Around the World Weekend is an interactive weekend-trip for all age groups. It is a great way for “beginners” and families to experience life in the majority world without the travel and cost of a mission trip. Through this program, you are provided with an opportunity to participate in hands-on activities with an international perspective, while focusing on the geography and cultural studies of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. These activities take place in a Global Village with replica homes from around the world. Activities may include making tortillas from scratch, adobe bricks, fuel efficient stoves, and third world simulation games. Additionally, this program introduces you to basic and simple Appropriate Technologies. We will be staying in SIFAT’s lodge, which includes a full kitchen, bunk beds, and plenty of bathrooms – it’s comfortable! However, for the ultimate majority world experience you are welcome to spend Saturday night in the country of your choice.

Fri: Arrive Friday evening, fellowship and meet the SIFAT staff.
Sat: Breakfast and introduction to SIFAT by SIFAT staff. Team service project on the SIFAT campus.  Interactive tour of the Global Village: Ecuador, Bolivia, Guatemala, Nepal, the Philippines, Liberia and Uganda. Or participate in the Challenge Course. Sat evening bonfire with burgers, dogs, s’mores and singing. Camp out in a global village country of your choice. (camping out is NOT required)
Sun: Worship service in the outdoor chapel. Pack up and depart by noon
Cost: $40 per person. No fee for children under 2 Note: Price includes SIFAT programming. 3 meals on Sat, and breakfast on Sun. provided Families are responsible for their dinner on Fri.
Contact Keith Foster at or 334-319-6024 for more information or to sign up.