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Swaziland 2011 meeting 01 red

  1. 1. Meet the Bheveni Community 2011 Mission Trip Information MeetingSunday, March 6, 2011
  2. 2. Today’s Agenda The Statistics are Grim Where are we going? (Location & Culture) Our Partners (CHC & AIM) What are we doing? What’s a “Carepoint?” Trip Guidelines The People of Bheveni What do we do now? Community (Timeline)Sunday, March 6, 2011
  3. 3. Real Life in Swaziland Life Expectancy = 28 45% HIV/AIDS+ 200,000 Orphans (22%) Only 6% of 15 year olds live to 32 yrs old 2020 = ZERO ADULTS 2050 = EXTINCTIONSunday, March 6, 2011
  4. 4. Our Partners Children’s HopeChest (CHC) Based in Colorado Springs CHC Mission: “A Plan for Every Orphan” Children’s HopeChest believes that every orphan has the right to know God, experience the blessing of family, and have the opportunity to develop independent living skills.Sunday, March 6, 2011
  5. 5. Our Partners CHC Purpose: “Wholeness for Orphans” Each of CHC’s programs attempts to restore wholeness to the brokenness that is orphanhood. We believe orphans have the greatest chances for success when they are surrounded by loving role models who remind them of their greatest worth and value in the eyes of God.Sunday, March 6, 2011
  6. 6. Our Partners Adventures In Missions (AIM) Hosts our team in Africa Leads on-going, in-country efforts through partnerships with indigenous ministries, carepoints, and businessesSunday, March 6, 2011
  7. 7. CHC / AIM Strategy Mentor Native Leaders Foster Independence Utilize Local Resources Avoid “Western Solutions” Create Hope Through Short-term VisitsSunday, March 6, 2011
  8. 8. What is a Carepoint?Sunday, March 6, 2011
  9. 9. Carepoints are: Safe places for orphans Take Action to Feed and at risk children Children Formed by Swazi Show Consistent Care Pastors, Bogogos to Orphans (older women), or Bomake (older Seek help from mothers) community and resources like CHC & Purpose is to show AIM compassion to orphansSunday, March 6, 2011
  10. 10. Carepoint Development Plan Phase 1: Obtain empty plot from village leadership Phase 2: Use land as gathering place to provide food, water, basic preventative medical care, & support basic education Phase 3: Develop on-site facilities (Well, Shelter, Garden, etc) Phase 4: Deliver ongoing care and education to provide immediate and long-term hope. Develop B.E.S.T. Phase 5: Move beyond orphan care into the community to develop micro-enterprises that provide a means to earn both income and dignitySunday, March 6, 2011
  11. 11. Would you like to meet the people of Bheveni?Sunday, March 6, 2011
  12. 12. Who me?Sunday, March 6, 2011
  13. 13. Bogogos & BomakeSunday, March 6, 2011
  14. 14. The Beautiful ChildrenSunday, March 6, 2011
  15. 15. The 2010 TeamSunday, March 6, 2011
  16. 16. Swaziland? Where is that?Sunday, March 6, 2011
  17. 17. Sunday, March 6, 2011
  18. 18. What’s it like there? Kingdom of “Extremes” Wealth surrounded by extreme poverty Code of Honor (clothing, greetings, male oriented society) Social & Friendly People Love VisitorsSunday, March 6, 2011
  19. 19. Making friends: Use caution in offering assistance or help Be aware of cultural “jealousy” issues Work through the AIM Staff on sensitive topics Love on the children, they like to hug, play, and “rough-house” Accept gifts with thanks, eat food that is offered (Missionary Prayer!)Sunday, March 6, 2011
  20. 20. What will we do? Create Hope in hopeless situations Visit & play with the children Visit & pray with the Bheveni Bomake Assist with meal times Organize & conduct VBS-style activities Bring supplies & gifts as we’re ableSunday, March 6, 2011
  21. 21. What will we do? Visit children’s homes & families; this is an honor to the families & a practical blessing Advocate for the children through prayer & counsel Visit Timbali Crafts, a purse making business that assists many of the Swazi families in providing profitable workSunday, March 6, 2011
  22. 22. What will we do? Share God’s love, hope, and compassion Have a Fun Day Carepoint Party & Meal Attend the local church on Sunday Be changed for a lifetime!Sunday, March 6, 2011
  23. 23. Basic Trip GuidelinesSunday, March 6, 2011
  24. 24. Passport Apply NOW! 4+ Blank Pages Take Information SheetSunday, March 6, 2011
  25. 25. Application Take Application Pack Individual Travel Policy Global Underwriters Insurance (CHC) Release FormSunday, March 6, 2011
  26. 26. Vaccinations Up-to-date routine vaccinations (MMR, DPT, polio, etc) Hepatitis A & B (Should be started in March) Typhoid Check for Swaziland Consult your Doctor for personal recommendationsSunday, March 6, 2011
  27. 27. Expenses Need Team of 10+ Land: $1,300 - $1,700 Air: $1,200 - $1,800 Total: $2,500 - $3,500Sunday, March 6, 2011
  28. 28. Land Cost Variables Biggest variable is size of team. Trip requires 10 participants, but prefer 12 - 15. Invite a friend! Accommodations also impact costs slightly.Sunday, March 6, 2011
  29. 29. Fundraising Timeline June 27th app. due June 27th $250 land cost deposit due. Mid-July purchase airfare Mid-August final land cost dueSunday, March 6, 2011
  30. 30. Raising Funds? God is THE Provider! Do not be afraid It IS worth the cost to deliver hope & love They will know us by our love... 2010 = $25,000 RaisedSunday, March 6, 2011
  31. 31. Fundraising Ideas Best Source: Letters to friends, family, and businesses (Send by May 31) Church support?Sunday, March 6, 2011
  32. 32. Fundraising Ideas Group Events: 5k Run, Coffee Sales, Timbali Crafts, Car Washes, Garage Sales, Etc Each participant is responsible for their own funding, but we plan to divide funds from group events based on participation of team memberSunday, March 6, 2011
  33. 33. Fundraising Tips Donations to CHC are Tax Deductible CHC prefers checks are passed through team leader (Danielle) There will be a fundraising info pack soon...wait before sending out lettersSunday, March 6, 2011
  34. 34. Fundraising T-shirts 2011 Team T-shirt Raise Funds Raise Awareness Gifts for team & children in SwazilandSunday, March 6, 2011
  35. 35. Next Steps... Pray & Be Led about your involvement... Participant? Sponsor? Fundraiser?Sunday, March 6, 2011
  36. 36. Next Steps... Passport Vaccinations Mailing List for Fundraising Letter Trip Application PackSunday, March 6, 2011
  37. 37. Next Steps... Contact Danielle Recommended Reading: Red Letters Scared Love MercySunday, March 6, 2011
  38. 38. Thank You! Danielle: 763.516.0599 or Mike: 763.238.1111 or www.moms4change.netSunday, March 6, 2011