Touch the Heart of Africa Kenya (2018)

Jesus-Centered Adventure in Africa

The Adventure

You’ve never experienced a mission trip like this before. It starts with a children’s and youth ministry training conference, led by you and our team, for local ministers in Nairobi. It’s a rare opportunity for you to share your knowledge, skills, and heart with eager and passionate colleagues in Africa.

Then we’ll spend two days hosting a Group VBS and making improvements at a children’s center. You’ll share Jesus’ love face to face with orphans and local kids — an experience sure to overflow your cup with joy.

It all concludes with an epic safari in the Maasai Mara. You’ll see God’s wildest creations up close during the annual wildebeest migration — Earth’s single largest mammal migration. We’ll watch for Africa’s Big Five: lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, and buffalos, and make memories together that will last a lifetime.

It’s all an unforgettable experience that will transform your mind, heart, and soul forever.

The Service

  • AUGUST 23 – Arrive at Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi (please no later than 8 p.m.)
  • AUGUST 24 – Set up and kick off the ministry conference
  • AUGUST 25 – Serve at Group’s Youth and Children’s Ministry Conference
  • AUGUST 26 – Worship together at St. James Church in Buruburu (a Nairobi neighborhood) in the morning. Tour Nairobi and visit Jehovah Jireh Children’s Home.
  • AUGUST 27-28 – Host a VBS, renovate, and serve the orphans of Jehovah Jireh and children from the community.
  • AUGUST 29 – Visit the Sheldrick Elephant Sanctuary and the Giraffe Center, where you’ll have the chance to kiss a giraffe!
  • AUGUST 30 – Fly to Maasai Mara National Park for your safari adventure.
  • AUGUST 31 – On safari!
  • SEPTEMBER 1 – Fly back to Nairobi and catch your evening flight home (schedule departure no earlier than 7 p.m.)

The Faq

Anyone with a heart to serve others and a desire to grow closer to God is welcome to join us on a Lifetree Adventure. We welcome a blend of individuals and groups. Our domestic mission trips are designed with teenagers and youth groups in mind. Participants who are at least 14 years old or entering 9th grade in the fall of 2019 are welcome at our (Senior High) Advanced Home Repair Adventures, while all other Adventures are open to both Senior and Junior High (at least 12 years old or entering 7th grade in fall 2019). Our international experiences include a wider variety of ages, groups, and backgrounds. Your mission adventure concierge can give you more details.

The Lifetree Adventures team provides care to nearly all the details of your trip, including lodging, meals, project coordination and supplies during the mission experience, discipleship programming and materials, on-site support crew, and a T-shirt for every participant. The fee does not include transportation or meals to and from the trip location or during your time off.

For international mission trips, a passport is required. Your passport's expiration date shall not be within 6 months of your trip start date. The country you are traveling to may require a visa. You would need to acquire it at least 60 days prior to trip start date.

We’ll provide reputable, safe, and clean lodging facilities.

The safety, security, and well-being of every participant is our number-one priority. Our team has years of experience ensuring that extra precautions are given to make every aspect of the mission trip as safe as possible.

Our trips vary from construction, relational ministry, outreach, and teaching English. Also, opportunities to actively engage in the local culture is important to us. Your Adventure Concierge will have specific details for each location.

  • What type of work does "construction" entail?

    Your registration fee helped to provide the construction materials and tools. A variety of skill levels can be used during construction projects--from skilled to unskilled.

  • What type of work does "relational ministry" entail?

    On these service sites, you’ll invest time in relating with local people. These sites are designed for you to meet and engage with a variety of people: kids, families, teenagers, and/or senior adults.

  • What type of work does "outreach" entail?

    During outreach times of a Lifetree Adventure, you will help the local church reach out to children, youth, and adults.

  • What type of work does "teach English" entail?

    On these types of trips your English skills and knowledge will be used through games, songs, and crafts to teach the local people English.

Yes. We will meet you at the designated airport and transport you to every scheduled location.

No. Airfare is not included in your registration. Your Adventure Concierge is happy to provide tips on traveling to your mission site.

Your Adventure Concierge is available to answer all mission trip-related questions and is waiting to hear from you. Call 800-385-4545 ext. 4166 or chat online.

The Next Steps

  1. Build the excitement

    Have the conversations to get approval from leaders and key decision makers. Download FREE Plan-it Guide

  2. Build your team

    Spread the word and assemble a list of who might be on your team.

  3. Answer these questions

    • Have you considered a budget with travel costs, registration fees, and emergency fund?
    • Have you received firm commitments from a core number of people?
    • What is most exciting to you and others about this trip?
  4. Reserve Your spaces

    Register for your trip by calling our friendly staff at 800-385-4545 ext. 4166, or by registering on this website.

Planning Resources


Get a catalog sent to your mailbox. This catalog contains information about all of our mission trips.

Request a Catalog

Phone Meeting

Get in touch with one of our Adventure Concierges to schedule a time for a one-on-one meeting.

Schedule Meeting

FREE Adventure Plan-it Guide

Receive valuable resources that help make your decision-making and trip-planning easy!

Download Guide

Lifetree Adventures

Service experiences that inspire generosity

Discipleship experiences that create lifelong friends of god

Easy, worry free mission trip experience