In April I’m heading out to KwaZulu-Natal, Durban in South Africa with Tearfund (in partnership with the government organisation ICS), to spend 2 ½ months volunteering with one of their partners, Zoe-Life. I will be working within a group of 18 – 25 year olds from UK and S. Africa. The aim of Zoe-Life is to ‘transform the lives of children, vulnerable families and communities that have been affected by disease, poverty and injustice’.
Some areas I may be involved in are:
- Working with vulnerable children and families.
- Developing health campaigns for schools and communities mainly focused on the impact of HIV and AIDS. (Zoe-Life was set up primarily to provide support to people suffering from these diseases)
- Running assemblies and lessons in schools about life-affecting topics.
- Sharing our personal skills with the organisations and groups we work with.
Please pray for me as I prepare and when I am there. Pray that we will bond as a team when we meet to train at the end of February. It is a Christian charity but not everyone will be a Christian so it’d be amazing if I could share God’s love within our own team as well as the people who we meet whilst we’re out there. It is great the programme is partly government funded, but I do have to raise some finance, so pray for that help too please. Finally, I’d love you to pray that focus of our trip will be centred on spreading the message of Jesus, and that my faith, and that of other people on my team, will grow whilst I’m on the biggest adventure of my life!