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Hidden World - Explore Lost Civilisations


“Look at the nations and watch— and be utterly amazed.  For I am going to do
something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told.
” -Hab.1:5

The Father is doing something extraordinary in the nations. He is calling you to be an instrument in His divine unfolding plan even if you don’t believe it.  Dare to risk all comfort and go on a life-changing journey of faith to see God at work and to watch how He leads you into divine situations and mighty acts.

Hidden World is an expedition deep into the heart of Latin America.  It is  packed with adventure, mystery, challenges and wonders that encourage you to trust God in a new way.  Volcanoes and rainforests paint the backdrop to these mysteries.  The vibrant Latino culture fill the streets with laughter; the age-old Mayan, Inca and Aztec Amerindians add a sense of depth and colour to the towns.  There is a hidden world that is yet to be unlocked - a world of adventure and surrender, Light and darkness, riches and poverty, bustling cities and forgotten towns.


The three keywords Encourage, Disciple and Serve are the basic outcomes of the journey and will be the focus when the team ministers.  A Life of Simplicity, faith and exploring is central.  Learning to speak Spanish and learning about Latin America's cultures in order to be more effective in communicating and evangelizing will be important. You will also focus on one-on-one relationships with locals in order to encourage, disciple and serve well.

The Hidden World is a Faith Journey for God's Glory to be realised!

Adventure Awaits
Join the Hidden World Journey NOW!



Using every mode of transport available, the Hidden World Team will discover South- and Central America, as well as the Caribbean islands in eight months.  Starting in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa, they will travel through more than 10  nations in the western hemisphere.

Follow this link to see a possible Hidden World itinerary:

Possible itinerary for Hidden World 2017


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)
* A teachable and adventurous spirit is required.

When is the next journey?
Our next journey will start in January 2017.
Participants must be available from 06 January 2017 – 27 November 2017.


(Successful applicants can request 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, please contact our office.

The sliding cost scale for participation in Hidden World 2017 will be as follows:

Category A country of income - R 79 000  (ZAR, Brazil, etc.)
Category C country of income - R 98 000  (USA, UK, New Zealand, Australia, 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 can assist you with your fundraising as well.

We are currently accepting applications for our 2017 Hidden World journey!


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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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