You’ve never experienced a mission trip like this before! It starts with a children’s and youth ministry training conference 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—while learning from incredible Kenyan ministry leaders. A time of iron sharpening iron!
Then we’ll enjoy a few days working in an orphanage by doing construction projects and/or hosting a Group VBS with orphans and community kids—an experience sure to overflow your cup with joy.
Your adventure 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 overland mammal migration. You’ll watch for Africa’s Big Five—lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, and buffaloes—and make memories that will last a lifetime!
Iron does sharpen iron! Your knowledge, skills, and heart for service will be invaluable at a conference for local ministers in Kenya. In addition, you'll enjoy a few days of additional service projects, including:
- Sharing at a local conference
- Helping at the local orphanage
- Serving at vacation Bible school
- Construction projects
- Celebrating with a safari
After you invest many days of serving the local community and learning from Kenya ministry leaders, you'll experience a once-in-a-lifetime African safari during the migration season!
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 youth groups in mind, but many of our international trips are ideal for youth groups, too. International Lifetree Adventures are ideal for any group from your church, an individual with a heart for Christian service, or any configuration of families. We’ve had parent/child travelers looking to share an experience before high school graduation, women’s groups, a group of families from a congregation, men’s groups, and individuals seeking a new adventure. Truly any variety of ages, groups, and backgrounds are welcome. Your mission adventure concierge can give you more details, and help you discover which trip is best for you and/or your group.
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.
No. Airfare is not included in your registration. Your Adventure Concierge is happy to provide tips on traveling to your mission site.
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.
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