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Moose Factory (Ontario)

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Trip #12220

  • Mission Trip Agency

    Mission to the World

    Offering agency

  • Mission Trip Location

    Canada, Northern America

  • Mission Trip Dates

    Approx: Jul 2015

    Lasts between 1 week to 2 weeks

  • Mission Trip Ministry

    Construction

    Native American Ministry, Service Projects & Helps, VBS/Bible Clubs, and Visitation & Encouragement

  • Mission Trip Cost

    Total : $470 (US)

    Includes: Lodging and Meals

If you would like an adventure in the great north of Canada, then this project is for you! Moose Factory, an island in Ontario, is mainly inhabited by indigenous Cree people.

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What the Mission Trip Will Be Like

Moose Factory, an island in Ontario, is mainly inhabited by indigenous Cree people. It is divided into three areas: the Reserve (which belongs to the Mushkegowuk (Swampy) Cree); a second area (which belongs to the MoCreebec Cree who migrated from Quebec); and a third area which is federal land and the site of a hospital and housing for the hospital staff. The population is about 2,000 with approximately 1,200 on the reserve.

Teams serve with the Cree Gospel Chapel, an indigenous Cree church. The elders of the Cree Gospel Chapel have specifically asked for help in combating a crisis of suicides, and attempted suicides, in Moose Factory and Moosonee. Our mission is to encourage the Cree believers and partner with them as they seek to reach their whole island with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Opportunities include construction, VBS, visitation, evangelism, and sports ministry.

Teams stay in teacher’s homes which are vacant for the summer. Sleeping bags and air mattresses are required. Teams prepare their own breakfast (groceries provided). Lunch and dinner are provided at the Cree Gospel Chapel.

Relation of Opportunity to National Church and/or Long-term Goals

Teams serve with the Cree Gospel Chapel, an indigenous Cree church.

Participant Information, Recommendations, Requirements

Participant Age

Sr. High, College, Adult, and Seniors

Eligible to Go

Individuals, Groups [max size 40], and Married Couples

Education/Experience

Cultural sensitivity.

Languages

Although English is the main language spoken on the island, Cree and French are commonly used among the people.

Other

Passport is required for travel to Canada.

Mission Trip Offered By Mission to the World

Mission to the World is the mission-sending agency of the Presbyterian Church in America, helping to fulfill the Great Commission by advancing Reformed and covenantal church-planting movements through word and deed in strategic areas worldwide.

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Contact Mission to the World about this short-term mission trip:

John Carter at Mission to the World

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Mission Trip Details

Location Information

Country(s)
Canada
Region(s)
Northern America
Other
Moose Factory is located north of Toronto in the Moose River, approximately 11 miles from the southern tip of James Bay. Teams will fly, or take a train (Polar Bear Express), from Toronto to the town of Moosonee, then take a water taxi over to the island. Passports are required.

Dates

Start date
Approx: Jul 2015
Length
1 week to 2 weeks

Demographics of People Being Ministered To

Who
Native American - children, youth, adults, elderly
People Group(s)
First Nations - Cree
Religion/Beliefs
Churches on the island include the Pentecostal Church, the Anglican Church, and Cree Gospel Chapel. Cree Gospel Chapel has a strong Christian influence among the people of the island. Like many Native American people, some Cree are still known to practice their own native beliefs and/or mix them with Christian beliefs.

Finances

Funds needed
Total : $470 (US)
Included in Cost
Lodging and Meals
Other
Project cost does not include travel.

Training and Debriefing

Pre-field Training
No
Post-field Debrief
No

Application Information

How to apply
Send an inquiry for details on the application process for this mission trip.
Application Deadline
July 31, 2014

Other Information

Moose Factory is full for 2014.