Rachel Stephens’ South Africa Trip

I’m headed to South Africa over Summer to build a playground with a team from The Shoreline! We are partnering with Kids Around the World and Life Community Services to help the local school & community, provide meals, and build relationships with the people in George, South Africa.

My teacher self is so excited at the opportunity to provide a safe place where kids can gather and play. I look forward to learning, growing, and serving in a new way this summer.

Thank you so much for partnering with me on this amazing opportunity! Check out more details below.

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About the Campaign

The team from Shoreline Church will be working with Life Christian Academy, a Christian school for the underprivileged in George, South Africa in June 2023. We are partnering with Kids Around the World  to build a playground and build relationships in this community for future trips. Kids Around the World is a US based nonprofit whose mission is to share God’s transforming hope with kids and their communities through food, play, and story.

South Africa is especially near and dear to me since one of my best friends moved down there a few years ago. I get to hear about the beautiful people and landscapes. Not only will this be an amazing opportunity to serve and make an impact, I’ll get to spend time with her, meet her community, and explore the place she calls home.

The teacher in me is excited to use my calling to help serve globally. Mentoring students, playing with kids, and traveling are some of my greatest passions and I’m thrilled to put my skills to use in Africa.

I really appreciate all the support and encouragement. Please keep the team in your prayers – specifically for safety as we build the playground, as we travel around the world, and as we spread the good news & love of Jesus. Can’t wait to keep you updated along the way!

*Since The Shoreline Church is a 501(c)3 non-profit, all donations given are tax deductible and you will receive a donation statement at the end of the year.

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24 comments

  • Dana Stephens

    What an opportunity! Thank you for sharing your gifts and talents for the good of others!

    April 3, 2023 at 6:09 pm Reply

  • Doris Stephens

    Have a wonderful trip. God bless you for serving the Lord. Proud of you!!

    April 9, 2023 at 9:09 am Reply

  • Adam Kingston

    We’re stoked for you Rach!

    April 18, 2023 at 4:12 am Reply

  • Ron Stephens

    So glad you can go and make a difference!!

    April 19, 2023 at 3:04 pm Reply

  • Dana Hurlbut

    This is such a wonderful outreach to the children in South Africa. I just love the Kids Around the World organization as well. Enjoy this time meeting new people, exploring a cool part of our world, and making a difference to so many children. This is amazing Rachel!

    April 23, 2023 at 6:42 am Reply

  • Kay Steele

    This sounds amazing! This is such a nice thing to do!

    April 25, 2023 at 10:11 am Reply

  • Anna Chu

    I’m so glad that you are doing this for their school. This must be so fun to do, and such a great opportunity to help other people. Keep up the good work!

    April 25, 2023 at 7:46 pm Reply

  • Railey Korinke

    Ms Stephens: you are amazing! Thank you for doing this!

    April 26, 2023 at 9:26 am Reply

  • Lea Moses

    We’re grateful for the chance to support you on this incredible trip! We hope that it is a memorable and rewarding time.

    April 29, 2023 at 7:27 am Reply

  • Karon and Jeff Hurlbut

    Love you!

    April 29, 2023 at 1:39 pm Reply

  • Valerie Stephens

    So excited for you to experience this outreach ! Can’t wait to hear all about it!!

    April 30, 2023 at 4:46 pm Reply

  • Bonni & Dave Stachowiak

    Rachel, wishing you well for this trip — and thank you for doing such good work in the world!

    April 30, 2023 at 6:26 pm Reply

  • Aviana Amaral

    Get it GIRL!

    April 30, 2023 at 7:29 pm Reply

  • Becky Brown

    Awesome opportunity!! You will bring joy and light! I’ll be praying for you!!

    April 30, 2023 at 8:08 pm Reply

  • Gavin Angelos

    Thank you for being a great teacher and role model! I can’t wait to hear about your experience and the difference you made to the community in George!

    April 30, 2023 at 9:09 pm Reply

  • Lule Hoda

    What an incredible cause. You are amazing Ms. Stephens. Our kids are blessed to have your influence.

    May 1, 2023 at 7:17 am Reply

  • James Freeman

    Have a wonderful trip!!

    May 1, 2023 at 8:11 am Reply

  • Aubrie Smith

    You rock. Ms. Stephens! The Smiths wish you a safe, fantastic, rewarding adventure!

    May 1, 2023 at 8:42 am Reply

  • Amber & Shawn Stephens

    We are so stoked for you and can’t wait to hear all about your adventures!! 🙂

    May 1, 2023 at 7:07 pm Reply

  • Nina Huynh

    What an amazing opportunity! We are happy to support you and wish you well with your travels!

    May 2, 2023 at 10:56 am Reply

  • Joanne Livingston

    Thank you for being such an amazing and supportive teacher to L.X. We wish you the best. Safe travels and enjoy the sights.

    May 4, 2023 at 6:52 pm Reply

  • Linda Pasin

    Such a wonderful thing you are doing! Wonderful travels!

    May 4, 2023 at 10:02 pm Reply

  • Quinn Pasin

    Have a wonderful trip miss Stephens! Those kids are lucky to have you

    May 4, 2023 at 10:05 pm Reply

  • Leah Stephens

    We’re excited for you! Thank you for giving of your time and effort, we know you’ll be a blessing and will in turn be blessed even more so!

    May 5, 2023 at 8:58 am Reply