South Africa is a nation in the midst of two stories.
One is a story of excess and luxury around the nation’s hot spots. It’s the one where the natural beauty, the adventure, and the wildlife draw in 860,000 visitors each month. It’s the one that brought the 2010 World Cup to Cape Town. But, while it’s seen by many, it’s the one that’s only lived by few.
The other story is of the poverty, disease, and hopelessness that riddles many of the lesser-seen townships. It’s the one with 1.4 million AIDS orphans. It’s the one where unemployment reaches 80%. And it’s the one just years removed from apartheid where crime, alcoholism, and poverty remain on full display.
ROCKHARBOR is compelled to see God’s kingdom advance in South Africa. That’s why we are partnering with Bridges of Hope in the township of Sweet Home. Together, we are invested in resourcing locally-owned solutions to the challenges that have been identified by people living in Sweet Home. Our hope is to invest in ministry that embraces orphaned and vulnerable children, disciples students, equips local leaders, and addresses significant health challenges through sustainable methods. ROCKHARBOR also sends teams to Sweet Home each year to come alongside our partner through running camps for both the Academy students and children of Sweet Home. These camps will support and grow a newly planted youth ministry program and equip leaders to be on the front lines of bringing Jesus’ gospel to people that are desperate for it.
Ways to Join Us in Our Partnership
- Go! Step out in faith and come along side us. Be a part of the next trip to South Africa and help run a camp
- Send a kid to camp
- $10 provides a child with transportation
- $30 feeds a child for the 5-day camp
- $20 provides lodging/activities
- $8-$15 provides a t-shirt (summer) or sweatshirt (winter)
- $2 provides prizes/treats
Go to the patio after service to make your donation
- Pray for our teams and for the camps. Pray for the hearts of the students and pray for wisdom for our teams.
Find out more
Join the next South Africa Trip!
Trip Dates: July 3- July 19, 2015
Applications due: Sunday, March 8, 2015
Application information available on the patio