Use your trade skills to help missionaries train young men in our vocational training program!

Jan - Dec 2021 | Action International Ministries

ACTION missionary Gary Root teaching Working Hands students

Trip #18396

Use your trade skills to help missionaries train young men in our vocational training program!

Trip #18396

ACTION missionary Gary Root teaching Working Hands students

Action International Ministries

Location:

Philippines, Southeastern Asia

Dates:

Jan - Dec 2021
Lasts 1 month to 3 years

Activities:

Community Development, Construction, Internship, Technical/Professional Skills,

Cost:

Approximately $600 to $800
** See Financial Information Below
Includes: Lodging, Meals
Agency: Action International Ministries
Location: Philippines, Southeastern Asia
Dates: Jan - Dec 2021
Lasts 1 month to 3 years
Activities: Community Development, Construction, Internship, Technical/Professional Skills
Cost: Approximately $600 to $800
** See Financial Information Below
Includes: Lodging, Meals
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Serve with ACTION in the Philippines to provide young men with skills needed to lift them out of impoverished conditions. Train them in woodworking, auto mechanics, welding and other technical fields

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Working Hands Student with ACTION Short-term missionary

What the Mission Trip Will Be Like

Working Hands Student with ACTION Short-term missionary

Philippines: -MISSIONS INTERNSHIP-

Working Hands Discipleship and Vocational School

Silang, Philippines

Q & A with ACTION missionary 

1. What are some ministry tasks you want the intern to accomplish ?

The primary objectives are to build relationships with Working Hands students and to work with the staff and missionaries in encouraging students to grow in their faith and train them in a vocational skill. The vocational skills we teach are wood technology, automotive mechanics, welding and computer technology. Interns with skills in these areas would help us train our students.

2. What are some key lessons you want the interns to learn to help them as they consider their call to missions or vocational ministry?

Jesus said that in order to bear fruit we must remain in the Vine, connected to Him (John 15).  Regular time in God’s Word and in prayer is essential for our own growth and to have a fruitful ministry.

Be well grounded in the Word of God, have an attitude of a learner and a servant. Have a good sense of humor and don’t be easily offended. Never lose the vision God gives you but learn patience and perseverance and allow God to produce the fruit of the Spirit in your life to make you useful for His Kingdom. Obey Him and trust Him always.

3. What criteria do you use to measure the effectiveness of an intern serving with you?

Character: Is the intern growing in godliness and humility demonstrated by some of the following attributes: self-discipline; responsibility, ability to take criticism, servant attitude, and teachability?

Communication and relationship skills: Does the intern get along well with others? Does he demonstrate an appreciation for and sensitivity to Philippine culture? Is he eager to learn some Tagalog? Is he open to different ways of doing things? Is he tactful and non-judgmental? Is he an encourager and thoughtful of others?

Skill and Knowledge: Is the intern growing in his knowledge of the Bible and is he developing skills and knowledge that can be passed on to young men to help them earn money and support their families?

4. What would a typical day look like?

This depends on the skill and the interest of the intern and the program needs at the time but for sure it would include shadowing students through part of their daily activities. Lunches and suppers would generally be with the students in the student dining hall. Interns would assist in the morning worship and devotions, in discipleship class, vocational training class and community service. All activities would be under the guidance and direction of staff and missionaries. Physical training, basketball, ping-pong, and other sports are a big part of student life. The interns would in a separate room to allow time alone to prepare lessons and process what they are learning. In general, interns make their own breakfast and are responsible for their meals on weekends.

5. Please list specific skills an intern may expect to develop by the time the internship is completed.

He would develop a greater understanding of the nature of poverty by developing close relationships with young men who come from poor urban families and by visiting a student’s home and attending their church. He would learn some basic Tagalog phrases and learn about Filipino culture. He would be able to observe missionaries and staff and be involved with them in sharing the Word of God and extending hope and dignity to young men through teaching the Truth, through worship and through character development and vocational training. Interns can expect to be stretched and tested in their faith and learn about areas in their lives that need refining.

For more information including costs please email [email protected] 

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

Our ACTION missionaries at Working Hands partner with national churches by recruiting students directly from the churches who are active in these local churches and come with the pastor’s recommendation.

Additionally, Gary and his wife Melita helped plant a Filipino church in their neighborhood that is led by a Filipino pastor and is funded from the community. Interns would spend time visiting this church.

Additional Trip Information

Region:
Southeastern Asia
Country:
Philippines
Other Location Info:
Taytay Rizal
Participant Age:
College, Adult, Seniors
Eligible to Go:
Families, Individuals, Married Couples
Other Financial Notes:
Depending on duration of stay.
Training debriefing
If the participant is going for less than six months, they will receive mentoring and coaching by someone on our Mobilization Team and also work through pre-field reading material and assignments. If the applicant is going longer than six months, they will participate in an in-person orientation and a separate in-person cross-cultural training course before deploying to the field. They will also have to be able to communicate in German, so German classes will be required. All participants will have a debrief interview with the person from our Mobilization Department who mentored and coached them before and during their time of service. They will also be asked to fill out a post-trip evaluation form to help them process their experience and next steps and provide our home office and field missionaries helpful feedback for sending future short-term workers.
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Mission Trip Offered By Action International Ministries

Action International Ministries (ACTION) is a global mission agency committed to sending multi-national missionaries who treasure Jesus Christ and minister His Gospel in word and deed, primarily to the poor.

Our three-prong strategy for urban ministry can be defined under three headings: evangelism, discipleship, and development.

The mission currently has over 250 missionaries (and many other team members) in 32 countries. ACTION’s prayer target is for 221 additional missionaries to join them in the vital task of world missions, for the glory of God!

Our goal is to know God and take action! (Daniel 11:32)

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