This trip is meant to strengthen, encourage, and demonstrate Christ's love to ministry leaders, government officials, and business people in South Africa through prayer and relationship-building.
In Kiswahili, the word safari means journey. Each year the journey gathers more momentum, diversifies, and goes deeper. Brothers and sisters in Christ gather from around the world to join the Global Prayer Safari (GPS) and to pray on-site with insight.
Participants in GPS have come from Burundi, Cambodia, Canada, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Kenya, Romania, South Korea, United States, and Uganda. In 2018 the Spirit is expanding the journey by praying on-site with insight in South Africa.
- This is an invitation to participate as the church among the people. We immerse ourselves where people work, play and live.We listen to stories and real life situations and then pray together, visibly demonstrating that God is active and available here and now.
- The GPS community will pray for church leaders, teachers and students in schools and universities, public officials, staff and patients in hospitals, business leaders, and everyday citizens on the streets.
- Every journey includes unexpected turns, areas of drought and difficult climbs. GPS leads us into encounters with physical, spiritual, mental, emotional and social challenges. And yet we live into the powerful promise that God’s grace is sufficient. .
- Committed Christian.
- Desire to engage in prayer ministry alongside missionaries and local, indigenous leaders.
- Commitment to pray with others during the trip and upon returning home.
- Ability to walk through various terrains and tolerate heat.
- The estimated cost of $3,100 includes $1,600 USD for in-country lodging, meals, ground transportation, and medical insurance plus an estimated cost of $1,500 USD for airfare. Airfare costs vary depending on city of departure and are subject to change until purchase.
- Cost does not include passport, immunizations, background check, and other personal expenses. Please note that according to IRS and CRA regulations this trip is not eligible for tax-deductible receipts.
The onsite hosts include Rev. Mwaya wa Kitavi, CRWM regional leader for eastern and southern Africa, , and Mike Ribbens, CRWM missionary working in South Africa.