Learn how to mentor and make disciples of former street kids and school dropouts in South Africa!

Jan - Dec 2022 | Action International Ministries

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Trip #25958

Learn how to mentor and make disciples of former street kids and school dropouts in South Africa!

Trip #25958

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Action International Ministries

Location:

South Africa, Southern Africa

Dates:

Jan - Dec 2022
Lasts 1 week to 2 years

Activities:

Youth Ministry, Art, Drama, Music & Puppets, Sports, Evangelism- Friendship/Discipleship, Technical/Professional Skills,

Cost:

Approximately $800 to $1000
** See Financial Information Below
Includes: Lodging, Meals
Agency: Action International Ministries
Location: South Africa, Southern Africa
Dates: Jan - Dec 2022
Lasts 1 week to 2 years
Activities: Youth Ministry, Art, Drama, Music & Puppets, Sports, Evangelism- Friendship/Discipleship, Technical/Professional Skills
Cost: Approximately $800 to $1000
** See Financial Information Below
Includes: Lodging, Meals
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Overview: Learn how to mentor and make disciples of former street kids and school dropouts in South Africa! Serve with ACTION field workers to provide young men and women with the skills needed to lift them out of impoverished conditions and disciple them to be godly leaders in their community.

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What the Mission Trip Will Be Like

1.Tell us about how you are ministering to children and youth.

The drug index in South Africa is very high so children and adolescents get involved too early in the use of methamphetamine, some at the age of 10, and they have a life expectancy of only 10 years. We have developed a work with these at-risk children where we aim to take them off the streets after school and provide them learning opportunities in the areas of music, theater, art, soccer and computer classes. In this way, we believe that in addition to showing Jesus as the only hope we also give them training and skills in fields that can offer a more promising future.

2. What are some roles that interns could take on while serving with your team?

We’d appreciate having people who could serve as English Teachers, Construction Workers, Woodworking Instructors, Soccer Coaches, Computer Skills Teachers, Cycling Instructors (we have a Mountain Bike program with the teens), and Discipleship Program Assistants. Interns can also help with the Bible Club, teaching and playing games with the kids, and help in our afternoon movie time where we show Christian (and other wholesome) movies.

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

We have found that it’s important to have something ready to teach kids and teenagers that can be organized into an ongoing program for the period of time the intern will be with us. It can be Bible teaching or a course teaching a specific skill. We do like to play games and take the groups on outings so interns can participate in those activities as well. We also highly value our discipleship program and see it as a key component of our ministry and we would love for interns to join us in that ministry.

4. What would a typical day look like?

Normally in the mornings we have a time of worship and intercession with the local missionary community. We also use some of the weekday mornings to build relationships with local people, such as going out for coffee, meeting in homes, providing counseling, and so on. From Monday to Friday all of the afternoons until 5 pm interns would be busy helping with our programs. Interns would have some free time on the weekends as well as church activities on Sundays.

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Additional Trip Information

Region:
Southern Africa
Country:
South Africa
Other Location Info:
Worcester
Participant Age:
College, Adult, Senior Adults
Eligible to Go:
Families, Groups [max size 10], Individuals, Married Couples
Other Financial Notes:
Cost of travel not included. This is the approximate cost for serving for one month and would be adjusted based on your length 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. 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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