Joe Jonas: Africa Was Incredible!

Joe Jonas: Africa Was Incredible!

He lives!

Joe Jonas salutes from the co-pilot seat of a private plane in this new shot from his recent Africa trip.

The 20-year-old musician tweeted a long update to his fans on where he’s been and where he’s going next. Check it out:

“Sorry I have been out of touch for a while but here is what I have been up to over the last few weeks. I have missed you all so much. I would like to tell you a little bit about what I have been doing. I have seen some amazing things, met some wonderful people, tried some tasty foods, and been inches from HUGE lions. I have also experienced new cultures like I have never seen before.

“My journey began in Maun, Botswana, Africa. I brought some of my best friends with me to be a part of this incredible experience. We were all changed by what we saw.”

(Click inside for the rest of Joe‘s letter-tweet…)

“I was able to spend time with many kids and teens that go to school there. Their schools do not have the room to take care of this many people. Some of the classes had hundreds of kids in rooms smaller than most living rooms in the US. We played sports. I tested out my football skills (soccer in the US). We also played songs without by brothers. Felt strange to sing without my brothers but many of the people knew the songs, which surprised me considering that many do not have TV or radio.

“I also spent time with some of the babies that were born to mothers carrying the HIV AIDS virus. Out of the entire trip this was one of the most touching moments. I miss those children already. I was close to coming back home with many Joe Jr.s.

“One of the most powerful things to see is the joy the people had with so little material things in their lives. They were happy. Some without homes or bathrooms were still happy and wonderful to be with. It makes you think about your own life and the things you have. These people might not have a bed to sleep on but are still happy with their lives.

“We went to a couple villages where there were 7 kids with one mother in a home made out of clay and soda bottles. We were able to bring them blankets to stay warm because the nights were so cold.

“We all stayed in big tents while we were there with hot water bottles for our feet because it was so cold. Outside we could hear the sounds of monkeys climbing on the tent and Hippos close by every night. We also went on a couple safaris – a walking safari, horseback safari, and a land rover off-road safari where you are inches from deadly animals.

“Occasionally we made our safari guide mad by asking where Timon and Pumbaa from The Lion King lived. I was asked while I was there if I would be a part of an event where kids were taught to respect themselves, others, and your environment. Prince William was the main guest and we spent a lot of time together. It was an honor to get to know him and I look forward to getting to see him again soon.

“For the future, I plan on going back to Africa, as well as other nations, to help out in any way I can. I feel like hands-on work is where I feel most satisfied. I look forward to going to different places – not only Africa where I have new friends – but all around the world. It is my goal to spend 50% of my time and life doing what I can to help others.

“Happy to be back. Thanks for your support, Joe.”

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  • amanda

    FIRST!!!!!! I love Joe, he is simply amazing and has a big heart!!!

  • jenny

    He’s been back for a week so it’s nice to hear from him. The Jonas parents have raised there sons to be very giving and charitable. They all have big hearts.

  • marylin

    Good for him. I’ve kinda forgotten over him while he was gone..which is sad. Who am I to love over now. And what he did was great but why does africa get all the attention. Yes they need a lot of help, but I would go to the other smaller poor countries. Surprise!

  • emaly

    omg i love joe for going there :) he so UGH amazing

  • http://JJJ LAURENJ

    Joe Jonas is the most compassionate, kind hearted person who is just flawless…The fact he gave up his spare time to do good in Africa and take time out to spend quality time with orphans and help out says alot about his fine character as a person…This is what Joe Jonas should be recognised for not his private life…So proud to be his fan and also JB fan and when I read his twitter over and over I must admit he left me teary eye with awe and just how lovable and generous Joe is…A fan for forever and ever…God Bless Joe Jonas!!!!

  • kaelli

    Way to go Joe! This is a much better way for a star to do outside of all Hollywood’s glamor. It’s great that he had thoughts going on about other people in the world with barely enough. His experience must be an inspiration for all other Hollywood stars as long as it is not for show.

    BTW, @marylin: Yeah, I agree that there are other countries with the same situation. Anyway, this is just the start.

  • joejonaslover

    i luvvvvvvvvvvv him

  • Yolanda

    Captain JoeJo can land his jumbo jet on my runway anyday!!!!!!

  • Amie

    He is sooo nice, I met him yesterday !!!!

  • Ella

    My baby boy is back on the business! I love you Joe. <3

  • simone

    Wow I’m humbled by his compassion and dedicated to things that arnt so #hollywood# very impressed mate! Keep it up ur making the world very proud!!

  • Ana

    This is sooooooooooooooooooooooooo cuteeeeeeeeee!! He and his brothers are such amazing persons!!! I would read this letter a 1000 times more,its sooo…sensitive,and nice and warm. :) I love u guys!!!

  • Emma

    @jenny: totally agree

  • Emma

    @LAURENJ: i totally agree with u… joe jonas

  • Emma

    Joe is a good-hearted human n i love him for that..its really nice of him to help people in need in his spare time..thats really sweet
    Keep it up joe!!!! We all are proud of u:)

  • megan

    My mom experienced the same thing when she went to Uganda. It’s a life-changing experience and I’m glad Joe got to be a part of it. :)

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  • Nkeeyah

    I love him! Thank you joe. You are an amazing person. Mr. and Mrs. Jonas must be so proud

  • jess

    Joe has such a great heart! that’s the why I love him so much! you can tell he likes to help those childrens just by his smile. God blees you Joe for being this great and inspirational guy!

    seriously , I’l be your fan forever!<3

  • Larissa

    Joe você é uma pessou invrivel, te amo meu segundo Jonas favorito. Porque Nick é insuperavel. HAHA. love you my love ;*

  • sam

    amazing, joseph.

  • Luis F. Gomez

    This is one of the many reasons why I hear to the JoBros.. .because I know they are good people, and with things like this I can proudly say that Im a fan and I support every single move they do… God bless Joe for have been so good with the kids back in Africa…

  • alex

    It’s great that Joe has had the chance to do something like this; it really is life-changing. I applaud his initiative, I really do, but I wish so many others could have the chance to experience a “mission trip.” They are extremely expensive (around $3,000) and it’s hard to raise the money even with fundraising AND salary from work. It would be amazing if Joe could start a foundation specifically dedicated to helping high school-age students who don’t have the means of funding such a trip achieve their goal. It sounds like his eyes were truly opened and he’s not afraid of some hard work, so he should take this opportunity to give others the same chance. My trip was the most heart-wrenching, amazing experiences I’ve ever had, and I really wish I could help others see and feel what I have!

  • Nkeeyah

    @alex: You are right. I wanted to travel to Africa and south america to help, but it was really expensive. I wish someone would create a organization like that.

  • GAGa

    He should NOT come back !!!!!!!!!!!!!! :/

  • Ana

    Well done Joe!!!! u just get better every day!!! th@ is soooo sweet.

  • alex

    @ marilyn:

    I hate to be pushy, but I thought you’d like to know that Africa is not a country; it’s a continent made up of many “smaller poor countries.” And believe me, they DO need a lot of help.

  • Ana

    Pleeeeeeeeeeeaes come 2 nz!!

  • Anne-mart

    Thanx joe 4 cumin to Maun!! We enjoyd ur company!!! Thanx for Fire By Night and the consert!! U r a blessin nd u r always welcum!

  • kate

    That is so awesome! I spent 2 months in Botswana, Africa at the Love Botswana camp. I just happened to look at a friend of mine’s pictures and saw a picture of him with Joe Jonas. Crazy!! The country is beautiful and it really does steal a piece of your heart!!

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