Join Developing Workers and Grace Community Church, Tempe as we travel back to the beautiful island of Zanzibar,Tanzania!
We absolutely love the people there and can’t wait to go back to serve this unique community! We will be working with the local pastors, social workers and doctors to meet some of the basic unmet needs in the community, and to connect people to their local church. All types of volunteers are needed for this trip – medical and non-medical.
GO… Apply now and let’s MAKE DISCIPLES OF ALL NATIONS together!
SEND… Or contribute now to support someone who has already registered (Select the person’s name under Gift Designation)
PRAY… Join us in praying for God to move in the hearts of the people in Zanzibar!
June 15, 2023 – June 26, 2023
Estimated trip cost is $3,900 per person which includes their airfare, lodging and meals. Trip cost may increase for those who apply after March 31, 2023.
Please note: Applications will be available to volunteers outside Grace Community Church, Tempe beginning March 15th, 2023 if the trip is not full prior to this time. Currently, COVID vaccinations are preferred but not required (10/01/22).
Zanzibar is a beautiful island that consists of several islands lying off the coast of East Africa south of the Somali sea in the Indian Ocean. It is about 16-30 miles from the mainland of Tanzania and is also known as the Spice Islands. Zanzibar’s main industries are spices, raffia and tourism.
The official languages of Zanzibar are Kiswahili and English.
Roughly 98 percent of the population in the islands are Muslim, with the vast majority being Sunni and a minority being Ibadi, Ismaili and Twelver Shia.
Estimated trip cost is $3900 per person.
Each team member is responsible for raising and submitting the necessary donation amount to cover trip costs. All donors will receive a tax receipt for their donation(s).
The trip total covers costs for airfare from the departure airport (Phoenix) to the arrival airport, food, lodging, water, travel health insurance, t-shirt, training, in-country transport, and translators. Air travel can be customized to depart from your selected airport however that added cost will be the traveler’s responsibility.
The deposit for this trip is $300. This is non-refundable. Once we begin ticketing for this trip we will reach out to you about submitting an additional $1200 for ticketing. The exact date for ticketing is not set since it is determined by registrations received and flight pricing. We will keep you apprised.
All trip funds are due in full 30 days before travel.
Please note: COVID vaccinations are preferred but not required at this time (10/01/22).
All COVID related testing before, during, and after the trip is not included in the trip cost. Also, additional trip expenses due to quarantine or illness are not included in the trip cost.
During the 5 days of clinic, we have the opportunity to build relationships with the local pastors as well as share the gospel with each person who comes through clinic. As people come through and have their physical needs met, we listen to their stories, learn of their social needs and assess their discipleship needs. Then they receive vitamins, a dewormer, and any necessary medicine. Patients feel seen, heard, and cared for. By the end of clinic, they have an opportunity to hear the gospel and receive prayer. At this point their hearts and minds are even more open because we have built a relationship of trust with each patient as they walk through clinic. Those in need of a deeper restorative discipleship relationship are offered an opportunity to be connected with a local HERO to walk with them on this journey. As a team, we have the opportunity to be part of their journey.
All types of volunteers are needed for this trip – medical and non-medical. We are looking for a variety of doctors, PA’s, NP’s, registered nurses, EMT’s, paramedics, students, and VOLUNTEERS. Each team of volunteers serves to provide medical exams, nutritional assessments, deworming, vitamins, dental hygiene instruction, medicine, and community safety (CSI) evaluations. Every patient is led through spiritual counseling and has the opportunity to be connected with the local church for follow up and discipleship. There is a place for everyone to serve! YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL TO JOIN.