This is an opportunity for female interns to become Jesus hands and feet to refugee women/children

Jan - Dec 2022 | Action International Ministries

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Trip #25931

This is an opportunity for female interns to become Jesus hands and feet to refugee women/children

Trip #25931

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Action International Ministries

Location:

Brazil, South America

Dates:

Jan - Dec 2022
Lasts 1 week to 2 years

Activities:

Human Trafficking, Evangelism- Friendship/Discipleship, Orphans and vulnerable children, Technical/Professional Skills, Urban Ministry,

Cost:

Approximately $1350 to $1500
** See Financial Information Below
Includes: Lodging, Meals
Agency: Action International Ministries
Location: Brazil, South America
Dates: Jan - Dec 2022
Lasts 1 week to 2 years
Activities: Human Trafficking, Evangelism- Friendship/Discipleship, Orphans and vulnerable children, Technical/Professional Skills, Urban Ministry
Cost: Approximately $1350 to $1500
** See Financial Information Below
Includes: Lodging, Meals
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This is an opportunity for female interns to become Jesus hands and feet to refugee women and children who are beginning their lives anew in Sao Paulo. You will work alongside career field workers to assist women and their children adjust to their new home, all the while showing them Jesus love and care on a day-to-day basis.

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What the Mission Trip Will Be Like

WHERE: São Paulo, Brazil

WHEN: Internships can be scheduled any time of year with approval

WITH WHOM: ACTION Brazil field workers Wellington and Paula Alves (pictured together with their ministry partner Luana Costa) who serve as the leaders of Casa Esperança (Home of Hope)

Overview: This is an opportunity for female interns to become Jesus’ hands and feet to refugee women and children who are beginning their lives anew in São Paulo. You will work alongside career field workers to assist women and their children adjust to their new home, all the while showing them Jesus’ love and care on a day-to-day basis.

Q & A with Wellington and Paula Alves

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

We have various roles that interns can fill. These include roles as a Children’s Ministry Worker, Bazar and Donations Assistant, Workshop Leader, and a General Service Assistant. The tasks that interns can complete would be dependent on the role they are suited to, but all assignments would in some way involve serving and supporting the women and children who are living in the house or help to care for the ministry’s property.

If the intern was able to speak Portuguese, or the language that the refugees speak, there would be more possibilities for doing discipleship and evangelism. If interns have a specific skill they’d like to teach the women then we could also consider creating a way for them to do that. Also, depending on what was organized, it may be possible to serve in one of the other ACTION São Paulo projects some days too.

2.  What would a typical day look like?

On weekdays, interns get up 7 a.m., have devotions at 7:30 a.m., and breakfast at 8 a.m. There are daily morning activities at the ministry property that interns can participate in. Lunch is at noon and then interns join in for afternoon activities which could include art classes and an afternoon tea.  Dinner is usually at 7 p.m. and then we have evening Portuguese classes from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. twice a week and a devotional on the days there aren’t classes at night, which interns can attend. On Friday nights we have a leaders meeting as well.

On Saturdays interns have free time to explore the city or get involved in other ministries. We occasionally have activities with the women and children which interns can participate in if they’d like such as birthday parties or other celebrations. 

On Sundays breakfast is later at 9 a.m. and we have lunch at 1 p.m. At night, most people go to a local church and occasionally there is a service at Casa Esperança so interns could participate in these services at the local church or at our house.

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

  • Understanding the challenges of refugees and how to meet their needs
  • How to work as part of a team
  • Portuguese language skills
  • How to live harmoniously in close community

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Additional Trip Information

Region:
South America
Country:
Brazil
Other Location Info:
São Paulo
Participant Age:
College, Adult, Senior Adults
Eligible to Go:
Individuals, Married Couples
Other Financial Notes:
The amount listed is the approximate cost for one month and it would be adjusted based on the total length of time of service. It does not include 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. Portuguese is recommended. 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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