Come with a team of people ready to get your hands dirty in Africa.
Gather your friends, co-workers, small group, or members of your church to participate with a Hands at Work project in Africa for a two or three-week experience. Hands at Work receives dozens of international teams yearly, and supports teams in preparatory training as well as project preparation, to ensure an impacting, transformative experience.
Contact your Hands at Work international office or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hear about the experiences of other Teams who have recently come to serve with Hands at Work in the most vulnerable communities and discover new reasons to come and be a part of this transforming work in Africa.
As the International Church seeks to participate in God’s transforming work in Africa, God is also using Africa to stir up the International Church, as individuals stand up to care for the vulnerable in their own communities.
Adam Bedford, Missions Pastor from Westside Kings Church in Calgary, and previous Hands at Work volunteer, shares about the impact that sending teams to Africa has not only on the individuals themselves, but on their communities back home.
At Hands at Work, we are continually blessed by international teams who travel to Africa to be a part of God’s work among the most vulnerable people. We strive to embrace our short term teams as not guests, but family. Our desire is they will not stand on the outside and look in, but be on the ground, confronted by God’s heart for those who suffer, and challenged to serve with the love of Jesus. If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honoured, all rejoice together – 1 Corinthians 12:26
Sam Walker first came with The Forge on a trip in 2008, and the trip has since remained a monumental moment in his life. “It was hard work for the volunteers at the Hub to accommodate me even for just one day but it made a huge difference - I caught the heart of Hands that day.”
One way the international church unites with the local church in bringing life to our children is through week-long camps. “We loved playing, having lessons, learning about God’s light, and having good food.” – Jenepher, 14 and Ruth 12, sisters from Kalende community. “They learned about mercy, obedience, and how there is God’s light all the time” – Dorothy, their Care Worker
A team of 4 from a church in Canada visit our Community Based Organisation in KaPhunga, Swaziland.
The Story Sarnia ON, Canada