South Africa Mission Trip

South Africa Mission Trip

The MBBC Student Ministry is organizing a mission trip opportunity to Cape Town, South Africa May 23-June 3, 2024. During the trip, we will partner with a ministry called Living Hope that ministers primarily to those living in informal settlements commonly referred to as "townships." 

This trip is for all who have completed 9th grade through all who have completed 12th grade. Considerations will be made for those who are currently in college! If you are interested please email Joel Burks ASAP! (


To participate in this trip a nonrefundable deposit of $500 and application is due by October 7, 2023. With another $500 deposit due on Friday, November 17th.

Trip Application (Due by October 7) - 2024 South Africa Mission Trip Application

Living Hope's Four Ministries

  1. Living Care: Healthcare
  2. Living Grace: Homelessness and Addiction
  3. Living Right: HIV/AIDS Education and Prevention
  4. Living Way: Economic Empowerment

The MBBC team will be working alongside these ministries in a way that best supports the ongoing mission and ministries of Living Hope. Our predominant area of work will be meeting needs for their Living Right ministry in Life Skills Education. We will work alongside Life Skills Educators to put on a Holiday Club.

“The typical child who attends club is coming to an after school program where they seek refuge from a broken family life. Their parents are working long days and return home to kids who don’t always receive the attention they seek. Teenagers struggle with identity coming from a poor community, and finding balance outside the townships where people are wealthier and have more privileges than they are given. They find themselves in a valley of decision, and their options are limited. The influence the life skills educators have on their lives is mighty as they work to restore broken foundations and build up the youth in their faith and education to focus on Christ.”

For more information about Living Hope, visit

We will stay at The Team House, a partner of Living Hope. Find more information here:


Final cost will depend upon the team size and other variables, but for planning purposes, below are the cost from our previous trip. We anticipate cost this time will be similar.

Airline Tickets: $2,300

In Country Estimated Costs: $1,000

(Housing, Meals, Transportation, Attractions)

Total Cost Per Person: $3,300

(Before Missions Committee Contribution and Fundraising)

Deposit: $1000

Additional expenses will include potential additional cultural activities  we may do as a group, approximately six meals while in South Africa and food while we’re traveling, and any souvenirs/snacks you may want to purchase on the trip.

Please note: We welcome non-MBBC members on this mission trip! Money raised by the team fundraisers will be divided evenly among all team participants. However, money given by the MBBC Missions Committee is reserved for MBBC members. This will make the final cost variable based on how many team members we have.

Preparation and Commitments

Participants will be challenged to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ as we prepare for the trip. You will be asked to memorize a passage of Scripture and read portions of a couple of different books that will challenge us to consider how we might participate in international missions in a way that is beneficial to everyone involved. Participants will also be asked to attend monthly team meetings and participate in any fundraisers the team decides to hold. Spiritual preparation is the most important thing you can do to be ready for this trip. We'd encourage you to grow spiritual disciplines which will benefit you in preparation.

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