Want to travel to South Africa and visit with Hopewell's mission partners without leaving the country? Bring your whole family to our travel-free experience for all ages! You'll get a taste of what it's like to join a team and interact with our South Africa mission partners. All events will take place at Hopewell and you are welcome to register for any portion of the weekend. Here’s what to expect each day:

For more info, contact Jen Lisowski at Jen@hopewellumc.org or 610-269-1545.

Friday, April 29:

6:30-8:30 PM

Introduction to Prison Ministry

Adults and Youth:

  • Intro to Prison Ministry and Q & A with Cornel De Beer
  • Prayer Walk Experience
  • Paper bead making: Many current and former inmates create elaborate paper beads and jewelry to support themselves and their families. They’ll teach us how to do it in this hands-on experience.
  • Chocolate tasting: Production of chocolate is a large industry in South Africa. We’ll taste a variety of flavors of chocolate made in South Africa.

Saturday, April 30:

10:00-11:30 AM

Introduction to Mosaic

Adults and Youth:

  • Video Tour of the Mosaic sites
  • Live Q & A with Mosaic CEO, Meyer Conradie


  • Learn some fun songs, dances, and games taught by other kids from Mosaic, South Africa
  • Crafts for our friends at Mosaic

11:30 AM-1:00 PM

Authentic South African Lunch (All ages)

1:00-3:00 PM

Adults and Youth:

  • Brick Wall Building demonstration: Try laying a few bricks and get a feel for a building trip to South Africa.
  • Walk through a Mosaic home
  • Kite-building Challenge


  • Prayer Walk with interactive stations
  • A Travel through South Africa Scavenger Hunt with Passports

Sunday, May 1:

8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Worship for all ages will include:

  • South African hymns and songs
  • Blessing from Aunt Suzie
  • Update on the Mosaic gardens

KidzWorld (9:30 & 11:00):

  • Safari and Prayer for South Africa

Catalyst Youth (9:30):

  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Food tasting

12:00-1:00 PM

All ages:

  • Live meet and greet with Mosaic Moms
  • Food tasting
  • Visit the mokuku (shack home) display outside the main doors

6:00-8:00 PM

Kids (during KidzWorld Create):

  • Wall building challenge

 Catalyst Youth:

  • South African music during worship
  • Brick Wall Building challenge
  • Make Soap to take to South Africa