Friday, October 28, 2016

Team of the Week: English in Africa (New Team!)

Are you looking a way to immediately gain access into the hearts of people who don't have access to the Good News? People all over the globe are increasingly fascinated with American culture & the English language. Come teach ESL in West Africa.

Students will be involved in ministry based out of the Grand Yoff Baptist Center in Dakar, Senegal. The center is located in one of the poorest and most densely populated neighborhoods in the city. Ministry will be multi-dimensional. Student volunteers will spend time at the center connecting with students who are learning language at our ESL center. Responsibilities include teaching English classes, leading conversation sessions, organizing fun activities for socialization and interaction, and building relationships with students. Volunteers will also be expected to spend time in the community of Grand Yoff. They will explore strategies in story-telling and evangelism, visit in homes, and build relationships with the community. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to learn basics in the local language and implement that in ministry and relationship building. There will also be room to utilize special gifts and talents of student volunteers as means for effective ministry.

IMB Job #: 113131
Location:  Senegal, West Africa
Team size: 4 (2 guys/2 girls)
Field expense:  $1719 plus round trip airfare, immunizations, required travel insurance, passport & visa costs, etc.


Dates for summer 2017
May 29: Leader pre-field training begins
June 1: Member pre-field training begins
June 6: Teams depart for assignment
August 1: Teams return for debrief
August 4: Students return home

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Get whipped into shape!

Not sure what to do this summer? Why not go on mission?! 
Nehemiah Teams is an incredible organization that sends college students all over Asia, Africa, and more! God has used Nehemiah Teams to not only change the lives of those that students reach on the field, but God has used it to personally change my life. Before going through NT, I knew I wanted to be a missionary, but I had no idea how little I cared about lost. I had no idea how little I cared about reading God's word and talking to God. When I went on Nehemiah Teams, just the orientation was enough to whip me into shape spiritually and emotionally. NT helped me realize how much I lacked a personal relationship with Jesus. It helped me to grow so much closer with Him, and it allowed me to be used by God to help others find Jesus Christ.
Go!! You won't regret it. If anything, just apply and see what God does!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Slap of Reality

On my short-term mission trip to the Philippines two summers ago, one of the ladies we had been discipling for several weeks asked my team and me a question. She asked, "If you have known about the Gospel for so long, why are you just now here?" Not only was that question a punch in the gut that has stuck with me to this day and will never fade, but it was also a hard slap of reality. 

Thousands upon thousands of people die each day and perish to a Christ-less eternity. They walk through life blind to their sin, to their lostness. They live in fear, with no hope. They are waiting & longing to hear the sweet name of Jesus. To hear that they are deeply loved. That they have a Savior. That they have hope. And that they have a purpose. 

They will always search, hunger, and thirst for the Truth yet never find it, unless you and I are obedient to the calling that God has placed on ALL of our lives to GO and make disciples of ALL nations. The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. They are waiting. They are ready. Will you go?   -Jacob

How then can they call on the one they have not believed in?
And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard?
And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?    -Romans 10:14

We shall have all eternity to celebrate the victories,
but we have only the few hours before sunset in which to win them.
-Amy Carmichael