Jesus Said Go Vision Trips | Burkina Faso | Unreached People Groups

Feb - Jul 2022; Sep - Oct 2022 | Jesus Said Go

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Trip #26132

Jesus Said Go Vision Trips | Burkina Faso | Unreached People Groups

Trip #26132

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Jesus Said Go

Location:

Multiple Countries, Western Africa

Dates:

Feb - Jul 2022; Sep - Oct 2022
Lasts 1 week to 2 weeks

Activities:

Church Planting, Medical/Healthcare, Sports, Clean Water/Sanitation, Teaching/Education,

Cost:

Approximately $875 to $1750
** See Financial Information Below
Includes: Lodging, Meals
Agency: Jesus Said Go
Location: Multiple Countries, Western Africa
Dates: Feb - Jul 2022; Sep - Oct 2022
Lasts 1 week to 2 weeks
Activities: Church Planting, Medical/Healthcare, Sports, Clean Water/Sanitation, Teaching/Education
Cost: Approximately $875 to $1750
** See Financial Information Below
Includes: Lodging, Meals
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This Vision Trip is for a 2 to 3 person short term church mission team going as a vanguard movement of a long-term project to give your unreached people group access to the gospel. We will lead you into the UPG you select from our menu of options so you can begin a collaborative relationship with trusted indigenous Bible storytellers we have already trained. They are presently at work starting disciple-making story groups (that can grow into churches) in the UPG but they need your help. The goal is to start a disciple making story group in every village of your UPG. For a general understanding of the strategy, please read the Executive Summary on our website.

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What the Mission Trip Will Be Like

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This Vision Trip is for a 2 to 3 person short term church mission team going as a vanguard movement to the specific unreached people group you select from our menu of options. At least one of the team members must have international travel experience.  

You will be the vanguard movement of a long term project managed by you to give your UPG access to the gospel. On this vision trip, we will lead you into the UPG to begin a collaborative partnership with trusted indigenous Bible storytellers we have already trained.  They are presently at work starting disciple making story groups in the UPG but they need your help.  The goal is to start a disciple making story group in every UPG village. 

Your Vision Team will be met in the national airport of the project country and escorted for the duration of your trip.  At times, living conditions in a UPG can be challenging. Your team will:

  1. Meet other teams, national partners, storytellers, village influencers and leaders.
  2. Participate in story groups and observe UPG story groups in action.
  3. Make a needs assessment for future mercy ministries.
  4. Discuss dates for trips, best ministry practices, and mercy ministries.   
  5. Collect pictures, videos, testimonies, and assessments to report findings. 

This Vision Trip leads to future trips.  Your UPG is unreached because they have limited access to God’s Word and Christian fellowship. Few are literate or know a Christian. The solution is to give everyone in the UPG access to God’s Word and Christian fellowship by starting disciple-making story groups (that can grow into churches) in every UPG village.  As that happens, God will keep His Isaiah 55:11 promise and fulfill His Great Commission in your UPG. The typical UPG is 75% non-literate, 98% non-Christian and speaks a Bibleless language. Even with a Bible, almost no one could or would read the written translation because they are “oral learners”.  We ask teams to provide long-term management of projects because it frees us to launch more projects in more countries for handoff to more teams. 

Future teams will control trip scheduling, mercy ministries, group size & demographics, and other details. Annual teams will work with the same storytellers for "strategic continuity" to build trust, cultural understanding, and accountability.  Teams work with storytellers to start disciple-making story groups in every village by providing mercy ministries in KEY villages.  Your work will be fueled by God-given imagination, creativity, love, and dependence on Him. Sometimes, encouragement is provided simply with your prayerful presence; accountability with thoughtful questions; collaboration with patient listening; and mercy ministries with heart felt responses to heart felt needs. 

LONG TERM PROJECT MANAGEMENT INCLUDES:  

1. You (or your designees) leading future teams on annual mercy ministry trips working with the same storytellers and assisted by national partners as needed.

2. Funding the basic monthly budget – through Jesus Said Go – for ongoing storyteller training, accountability, and online reporting by the national partners and expense stipends, per the standard itemized budget for all projects.  Team expenses and mercy ministry expenses are not included in the basic monthly budget. Mercy ministries may include clean water, medical, sanitation, hygiene, vocational training, agriculture, sports, micro-business, written Bible translations, literacy training, Jesus Film teams, and more.

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

Every year, 4 million Americans go on short-term mission trips and spend $45 billion. We want to awaken this sleeping giant to the concept of “strategic continuity.” By returning to the same project, relationships, and strategy over several years while building discernment, trust, and accountability with national partners, your mission team will accomplish something amazing. As you crash the “gates of hell”, you will inspire other mission teams to follow your example into more unreached people groups.

By participating as the Lord leads, you will model a collaborative partnership between a mission team and indigenous Bible storytellers. If just 1% of churches did the same thing, then every UPG in the world could be effectively engaged with the gospel using a similiar model that can be replicated by other mission agencies!

The national church in the capital city of each country is also being challenged to participate through a special project that needs long term management by a mission team. If that’s of any interest to you, please let us know!

Additional Trip Information

Region:
Western Africa
Country:
Benin, Burkina Faso, Togo
Other Location Info:
Lome, Togo - Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso - Cotonou, Benin
Participant Age:
College, Adult, Senior Adults
Eligible to Go:
Groups [max size 4]
Other Financial Notes:
Participants will book and pay for their own travel, visas, vaccinations, medical expenses, medical evacuation insurance, and personal items. Meals, lodging, and transportation costs are $125 per day (or any part of a day) per participant while in country.
Training debriefing
We will use Zoom calls for the following: PRE-FIELD BRIEFING AND TRAINING 1. Participate in a live story group with your team to learn how it works. 2. Discuss needs based assessments. 3. Questions & Answers about the trip. POST-FIELD BRIEFING AND TRAINING 1. Discuss best practices with other teams working in other UPG's. 2. Discuss the results of needs based assessments. 3. Coordinate planning for future trips. 4. Ask question about the trip.
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Mission Trip Offered By Jesus Said Go

Many church mission teams want to make disciples in places with limited access to the gospel, but they don’t have the field relationships, strategies, and language skills to do it. Jesus Said Go will provide all that and more to your team! Specifically, we will provide your team with a disciple-making story group project staffed by trusted, trained indigenous Bible storytellers IF you provide long-term management of the project!

We have already trained your storytellers and they are starting those story groups NOW. But they need the help that only a team like yours can give. These storytellers were raised in the UPG, speak the language fluently and are supervised by national partners who will provide you with monthly reporting. The goal is to give everyone access to God’s Word and Christian fellowship by starting story groups (that can grow into churches) in every UPG village. As that happens, God will keep His Isaiah 55:11 promise and fulfill His Great Commission in your UPG. The typical UPG is 75% non-literate, 98% non-Christian and speaks a Bibleless language. None of the UPG languages on our list has a written Bible translation. Even with a Bible, almost no one could or would read the written translation because they are oral learners. We ask teams to provide long term management of projects because it frees us to launch more projects in more countries for handoff to more teams.

Read on for more information about unreached people group projects in Togo, Benin, and Burkina Faso that need a team like yours to provide long-term management!

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