Engage with the international community and journey on an adventure that will open your mind and heart to new perspectives on the world. The people you serve will be your unintentional teachers in the way they live, act and worship. Whichever country you go to, God will use you to touch lives and the lives you touch will in turn affect your own life. Start making a difference. Join a missions team.
Missions 2014Note: Locations may change from year to year.
Port Alsworth in the spring— located on beautiful Lake Clark, mountains galore, grizzly bears, and 19 hours of daylight. Accessible only by plane, this small village hosts youth from over 30 Alaska Native villages at their summer camp program. There are opportunities to spend time with the youth in the village, serve at the local church and encourage the missionary families in this isolated context. With ready and open hearts the team will be flexible to serve in whatever each day brings, from hauling brush to listening to a hurting heart. First Nations young people deal daily with issues of abuse, suicide, and depression, context needing the Hope of the Gospel.
Our role as a team will be to work alongside the translators and literacy workers in schools and churches to help increase momentum and raise the profile in the community for literacy and Scripture translation. Adapting to onsite teams’ activities we will assist in local literacy and Scripture Use programs. This may include, linguistic research, supporting local creative methods of Scripture engagement, leading Scripture studies and developing dramas. One key aspect of this cross-cultural experience will be interacting in village homes with local families along with one or two other team-mates, as well as language learning and engaging in local culture.
This opportunity would take a team to serve in the midlands of Ireland, in a place called Durrow, in County Laois, with a history of religious settlements dating back to the 6th century. We would work alongside an ongoing ministry to children, both in local outreach and through a summer camp program for several weeks mid-summer – a wonderful privilege of helping reach the next generation for Christ, in a country where over a fifth of the population is under the age of 15.
Known for the beautiful Victoria Falls, and for some of the highest HIV and orphan rates in sub-Saharan Africa, Zambia is a country of great need and opportunity. Working alongside Scripture Union peer educators, the team will minister to youth through a Life Skills program. There will also be opportunity to learn from and share in the lives of wonderful brothers and sisters in Christ as they care for orphans in village and home contexts.
Arequipa, Peru is located in the south of the country. It is the second largest city and a very important commercial center for the country. We will be working in a camp environment teaching young people English. However, the goal will be to build relationships with them and allow the missionaries to further build into their lives. Peru is 81% Catholic and this is largely traditional and in name only. The young people of Peru need to know about Jesus Christ in a way that is personal and loving, they need to know that they can have a personal relationship with him.
See what our missions teams have been up to on the blog site: www.tyndaleblogs.ca