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A Chariots for Hope Vision Trip allows you to experience the heartbeat of Chariots for Hope’s work in Kenya. You’ll meet the children who are at the center of our ministry, see where they’ve come from and understand the transformational difference the home has made in their lives. Additionally you’ll witness firsthand the passion our Kenyan staff members have for every child as they pour into their lives.

Along with Chariots US leadership traveling with you, you’ll meet our Kenyan team members and learn about the daily joys and struggles that come with raising the children in their care and creating a family environment. You’ll also be brought face to face with the struggle of poverty, wrestling through how that intersects with American life.

We believe you’ll walk away with a new understanding of hope after experiencing life at the homes and interacting with children and staff. You’ll also discover practical ways that you can invest in the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children through the work of Chariots for Hope.

 

To learn more about upcoming opportunities to travel to Kenya, email [email protected]

Meet Me in Mahiga – Spring 2018

A trip hosted by Chariots for Hope in partnership with Christ’s Home, core partner for Mahiga Children’s Home

This trip is intended for child sponsors and supporters of Mahiga Children’s Home

Please contact us for the specific trip dates. Email us at [email protected]

Day 1 – Leave for Kenya, late afternoon flight

Day 2 – Arrive in Kenya, spend the night in Nairobi

Days 3 – 7 – You’ll visit Mahiga Children’s home. While there, expect to spend time with children and staff, experience the culture of the home, hear from leadership about their goals and struggles, and share Kenyan meals together. You’ll also visit local communities to see where the children have come from.

Days 8-9 – Experience Safari!

Day 10 – After breakfast and an early game drive we’ll head to Nairobi where you’ll have the chance to shop for souvenirs before we head to the airport.

Day 11 – Arrive home

Typically trips cost between $2,600 – $3,200. This price covers airfare, accommodations, transportation and meals for the duration of the trip.

The cost of your passport, immunizations and any souvenirs would be your responsibility.

To take the next step in reserving your spot on a vision trip, email us [email protected] we’d love to answer any questions and send out our registration package.

We’d love to talk with you about the trip and answer any questions you might have!

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 267-815-1067

We’d also encourage you to take a look at our Travel Guide

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Vision Trip – Summer 2018

A trip hosted by Chariots for Hope open to supporters, child sponsors, and those looking to gain a better understanding of Chariots for Hope’s work in Kenya.

Please contact us for the specific trip dates. Email us at [email protected]

Day 1 – Leave for Kenya, late afternoon flight

Day 2 – Arrive in Kenya, spend the night in Nairobi

Days 3 & 4 – You’ll visit your first children’s home. While there, expect to spend time with children and staff, experience the culture of the home, hear from leadership about their goals and struggles, and share Kenyan meals together. You’ll also visit local communities to see where the children have come from.

Day 5 – Travel to a second home in time for afternoon tea and a manager guided tour of the home.

Days 6 -8 – Jump into life at the children’s home, spending time with the kids, visit a local school and learn what makes this home unique.

Day 9 – Time for safari! After a delicious lunch we’ll participate in our first game drive to see the amazing animals and landscape of Africa.

Day 10 – Expect a day of relaxation, game drives, and great food at Safari. We’ll also invest time debriefing your experiences on the trip. Helping you to contextualize what you’ve witnessed and experiences to be prepared to share with friends and family upon arriving home.

Day 11 – After breakfast and an early game drive we’ll head to Nairobi where you’ll have the chance to shop for souvenirs before we head to the airport.

Day 12 – Arrive home

Typically trips cost between $2,600 – $3,200. This price covers airfare, accommodations, transportation and meals for the duration of the trip.

The cost of your passport, immunizations and any souvenirs would be your responsibility.

To take the next step in reserving your spot on a vision trip, email us [email protected] we’d love to answer any questions and send out our registration package.

We’d love to talk with you about the trip and answer any questions you might have!

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 267-815-1067

We’d also encourage you to take a look at our Travel Guide

2016 Travel Guide cover image

Q: I’m looking for a mission trip, should I consider a Chariots for Hope trip?

A: Our trips are more of a  vision trip created with the intention of giving our travelers a holistic understanding of the ministry of Chariots for Hope to see how God may lead them to be involved in the ministry. While we will be investing in the lives of our staff members and children, this may not match your expectation of a traditional mission trip.

Our trips are also a time for current supporters and child sponsors to come see the work they have invested in and meet their sponsor children.

Q: Is there an age restriction on this trip?

A: This trip is designed for individuals over the age of 21 unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Q: How physically exerting is this trip

A: We intend these trips to be manageable for most all adults. We’ve had travelers as old as 82 travel with us. It is not likely that you would ever need to walk more than .25 miles. We’d be happy to talk through specifics with you at any point.

Q: I’m looking to bring a group to Kenya from my church or organization, is that possible?

A: We’d love to hear from you and see if planning a private trip for your group is a good fit. Contact us at [email protected] and we’ll get the conversation started!

Q: Why don’t your trips include work projects?

A: At Chariots for Hope we are committed to the communities that surround each of our 8 children’s homes. For this reason we believe it is important to support the local tradesmen when we complete projects. We encourage our trip members to invest their time into building relationships and bringing encouragement to our children and staff.

Have a question that’s not included above? We’d love to have a conversation!

[email protected] or 267-815-1067