Bringing hope and the love of Jesus to the African youth by educating, discipling, and assisting their communities in becoming self-sustainable. 

Teaching at-risk children how:

  • HIV is transmitted
  • To care for those who have contracted it
  • To make Smart Choices in life to avoid contracting and transmitting it themselves

Promoting Judeo-Christian values with the Smart Choices program

  • Abstinence before marriage
  • Faithfulness to one partner in marriage 


  • Established as 501(c)(3) in 2007
  • Operating in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Uganda*
  • Completed training of 216,000 students*
  • Focused on equipping local leadership and financial accountability

*As of June 2022



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    2023 Mission Trip Information Meeting Announcement

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