A front line missions opportunity to serve human trafficking survivors and refugees in Greece!

Jul - Dec 2022 | Action International Ministries

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Trip #25576

A front line missions opportunity to serve human trafficking survivors and refugees in Greece!

Trip #25576

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Action International Ministries

Location:

Greece, Eastern Europe

Dates:

Jul - Dec 2022
Lasts 1 month to 3 years

Activities:

Human Trafficking, Hospitality & Cooking, Internship, Orphans and vulnerable children, Refugees,

Cost:

** See Financial Information Below
Agency: Action International Ministries
Location: Greece, Eastern Europe
Dates: Jul - Dec 2022
Lasts 1 month to 3 years
Activities: Human Trafficking, Hospitality & Cooking, Internship, Orphans and vulnerable children, Refugees
Cost: ** See Financial Information Below
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Overview: This is a front line missions opportunity to serve human trafficking survivors in Athens, Greece. Serve as an intern alongside us fighting the intersection of two massive global injustices: human trafficking and the refugee crisis.

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What the Mission Trip Will Be Like

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Internship roles include: Interpreter, Administrative Assistant, Childcare Worker, Communications Intern, Immediate Caregiver, and Recreational Activities Assistant 

Q & A with the Community House Damaris Intern Coordinator: 

1.What are some ministry tasks that you want the intern to accomplish while serving with you?

We tailor internships based on each intern’s vocational and ministry strengths. However, because we are a residential facility our individuals are under our care 24/7 and therefore all of our interns jump into various roles to support ongoing program operation. These include supporting residential staff members in the safe house (cleaning, spending the day with the women on the weekends, running errands, etc), childcare, doing recreational activities with the women in the program, and administrative work. Other tasks will be assigned based on each intern's skills.

2. What are some key lessons from your ministry and walk with the Lord that you want to impart to the interns to help them as they consider their own individual call to missions or vocational ministry?

Our interns will experience a healing environment, as our ministry is centered around restoration. We want all of our staff, interns, volunteers, and program participants to know that healing is a long process that we all must undergo and give them the resources to begin that process. We do a healing program called the 12 Steps with our participants, but we also do this same program with our staff. Our interns will have the opportunity to participate in this program with our staff. This time is key in deepening our walk with the Lord, healing broken parts of our heart, and preparing all of us for the ministry the Lord has for us.

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

Growth – How has the intern allowed God to transform them during this time?

Connection – Did they put forward an effort to form relationships with those that they served and served alongside?

Servant’s Heart – How willing were they to do whatever was needed and humbly learn a new way to do things?

Flexibility – How did they adjust to being on the field and in Greek culture? Were they flexible in a constantly changing ministry schedule?

Passion for Nations – How did their heart and passion for the nations grow while serving?

4. What would a typical day look like?

An intern will take public transportation to get to our facilities and spend the day doing the tasks that they were assigned by the Intern Coordinator. For example, if the intern knows another language spoken by a woman in the program, she may serve as an interpreter for the Day Program translating recovery classes. If they are a writer, they may spend the day helping write newsletters and program curriculum. They may also spend time working with the babies and children in the daycare or taking the women to the grocery store. There are usually staff and other program meetings a few times a week that they may attend. Other days, interns may have the morning off and instead spend time serving after office hours by hosting a movie night, spa day, or cooking class at the shelter while having quality time with the women.

Specific skills an intern may expect to develop by the time the internship is completed:

  • How to care for survivors of human trafficking and sexual abuse.
  • How to engage in hard conversations with people of other cultural and religious backgrounds.
  • How to differentiate Kingdom social justice and worldly social justice.
  • How to develop cross-cultural friendships. 
  • How to see God in the midst of injustice and brokenness.
  • Interns will also gain experience in a vocational area such as social work, psychology, social media, marketing, or writing.

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

We seek to please Christ, the Builder and Head of the Church, by conducting our ministries closely with local churches for the advancement and building up of the Body of Christ with the view that all believers will grow in maturity becoming more and more like Christ with the hope that some become pastors, evangelists, teachers, and others cross-cultural missionaries (Matthew 16:18; Ephesians 4:4-16)

Additional Trip Information

Region:
Eastern Europe
Country:
Greece
Other Location Info:
Athens
Participant Age:
College, Adult, Senior Adults
Eligible to Go:
Individuals
Other Financial Notes:
An ideal length for an internship is 3 months which would be around $4,630 for everything besides airfare.

Interns could be considered for a 2 month internship and the total would be about $3,320 excluding airfare.
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. 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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