South Africa

Africa Trek Leaders

The Africa Trek practices discipleship on the move. The Trek travels through Africa for 3 months at a time.  As an Africa Trek leader, you have the privilege of journeying on a number of Treks for approximately six months per year, serving missionaries and churches, while discipling Trek participants.
Africa Trek leaders are required to have participated in an Africa Trek themselves and must be willing to live in community 24/7 for 3 months at a time, modeling total transparency themselves.

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Requirements

Africa Trek leaders are:
• Passionate about discipleship and live this out in their daily lives
• Flexible and comfortable to live basically in the ‘bush’
• Competent in basic administrative skills
• Comfortable with driving larger vehicles in Africa
• Expected to serve with a secondary ministry within OM between Treks

Start Date

As soon as possible

Commitment Length

1-2 Years

All jobs/opportunities on this site are unsalaried. Most people joining OM have to raise financial support to cover their living expenses, usually through gifts from home churches and other supporters.

Photos from South Africa

Stories from South Africa

Dear missions

“Dear Missions,

It’s been a while since we first started on this adventure together….It’s been good and I’m thankful for this opportunity, but there are a few things I wish you had told me before I boarded that first plane. So I’m writing you this letter with the hope that the next person to join you will know some of these things beforehand. And that those already with you will know that they are not alone.”

Back to the future

“The new year is here,” says Renette. “The world tells us to make new year’s resolutions and nothing is wrong with doing that. Let’s not just look to the new year, let’s remember and celebrate the past year.”

Combining personal passion with ministry

Ride2Transform allows teams on two wheels to pedal far and wide, praying and sharing the love of Christ in least reached areas in Europe and Africa.

Cling like a gecko

“‘…cling to what is good.’ I want to cling to what is good in the Lord’s eyes with all my strength,” says OMer Rebecca. “Cling like my life is on the line. Cling to His goodness. Cling to His grace. Cling to His love. Cling to His Word. Cling to His promises. For I know they are good.”

Love yourself

“It struck me the other day that I can only love others as much as I love myself,” shares Renette. “Now that I say it, it sounds so obvious. If there is something I struggle to love about myself—like my weight or lack of self-confidence—then these are the things I also struggle to love in others. If someone has more confidence than I have, jealousy creeps in and I struggle to love their confidence.”

Turn to Him

“People would ask me how it was going, how I liked the city, and without fail some comment about the weather would pop out of my mouth quicker than I could swallow it back. The weather. That’s what I chose to talk about day after day. Because it was safe,” shares OMer Rebecca. “I didn’t want to admit it, but I was struggling. I wasn’t sure what I was doing or where I was going in life. But saying that I was struggling out loud felt like failing and I am not one for failure.”