Deadline near for youth trip to Africa


When Bishop Eben Nhiwatiwa of Zimbabwe and Bishop Hope Morgan Ward signed the Chabadza Covenant at the 2006 Annual Conference, they pledged that their conferences would learn from each other through frequent communication and visits.


The youth of the Mississippi Conference have a special opportunity to travel to Zimbabwe with Bishop Ward May 27-June 5.


Up to 25 youth and five adults may participate. While in Zimbabwe, the group will see the church in action as well as experience the great beauty of Africa. Young people from Mississippi will get to form relationships with youth from Zimbabwe, sharing ideas and working together.


Projected cost is $3,000-$3,500 per person. Some financial assistance will be available for this trip, but only on the basis of need. Participants are asked to find assistance from their local churches and their districts. Passports and vaccinations are required for all participants.


Applications are available at or from the conference office, 601-354-0515 or toll-free 866-647-7486.