2011 Litesmba Service Trips

Litsemba is about HOPE.  Hope for the children of Swaziland as we lean, and encourage them to lean, on our Lord, Jesus Christ.  Litsemba 2010 was an amazing day of sharing this hope.  Attended by 10,000 people, most of whom were children, we distributed thousands of beanies, blankets, bibles, and warm food.  The children heard messages of hope from Heart for Africa co-founder Janine Maxwell, African Enterprise President Stephen Lungu, and His Majesty, King Mswati III of Swaziland.

We’re happy to announce that following the overwhelming success of Litsemba 2010, Heart for Africa will host Litsemba 2011 on July 23, 2011.  Like Litsemba 2010, the event will be a day of celebration and hope for the children of Swaziland.  There will be live music performed by US and Swaziland artists along with more powerful messages of hope from our guest speakers.  Changing for 2011 is the location of the event.  Litsemba 2011 will be hosted at Project Canaan, Heart for Africa’s private farm and children’s home property.

In addition to Litsemba 2011, we are also excited to tell you that we will be returning to serve the children in their communities working alongside the Swazi churches and their congregations.  In 2010, working alongside churches was a new direction for Heart for Africa.  We are so pleased that this new direction was warmly received by you, our volunteers, as well as by the church leaders and people of the communities.

There are a few changes for 2011 that we want to make you aware of as you pray about your decision to travel to Swaziland in 2011.

  1. This year we will have TWO Litsemba trips.  The trips will overlap for the actual Litsemba event day so that everyone can participate.  By offering two separate service opportunities, we are able to reduce the individual trip size while bringing more people to Swaziland to serve the children.
  2. Each Litsemba trip will include a “Medical Mission” team of 20 doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals.
  3. Many of you have asked for a longer service experience and we have been listening.  This year we are happy to offer an extended length service opportunity for you.  We are calling it the Litsemba Extended Trip.  This is a 16-day trip that will include service at two different churches along with serving at Litsemba 2011.
  4. As you consider your service opportunities for 2011, please pay special attention to the churches associated with each trip.  For instance, if you are interested in serving at Church #1, you will want to register for Litsemba Trip #A or Litsemba Extended.
  5. Also note that there is limited space to serve at each church.  So while we will work hard to accommodate your preference, understand that churches are filled on a first come, first served basis.

Litsemba Trip #A

  • Departs from the US on July 15
  • Returns to the US on July 25
  • Limited to 180 volunteers plus 20 Medical volunteers serving at 15 of our church partners
  • Serving at the following churches: 3, 4, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 30

Litsemba Trip #B

  • Departs from the US on July 20
  • Returns to the US on July 30
  • Limited to 180 volunteers plus 20 Medical volunteers serving at 15 of our church partners
  • Serving at the following churches: 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 10, 14, 16, 17, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29

Litsemba Extended

  • Departs from the US on July 15
  • Returns to the US on July 30
  • Space will be limited based on the available space on Litsemba #A and Litsemba #B.  Both trips can not exceed the maximum of 180 volunteers and 20 medical professionals each.
  • You will have the opportunity to serve at churches associated with Litsemba #A and Litsemba #B.
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