Short-term missions partners may participate in a variety of activities, such as construction or agricultural projects, assisting in our medical clinic, or outreach in villages, schools, and orphanages. These trips are designed to give participants a taste of African life, as well as utilize your area of giftedness for the Kingdom work that needs to be done.
Eat the traditional nshima, learn to speak Nyanja, experience the star-filled African sky, worship with believers from different nations, give an orphan a gift and a smile, interact with Bible college students, and enjoy a simpler way of life. You will have an unforgettable experience as you bless others!
Guests will stay in lodging facilities on the campus of Gospelink’s Ambassador International University and, for the most part, will be eating their meals with the AIU student body and staff. Activities will be on campus and in neighboring villages and communities.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is included in the cost?
Once in Zambia, you will receive transportation to and from the airport, transportation to and from sites, three meals a day, purified drinking water, and sleeping accommodations.
What is NOT included in the cost?
Airfare, visa, passport, vaccinations, spending money, gifts, and personal insurance.
What language do they speak in Zambia?
English is language spoken throughout the country. Local tribal languages are spoken amongst the different people groups throughout Zambia.
Is Zambia safe?
Gospelink holds safety as a top priority. Gospelink staff are trained and equipped to provide a safe and incident-free mission experience. Gospelink staff will be with your team for the entire trip and will have access to transportation, cell phones, hospitals, and first aid kits at all times.
What about bugs, snakes, and other poisonous creatures?
Zambia has its share of these, as does most countries in sub-Sahara Africa. However, the chance of seeing anything dangerous is slim. In the event that one of these creatures is encountered, our staff is well prepared and equipped to handle such a situation.
How do I get from the airport to the ministry location?
Gospelink staff will be waiting for you at the airport when you arrive in Zambia. We will then provide transportation from the airport to the ministry location and back again at the end of the trip.
What airport do I fly into?
You will fly into Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (LUN) in Lusaka, the capital of Zambia.
Can I eat the food and drink the water?
All food and drink provided by Gospelink during trips is safe for consumption. Water at the Ambassador International University comes from a deep, pure aquifer and is safe to drink. Purified drinking water will be provided for the teams staying off campus.
Will there be an opportunity to buy souvenirs?
There will be opportunity to shop for souvenirs either on the day of your arrival or departure. The students of Ambassador International University also generate hand-made items. Purchasing items from the students allows them to generate a bit of income.
What kind of food will we be eating?
While serving in Zambia, a variety of meals will be offered, from local cuisine to American food. A typical meal in Zambia consists of rice or nshima (a corn meal-based food), beans, and a vegetable. Breakfast consists of oatmeal, boiled eggs, and toast. Meat (primarily chicken) is available at dinner.
Are you ready to experience missions in Zambia?