aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,

Trip to Africa

The Scouting Mission Trip to Africa I agreed to do next summer is finally taking shape. We were supposed to go to Africa University in Zimbabwe, but that country is descending into chaos and I don't think it's safe to take kids there. So I've been checking out possibilities for a return to Tanzania, where we did The Trip of the Millennium in 2001.

So -- we may leave end of May for a couple weeks. Visit Kigoma and do the mission thing there, working with refugees and orphans and churches and computer schools and whatever. Then on to Morogoro to visit the work and see what our mission money is accomplishing (probably assist with funding the completion of a clinic). While in the Morogoro area, we'll do some hiking and also visit Mikumi National Park for a game drive.

Youth ages 14-20 (both boys and girls) in our United Methodist CYSA/Scouting* family are encouraged to apply. Cost will be about $2,000.


*That's youth who are themselves members/participants in The UMC who have experience in Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H or Campfire, OR youth with any church affiliation who are part of a BSA, GSUSA, 4-H, or Campfire group sponsored by a UM church.

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