South Africa

Our Partner in south Africa: MARANATHA COMMUNITY CHURCH


Maranatha Community Church in Kempton Park, a suburb of Johannesburg, was founded in 1907, as the first non-denominational church in South Africa. Today, almost 5000 attend weekly. Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa by population and the capital of the the wealthiest province in South Africa. Even though the government ended apartheid in 1994, the area continues to be challenged by racial issues and the fallout. Maranatha is seeking to impact the area of Johannesburg through multiple ministries and partnerships, focusing on loving people through leadership development, small groups, evangelism and missions.



August 1st-14th: Join a Bel Air Mission Team serving in South Africa! Alongside one of Bel Air’s Global Partners, Maranatha Community Church, this team will journey throughout the rural community of Embo (outside of Johannesburg). By spending time with vulnerable individuals in hospice care, clinics, and homes, team members have the opportunity to share The Gospel through their testimonies, words of hope, prayer, and presence. (No medical background necessary.)

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Cost: Approximately $2,300-400  

Dates: August 1st-14th

Trip Co-Leaders: Suzy Ortiz & Matt Jones  

Application Deadline: Extended

Mission Team Meetings (Required): June 2nd, June 23rd, July 7th, July 13th, July 28th 

Timeline: (Note: this is a preliminary/draft schedule. Subject to change.)  

    8/1 - Fly from LAX to Johannesburg 
    8/3 - Arrive in Johannesburg 
    8/4 - Attend church service at Maranatha and partner/learn about different ministries in the church  
    8/5 - 8/7 - Ministry outreach in Johannesburg alongside Maranatha Church 
    8/8 - 8/11 - Travel to Embo and partner with a team from Maranatha in evangelism, visiting schools, home visits, orphanages and hospice clinics 
    8/11 - Day of worship and attending service with the community of Embo 
    8/12 - Day of reflection and travel back to Johannesburg 
    8/13 - 8/14 -  Depart Johannesburg/arrive back at LAX  


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