you. You are healed of the disease. Then, God’s Spirit restores life to you.
  • To give you a new beginning. Read 2 Corinthians 5:17. You may not always feel or act new. But, in God’s eyes, you are totally new!
  • To teach you the way of truth. Read John 16:13-15, 1 Corinthians 2:9-12.
  • To free you from sin’s power. Read Galatians 5:16. The lure of life’s pleasures and old habits will tug at you. Your own hormones and desires will crave to be filled.
  • To bring your needs to the Father. Read Romans 8:26.
  • To transform you into the likeness of Christ. Read Romans 8:29 and 2 Corinthians 3:18. God’s awesome plan is to change you to become more like Jesus Christ in your character. Jesus’ Spirit living in you has begun this change, and he will continue his work throughout your life (Philippians 1:6).
  • To produce fruit in you and through you. Read Galatians 5:22-23. These qualities of Jesus’ character; the fruit of the Spirit will grow in your life.

As long as you live on earth, you will not only have the Holy Spirit living inside you, but you will also have your own flesh still with you and its desire for self-gratification. Just as a football player freely chooses to let his coach direct he so she can do his best to win the game, we must choose to yield ourselves to the Holy Spirit’s direction in our lives. Life will be a continual battle between the desire to do things your way or Christ’s way. The Holy Spirit is a greater power than your old self. Choosing to listen to and follow his leading will always be the right choice! You understand this more as you continue to do your Bible study for new believers. 

Memory Verse: Acts 1:8





Jesus taught his followers to think of God as their Heavenly Father. Prayer is communicating with your Heavenly Father and hearing back from him. It is a conversation with someone who loves you dearly. What a privilege for the believer to go directly into God’s presence and talk with him about whatever is on your heart. He desires to hear from us, and he promises to listen! (1 John 5:4-5)

The Holy Spirit helps you to pray (Romans 8:26) and teaches you how to pray in faith learning to trust in God’s goodness in how and when he answers your prayers. As you study God’s words to you in the Bible, the Spirit will teach you who God is and how to enjoy your prayer relationship with him.

Never be afraid to approach God in prayer, as his child, you are always welcome in his presence. Go to him…boldly “Therefore let us confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and find grace whenever we need help.” (Hebrews 4:16)

You Can Talk to God Anytime and Anywhere and about anything, always thankful and expect that he would reply you. Without doing a thorough Bible study for new believers, you are likely not going to understand how to communicate with God correctly. 

Developing a Life of Prayer

As a Christian, you can approach prayer as a conversation with someone who loves you dearly. As with any relationship, living in the Father’s love takes regular time together with him. Plan a daily schedule that works for you to have focused time with your Heavenly Father. Many Christians call this a “Quiet Time.” Get away from all the distractions. Jesus, as our example, got away from the people surrounding him so that he could spend time talking to his Father. You must understand that the main ingredient of prayer is faith in God’s Word. The answer is not always ‘YES’ and might take some time before the answer manifest, therefore, don’t doubt because God loves you and He is making everything work together for your good.

MEMORY VERSE: Philippians 4:6


FOCUS TEXT: John 1:12-13, 1 Peter 2:9

The moment you became a Christian, the Holy Spirit ushered you into a new family called the Church; the body of Christ made up of all believers, with Christ as the Head of the family. This is why it’s important you get serious about your Bible study for new believers. However, God also wants you to be part of a local church family. It is like having relatives all over the world but living with your immediate family. A local church is a group of believers committed to worshiping Christ, teaching his Word, supporting each other as you follow Jesus together and proclaim the good news to others. Just as logs of firewood burn more brightly when placed together, so Christians need each other for warmth and encouragement. The local church provides an opportunity for us to enjoy this community. You will see that the benefits are mutual.

  • Growth. Read Ephesians 4:11-14. Pastors and teachers help you grow in your Christian life as they feed you the spiritual food of the Bible and help you to know God better.
  • Protection. Read Acts 20:28. Just as a house keeps people protected from harm, a good local church community can keep Christians safe from false teaching. Leaders that stay true to the Word of God will encourage the church community to stay true to God’s Word.
  • Love for Others. Read John 13:34-35. Being part of a church family helps you learn how to love others and their differences. As we do so, we model his love to the world.
  • Spiritual Gifts. Read 1 Corinthians 12:4-7 and Ephesians 4:16. God has given you spiritual gifts to benefit your church family. A local church family can help you discover your gift and learn how to use it to strengthen the Body of Christ. Whether God gave you the gift of singing, teaching, or giving, that role is a crucial one for the healthy functioning of the Body of Christ.

Finding Community in a Local Church

God knows you need the guidance of a pastor, the care of other Christians, and support of a good church to help you grow as a Christian. What makes a good church? No church is perfect just like no family is perfect, but a healthy church is committed to certain things. Look for a church that …


  • Worships Christ with their words and in their conduct
  • Teaches His Word as Truth
  • Grows Believers to Follow Jesus Together (1 Thessalonians 5:11)
  • Encourages Believers to spread the Good News (Matthew 28:19)


Stay Connected

One of the main reasons some Christians live defeated lives is that they have isolated themselves from other believers. Coming together with other believers in Christ’s name is similar to hot coals, which keep each other hot when lumped together. A coal that is separated from the others will soon grow cold. Isolation will lead to stunted spiritual growth and a lack of joy in your life. Pray and ask God to direct you to the local church he wants you to join. He has promised to provide for you, so you can trust him to answer your request. When you locate a healthy church that is committed to the four values listed above, thank God! Ask him how you can serve there.

MEMORY VERSE: Eph.1:12, Matt.28:19.

In conclusion, I’d like to emphasize on how tremendously happy I am that you made Christ Lord over your life but heaven is throwing a bigger party rejoicing over you. Seek to know God more, study, meditate on his word, remain in constant communication in prayer, don’t forget your power source in the Holy Spirit and become a part of a healthy local church. Together we will grow into maturity in Christ and also, we will meet in the heavenly feast in the life to come


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Fundraising Ideas For Mission Trips

If you are considering going on a mission trip someday or you leave in a few months, its import for you to know some fundraising ideas for mission trips. What can you do or not do? There is something spectacular about going on a mission trip, using the resources made available to you to touch the life of others and bring the Kingdom of God to their doorsteps.

So, you decided to take this great step but along the line, your enthusiasm started to fade because the resources available are not enough to reach the estimated amount of people in the community you planned visiting. It is time to change your mindset from fear to faith because the good news is that you are not alone on this path. You have the Spirit of God in you, leading you and He has led you right to a solution; Fundraising.

Fundraising is the key to unlock access to thousands of individuals who may wish to support a vision such as yours. There are several ways to use this to your advantage. Some of the fundraising ideas for mission trips include:

CREATE AND SELL A PRODUCT: Creativity sells and creates profit. This is one of the best ideas of fundraising for your mission trips. You can use your skills to create marketable products that people need and convert those needs to profit for your mission trip purse. You could set up a store by your house, an online store or take the product and market it wherever you go. You could also recruit your friends to market them for you and sell them for you if possible. Some of the products that you can create includes; food, art works, hand -bands, T-Shirts, pen, notebooks, key holders etc. The point to note here is that whatever you create has to be unique and different from other similar types of the products. Use your skills to create and market what people would need. You could knit scarves, cook up fancy sea-salted caramels, design invitations and stationery, mix up, make bridal accessories and much more.

PUBLICIZE THE TRIP VIA SOCIAL MEDIA: Although people see the social media as a place to meet and mingle, times and trends has changed this concept. The social media has now become one of the largest gatherings and interactive world for people from different walks of life. You could use this to your advantage. Start by setting up a page on Facebook, twitter, Instagram or any other convenient platform and make sure that you invite your friends to like the page. Your content must also be engaging so that people will be able to read it, get emotionally riled up about your cause and donate as a means of support. In order to reach more people, you could also do Facebook campaigns which serves to boost your audience and get more people to contribute to your cause. Having a fundraising website where people can donate and people can come to see what it is really all about. It is important that you link your website or blog to this page to enable people see what they are contributing towards. Your website should contain details of your trips, pictures of past trips if you have any and other relevant information that will clear up any doubts or questions potential partners may have. Another important thing is that there are some companies that support this kind of trip. You could check out their websites and make research on how to apply for funding.

USE YOUR AVALIABLE RESOURCES: What resources do you have access to at the moment that might be profitable? If you live in a house where you have a spare room, you could consider renting the room out for the duration that you will here and collect rent monthly from your tenant. If you are one with a garden and a green thumb, you could also consider growing vegetables and other plants on your garden so that you can be able to sell the surplus of your produce. Someone with a poultry can engage in selling eggs to raise funds. Car rental services, gardening, pool cleaning, babysitting, tailoring and the like are also great profitable services that you can get involved in.

BUILDING FINANCIAL SUPPORT THROUGH THE MAIL: On the average, $2500 can be raised through well-written letters sent to about 75 people who know you: family members and friends. You can prepare this letter in an electronic format and send to as many people as possible. Do not limit the mailing list to only close friends to family. Be sure to include those in your local church, believers and non-believers alike in your office and even your neighbours at home. Be sure to always send thank you mails for every financial gift.

GETTING YOUR LOCAL CHURCH INVOLVED: Charity begins at home. Begin raising funds from your family and local church. Get your pastor in on your vision and mission so that he can be able to present it to the congregation. Speak to other believers; friends and even family and request that they contribute in whatever way they can. You can publicize it using your local church’s magazines, weekly church bulletin, monthly newsletters and even their website. Call attention to those who get involved in local ministry when they return or decide to go long-term as a result of going short-term. Your church can also support you with partial funding from their budget or organize fundraising events within the church. These events may include; T-shirt/bracelet auctions, dinner parties [selling the tickets at affordable prices], fun games/competitions and many more. Another useful way outside of finances is to support you heavily with prayers.

PARTNER WITH A RESTAURANT: There are many restaurants willing to partner with you in organizing fundraising events at their restaurant. It’s a win-win because you bring the restaurant a lot of business and they give you a portion of the food sales for your trip! Look for local restaurants around you and partner with them. Many local restaurants will offer a portion of the evening’s sales to a fundraising cause. Do online research or call some establishments near your church to see if they do charity fundraising. You could also sell restaurant meal tickets or discount cards as well.

HOST A HOUSE PARTY: They say that the way to another’s heart is through their stomach. You can use your culinary skills to your advantage by organizing tea parties, dinners, movie nights, black tie events or anything event related. Invite your friends, church group, or co-workers. Get some chips, dip, pizza, and put the popular game of the week on the TV. This kind of event is easy to pull off and something that everyone will enjoy. You could charge a cover or simply call it a fundraising party. You can also organize barbecue night, movie nights or bake sales and either request a donation as the entrance ticket or collect an offering at the end.

SEEK LOCAL BUSINESS SPONSORS: A lot of times local and regional businesses are willing to support what their community members are up to. Sometimes they even have community donations built into their budgets. If you’re brave enough, contact some of your favourite local businesses and ask if you could talk to someone about the opportunity to support your trip.

DESIGN  SELL CUSTOM T-SHIRTS: Everyone wear clothes, and most people love t-shirts. You can sell t-shirts at school, church, or work. Check out FundtheNations.com. Their process is easy; Just give them your trip info, they’ll make cool t-shirts with cool graphics, and you can even pre-sell t-shirts before you get them printed so that you don’t have to buy a bunch of shirts up front.

USE A FUNDRAISING WEBSITE: A fundraising website can make donating to your trip much easier for people. Online donations are easy to keep track of and means that you don’t have keep track of a bunch of donation paperwork. It’s also a great way for people to follow your fundraising progress and see what you need to meet your goal. You want to make giving to your trip as easy as possible for people, and for most people these days online is the easiest. A couple of popular fundraising sites are GoFundMe.com and YouCaring.com.

Other fundraising ideas for mission trips include:

Organize a car wash and wear T-shirts that carry messages about your cause during the car-wash. Secure a parking lot with hoses and offer to wash cars, dogs, bikes or dirty lawn furniture for a donation.

Get people to donate used, unwanted consumer electronics and gold, silver or platinum jewellery and the organize a yard sale or a silent auction. You can also hold this sale on social media by creating a group for the sale.

You can organize a street dance or walk with banners and music playing. People could come out to dance, sing, play instruments etc. It would be like a talent display. All those who come around to view this display can be sold a ticket, t-shirt or whatever. Just be creative with this. You could also make it fun for those watching by engaging them through competitions such as eating competitions etc.

Whatever way you choose, do not underestimate the power of prayer. That is a sure way to be led by the Holy Spirit. He gave you this vision. He will surely see you through this and lead you to those who would provide for you. 

Above all, you must have a foundational thought that God is the owner of the assignment and He promised to supply all you need.

And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Phil 4:19

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