Diocese of Portsmouth

    Teenagers set for Ghana trip next year

    Beyond our diocese
    11 July 2019

    TEENAGERS are set to embark on a life-changing journey to Ghana next summer.

    Following its success in 2016, another Project Ghana trip is due to return to the Diocese of Ho over the course of two weeks. This will be part of an initiative to establish links that will develop and deepen the long-term relationship between Portsmouth deanery and the Diocese of Ho.

    The aim is to take a group of 14 teenagers between 15 and 18 from churches across Portsmouth and give them an eye-opening experience of Christianity in an entirely new context within Ghana. The group hopes to support their fellow diocese in its mission to spread the love of Jesus within its community and also form lasting relationships between the people of their deanery and Ho.

    Among the activities organised for the trip include practical projects for the benefit of the Ghanaian people, such as painting classrooms or installing play equipment. At the end of the visit, the group will also visit Cape Coast to gain a deeper understanding over the issues of historical slavery.

    During the trip, participants will be eating local foods, have restricted access to electricity and will fit in with the local customs. There will be daily times of prayer and bible study for the whole group.

    The cost of the trip will be around £1,600 and each participant will be required to fundraise the full amount for their trip. There will be joint fundraising activities for the whole group with the sending churches expected to support their young people. Training and cultural awareness days will also be provided before the trip.

    The Project G trip will last from 24th August to 4th September 2020. For an Application Form, please email ghana2020@sjs.church. The closing date for applications is 27th September 2019.

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