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Ancient Paths

Do you feel called to embark on a pilgrimage?  Do you feel called to a life of purpose and destiny?

Read Scriptures in the shadows of the heroes of faith. Dive into the crystal clear waters of the Red Sea. Walk in the footsteps of Jesus. Listen to the heart of a Syrian refugee. Eat Turkish delight. See ancient cities. Learn to understand context, culture and truth. Experience the Bosnian beauty, war-stories and coffee-friends, etc.

This one-year journey offers a unique opportunity not only to travel through the Ancient Paths of the Middle East and the Balkans, but also spend a significant amount of time being part of an exciting response to God-at-work in the midst of nations’ crisis.

This journey will also include a few Biblical study courses (Veritas 1, 2 and 3)


Countries you will visit are:  Jordan, Egypt, Israel, Turkey, England, Scotland and Bosnia (and possibly Greece, Macedonia and Croatia)

You will spend 3 months sharing with Syrians in Jordan.


Who can apply?

* Christians with a heart for the nations
* Eighteen years and older
* All nationalities are welcome
* Individuals as well as married couples
* Enter as an individual or as a team (5 to 6 people)

When is the first Ancient Paths journey?

The first Ancient Paths journey will start on 06 January 2017.
Participants must be available from 06 January 2017 – 27 November 2017.

(Successful applicants will receive their very own copy of "We have come this far by Faith" - the official Global Challenge Expeditions Documentary)

*If the participant is under the age of 18 year when the travel commence, we will need an unabridged birth certificate, an affidavit from the parents giving permission for the minor to travel and certified copies of the parents' identity documents.

Costs involved:
We have sought to respond to the economic differences of our potential students through a sliding scale depending on average income levels of the nation you come from. We have found this to be the fairest way to address economic differences.
We base our charges for GCEX Journeys on our budgeted expenses and by taking into consideration the national average Per Capita Income (PCI) of 208 countries.

These countries are assigned to one of three categories based on the PCI. They are:
Category A – Countries or territories with a PCI between US $0 - $10,000.
Category B – Countries or territories with a PCI of more than US $10,000

For a complete list of countries and the category they are assigned to, please contact our office.

The sliding cost scale for participation of Ancient Paths 2017 will be as follows:

Category A country of income - R 75 000.00 (ZAR, Brazil, etc.)
Category C country of income - R 94 000.00 (USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, etc.)

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*PCI categories will be allocated according to your country of income in the year prior to your participation.

NOTE: Costs may change without prior notice due to fluctuations in exchange rates. See terms and conditions

The above costs include:
All expenses for your entire journey, like: travel, flight tickets, food, lodging, ministry expenses and all other planned activities.

The above costs do not include:

Travel to and from the start and end of the journey, visas, travel insurance, communications, entry into unplanned sights, spending money, etc.

Global Challenge Expeditions encourages a lifestyle of simplicity and participants will have to be willing to, in every situation, choose the cheapest way of transport, accommodation, etc.

A more complete budget and financial guide will be available to successful candidates.

How do I apply and what happens there after?
* Step 1 - Complete the Quick App below
* Step 2 - Submit Application
* Step 3 - Give time for us to respond to your application

One of our staff members will assist and guide you through the rest of the application process.

Once you have been accepted into the selection process you will have to fill out a longer Second Application and also pay a non-refundable admin-fee of R200.

Successful candidates will receive an Official Members Guide with all the information needed to prepare you for an awesome adventure around the world. 

We are currently accepting applications for our 2017 Ancient Paths journey!


Contact Details

Global Challenge Expeditions Trust
Registration Number: 066-651-NPO
Street Address: 11 Tulip Street, Jeffreys Bay, 6330, South Africa
Postal Address: PO Box 1064, Jeffreys Bay, 6330

Telephone: (+27)42 293 1511
Fax: (+27)42 293 2964

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