International Mission Teams
Kaniki welcomes mission teams who come to serve and strengthen the ongoing work at the college and surrounding areas. Mission trips are a great way to experience what life on the mission field is like, and has been the launching-pad for many long term missionaries. Living closely together and serving God in a foreign nation is challenging, but gives you a unique opportunity to grow in faith and discipleship.
Kaniki can comfortably host international teams for 1-4 weeks with a maximum of 13 people. However, if you desire to bring a larger group or come for an extended period of time, please contact us, and we will look at the possibilities of hosting you.
Come With a Team Leader
Teams must come with their own team leader, who works closely with Kaniki staff both in preparation and during the time in Kaniki. The team leader must make sure the team is always on time, prepared to accomplish the tasks given to them, and flexible whenever is needed. It is also the teamleader who are responsible for the well-being of each team member.
Short-term input in a Long-term Vision
We want to make sure teams are making a real impact in the lives and ministries involved with. We do our best to use the gifts and talents of the team strategically, so that their short term impact has effect in the long term vision of the place. While teams are welcome to bring requests of where and how to be involved, we will plan and coordinate the program for each team. We aim to make a balanced program of ministry, social work and practical work, with one full day of rest each week.
The program will also include times of fellowship with staff members, students, volunteers or other missionaries in the area, creating opportunity to learn from each other and get a deeper understanding of the Zambian culture. The primary place of service is at Kaniki, but we often link with other organisations to give a wider experience of mission.
During their free time, teams are welcome to arrange their own times of worship/prayer, trips to town, invite for a football match, or just chill by the pool side.
For teams coming more than a week, we are happy to help arranging a trip of 3-4 days to Livingstone and Victoria Falls.
Though we plan ahead and make a detailed program, expect changes and be flexible! Always be ready to serve and prepared to share a word, your testimony or lead people in prayer, this is Africa, and you might suddenly be asked to share your heart. It can be very helpful to prepare a set of games, a drama skit or bible story, a few songs, as well as your personal testimony, before coming to Kaniki – once you arrive, you always have activities to do spontaneously without much preparation.
Teams cover all costs for their stay, including, food, transport, flights, travel insurance and injections. Teams do their own shopping for all meals, but we provide a cook to prepare a cooked evening meal.
Accommodation in dorms (1-6 days): $11 pppn
Accommodation in dorms (7+ days):$9 pppn
Service fee: $70
Cook per evening meal: $6
Our team house accommodates 15 people – 2 dorms of 6 people each, a single room and a double room with shared bathroom. The house has a living room with kitchen and outside veranda. Teams have free use of the pool whenever not occupied by other groups
Kaniki Mission Teams Handbook