Africa2018-12-05T21:02:42+00:00

We have forgotten how to get along. Some will suggest this is nothing new.

But what if it didn’t have to be this way?

We are inviting you to come and see this life-changing message of hope, forgiveness, and unity while immersing yourself in the indescribable culture of Africa.

In 2013, we launched a pastors conference. We had no idea what to expect, but we had learned many valuable lessons and we saw an opportunity to share those with people around the world. We tackled topics such as boundaries, conflict resolution, and forgiveness. As we shared this message that God had given us, we realized we are all more similar than we thought. And together, we can make a powerful difference.

So far, The Genius of One Conference has been hosted in Sierra Leone, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. We know that God is calling us further in and around the globe, but we can’t mobilize without you.

Will you join us?

I’M IN

DAY 1: WELCOME
Attend a local church service and visit the Kigali Genocide Museum.

DAY 2-3: CONFERENCE
Attend The Genius of One conference and visit a nearby village that has been impacted by Living Water International and Hope International.

DAY 4: DEBRIEF
Celebrate and debrief your experience with leadership and others in the group. Depart for the Serengeti.

DAY 5-6: SAFARI
Take a group safari through the Serengeti to experience Africa’s Great Migration.

DAY 7: DEPART
Return to Kilgali airport to begin the journey home (arrive in the US on Sunday, July 28).

Watch the videos below to see highlights and testimonials from participants, as well as US leaders and pastors, who have come and seen for themselves.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the daily schedule for the trip?2018-12-04T17:06:20+00:00

DAY 1: WELCOME

Sunday, July 21

Attend a local church service and visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial Museum.

DAY 2-3: CONFERENCE

Monday, July 22 – Tuesday, July 23

Attend The Genius of One conference and visit a nearby village that has been impacted by Living Water Internationaland HOPE International

DAY 4: DEBRIEF

Wednesday, July 24

Celebrate and debrief your experience with leadership and others in the group.  Depart of the Serengeti.

DAY 5-6: SAFARI

Thursday, July 25 – Friday, July 26

Take a group safari through the Serengeti to experience Africa’s Great Migration.

DAY 7: DEPART

Saturday, July 27

Return to Kigali airport to begin the journey home (arrive in the US on Sunday, July 28).

How much will the trip cost?2018-12-04T17:09:31+00:00

We’re estimating the cost to be around $6000/person. 

Flights $3000
Hotel (4 nights) $600 (double occupancy)
Extra Meals $100
Serengeti Safari $2000 (all-inclusive)
Vaccinations $200
Gratuities/Other $100
TOTAL $6,000/person
Should I book my own flights?2018-12-04T17:13:18+00:00

You can book your own flights, just make sure you arrive in Kigali (KGL) by Saturday evening, July 20.  (That will mean departing the US on Friday, July 19.)

Here is an example of flights departing from Atlanta and Washington DC:

DELTA

Connecting through Amsterdam:

ATL-AMS (5:41pm-8:05am) AMS-KGL (10:40am-7:00pm)

(Return flight)

UNITED

Connecting through Brussels:

IAD-BRU (5:35pm-7:15am) BRU-KGL (10:40am-7:05pm)

(Return flight)

 

We are happy to assist in searching for additional flights to help meet your travel needs.  If you would like assistance with flight options, feel free to reach out to Heather Mallinckrodt at heatherm@thecrossing.church with your questions. 

Should I book my own hotel room?2018-12-04T17:14:03+00:00

During the conference, we will be staying at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre Kigali (breakfast is included). Please book your own room.  We do have a block reserved at a discounted rate under “The Genius of One Conference” until April 30, 2019.  

 

If you are travelling solo and would prefer sharing a room, please e-mail Heather Mallinckrodt at heatherm@thecrossing.church and we can connect you with other guests looking to share a hotel room.

Do I need a passport and visa?2018-12-04T17:10:24+00:00

Yes. You must have a valid passport that expires 1/28/20 or later. You can obtain your visa when you land at the Kigali airport for $30/person.   (Please bring cash in USD.)

What vaccinations will I need?2018-12-04T17:10:40+00:00

Yellow fever vaccination is required, and proof of vaccination is required upon arrival at the airport.

Other suggested vaccinations are typhoid, hepatitis A&B, cholera, rabies, and influenza.  Please talk with your doctor.  You can also consider making an appointment with Passport Health.

What is the weather like in Rwanda?2018-12-04T17:10:54+00:00

July is in the middle of the dry season, with temperatures ranging from about 82°F/28°C to 61°F/16°C.

What should I pack?2018-12-04T17:11:11+00:00

We will update you with packing information later this spring. 

What if I’m extending my trip?2018-12-04T17:11:41+00:00

Please make sure to check with your travel agent for any additional information such as vaccinations, visas, or other pertinent details about the countries you plan to visit. 

More questions?
Email heatherm@thecrossing.church