Zimbabwe, Africa

May 15 - 30, 2015. Allow a couple of days for travel to site. 

Registration—Read and Follow Instructions!


To register follows the link: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=evdjsljab&oeidk=a07e9pzaxin2c83bede


  1. Fill out all your personal information 
  2. Under “Name of your Church, Conference, and Union put ARKLA(all caps)
  3. Under “I will be Preaching” select my own sermons, only if you have your own sermons. If you do not have your own sermons, select ShareHim sermons.
  4. Under “Reference” put Jeff Villegas as your pastor—Phone # 318-631-6240
  5. Under “Payment” select Pay by Check


Keep in mind that we only have 30 spots for young adults (ages 18-35), so registration is first come, first served! 



In order to be considered you must comply with the following requirment. You must take the online course for Shield the Vulnerable at http://www.shieldthevulnerable.org and do the background check at the end of the class. This course and background check is free of charge to the participant. If it is your first time doing this class, please follow the following steps:

Click on First Time Sign up, then select Seventh-day Adventist as your organization, then select Southwestern Union as your Union Level, and then Arkansas-Louisiana as your Conference level. Once you have done these steps, simply follow the instructions. NOTE: If you have done Shield the Vulnerable in the past three years you do not have to do it, however, if you are on your fourth year you will have to do it again, since the background check is good for three years. 

Before you travel:

Make sure your Passport is current. Do not wait until the last minute to get or renew your Passport, since it can take over six weeks to be processed by U.S. Department. Also, a Tourist Visa is required. Visas can usually be obtained at the airports or other border ports-of-entry. For more information visit:  http://www.zimbabwe-embassy.us


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the following:

Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot.


Most travelers get vaccines and medicines because there is a risk of these disease in the country your are traveling:


Hepatitis A:    CDC recommends this vaccine because you can get hepatitis A through contaminated food or water in Zimbabwe, regardless of where you are eating or staying.


Malaria:          You will need to take prescription medicine before, during, and after your trip to prevent malaria. Your doctor can help you decide which medicine is right for you, and also talk to you about other steps you can take to prevent malaria. See more detailed information about malaria in Zimbabwe.


Typhoid:         You can get typhoid through contaminated food or water in Zimbabwe. CDC recommends this vaccine for most travelers, especially if you are staying with friends or relatives, visiting smaller cities or rural areas, or if you are an adventurous eater.


EBOLA:           Currently, the Ebola virus has not affected Zimbabwe. However, if the situation should change, you will be notified, and the appropriate measures will be taken.


NOTE:             Ask your doctor what vaccines and medicines you need based on where you are going (ideally 4-6 weeks before you travel), how long you are staying, what you will be doing, and if you are traveling from a country other than the U.S. For more information go to: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov 

Important items to bring:

Aside from your personal belongings; you will be responsible to bring your own laptop, power cords, plug in sockets, VGA adapter, and clickers. We will provide you with the sermon materials (unless you have your own), and if possible a projector. You will be notified if we are not able to make the projectors available.



Zimbabwe is a largely cash society without its own currency. The U.S. dollar, South African rand, and Botswana pula (near the Botswana border) are the main means of cash payment for all goods and services. Travelers’ checks are not widely accepted.



Voltage (240V):

For more information about voltage compatibility go to:  http://www.adaptelec.com/index.php?main_page=document_general_info&products_id=235 


Frequency (50Hz)



Plug In Sockets: D, G

For the most part, there are two types of electrical sockets (outlets) used in the Republic of Zimbabwe: the "Type G " British BS-1363 and the "Type D" Indian (old British BS-546 5 amp "small") sockets. If your appliance's plug doesn't match the shape of these sockets, you will need a travel plug adapter in order to plug in. Travel plug adapters simply change the shape of your appliance's plug to match whatever type of socket you need to plug into. If it's crucial to be able to plug in no matter what, bring an adapter for both types.