During the recent Global Roundtable in Pretoria (South Africa), leaders from around the world had the opportunity to add their signatures on a bus that will soon depart on an epic adventure through Africa.
Coming October 2015, five(5) people, of which one is only nine(9) years old, will depart by road from South Africa to Germany with a ’94 VW Kombi.
Adriaan Adams, one of the team members says that this initiative developed from a conversation on how to creatively share what God is doing in and through the young people of Africa. Adams had extensively travel Africa in the last 18 years and says there is something stirring amongst the emerging generation of younger leaders who is about to flood the continent in a way never experienced before. The challenge is that many of these initiatives are taking place independent of each other, and mostly in isolation. The goal is to create awareness of these developing movements, hoping to add momentum through partnership development, and providing a tangible platform through which we all could partake and celebrate Africa.
The adventure, formally known as ‘#followthebus’, can be followed through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and their own Youtube channel. In addition they will do regular live broadcast sessions via Periscope, and will you be able to see the action as it happens.
The journey will see them travel just less than 17 600 km; going through 21 countries and 3 continents. All in 80 days. Throughout they will stop at various places to learn more about the local initiatives taking place. This include areas, but are not limited to; Livingstone, The Gwembe Valley, Lusaka, Lilongwe, Blantyre, Nkopola, Arusha, Nairobi, Addis Ababa, etc. These experiences will be recorded and shared in various forms, of which the followthebus.org website would be the best platform to start reading about it.
#followthebus is facilitated through a partnership of two younger leader mission movements. The Africa movement, Moving Into Action (www.movingintoaction.co.za) has taken the responsibility in driving the bus to Europe where it will be handed over to the European younger leader movement, Mission-Net (www.mission-net.org). This will take place at the Mission-Net congress of at least 2500+ young people who are gathering from 28 December to 2 January in Offenburg. Thereafter Mission-Net will follow a similar approach by travelling through Europe and create awareness of younger leader initiatives within their respective regions.
For more information visit their website at www.followthebus.org and subscribe to the weekly newsletter, or follow them on:
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/followthebus.org Twitter – https://twitter.com/followthebusorg Periscope – On the website are guidelines to how people can follow our live broadcasting sessions through Periscope. Instagram – https://instagram.com/followthebus/