VISA Teams - Opportunities
Team needed for the end of 2016 or early 2017 for a construction project at an ICCM school in Monte Santo, Brazil! A team of around ten would be ideal for a project lasting from seven to 14 days. Teams will work alongside Brazilian construction experts as they help continue the building project at the ICCM school. If interested please contact Jonathan Eccles at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-616-4777.
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Teams who wish to participate in the project of building a church. In most cases this would include working under the direction of local builders. It could include cement block laying, cement work, basic wood-working. Often the projects are in hot environments. Good health is a necessity. Team size could be between four and ten members.
Togo – Youth Camp Team
A team needed who could help conduct a youth camp. Team members would help with the various activities of the camp: some teaching (because French would be needed, teaching in English would be limited since a translator would be used), sports, drama, devotion times.
Various work teams are needed in Butuan City to come and put up pillars in preparation for putting a roof over a cement slab. There is currently a conference center, but it is maxed out at 300 people. When the roof is completed, the crowd can keep expanding since there will be no walls to hold the sound of the microphone in.
Philippines – Community Care Center
About 5 miles outside of Butuan City, they are working on a Community Care Center. Eventually, this center will be a home for women who have been trafficked, a home for orphan boys, a home for orphan girls, and a retirement center for pastors. Currently, the home for orphan boys is the only building completed, but construction is ongoing. Development projects will also be ongoing, such as swine raising. The director of Ahon Ministries, in relationship with ICCM, is also in charge of this ministry
Philippines – International Child Care Ministries
Minister in International Child Care Ministries centers. Past teams have accompanied the social workers as they visit homes, assisted Filipino dental teams, helped teach life skills, visited area schools, and worshiped with them on Sunday afternoon with their parents. Watch a video about the Hope Street Children’s Ministry at this link to learn more.
Thailand – English Camp
The people of Thailand are eager to have native English speakers teach the language to their children. Teams are needed to conduct English camps for groups of students, particularly ages 7-12. Team members are welcome to include Bible stories and songs in their lessons as well as other fun activities for the kids. The opportunities are wide for serving the Lord and meeting a need.
Bulgaria – LOVE Bulgaria Conference
Every summer, Al Mellinger helps organize a youth summer camp and outreach program called LOVE Bulgaria. Teams are needed to help put on activities, work with the children, and share the gospel. For more information, check out this promotional video.
Team members for each of the camp options listed below need to be available for 6-8 days: at least 2 days before camp, 4-5 days of camp and 1-2 days for debriefing. (This will be worked out when the camp and dates are scheduled.) Cost is $50 a person/day, which includes meals, in-country transportation and lodging. The team is asked to provide some project funds to run the camp (amount to be determined with Team Bulgaria).
1. Summer Youth Camp Team
Team Bulgaria is looking for teams (6-10 people) to help run summer camps for the children and youth of the newly formed Light & Life Free Methodist Church. The team would partner with Bulgarians to plan and implement the camp for the appropriate age group. The camp could include music, sports, crafts, games, teaching and anything else that might go into a summer camp experience.
2. Summer Day Camp Team
Team Bulgaria is looking for teams (6-10 people) to help run day camps at our community center(s). Teams will partner with Bulgarians to organize and implement the day camp experience (running typically from 9 am-4 pm) focusing on either of these options:
• Music, Dance & Drama
The outreach team will hold classes each day - singing, drama, dance and maybe even some instrumental music. The last day will in end with an evening performance in the town square for the family and friends of the participants.
The team will go to a different town each day and run a day long sports outreach with a morning session, break for lunch and an afternoon session. In the evening all players will be invited back to hear their teachers' testimonies.
3. Summer Family Camp Team
Team Bulgaria is looking for teams (6-10 people) to help run a summer family camp for the newly formed Light & Life Free Methodist Church. Teams will partner with Bulgarians to organize and implement the camp to include activities for all age groups. These could include music, sports, crafts, games, recreation, teaching and anything else that might go into a summer camp experience.
Team Bulgaria is looking for women (individual or team) who would help hold women’s conferences and events. These could be a weekend or a one day event, or even nightly for several days. Each one is individually designed based on location and topic. Cost to team member is $50 a person per day, which includes meals, in-country transportation and lodging. Additionally the team is asked to provide some project funds to run the Women’s Conference(s).
Bulgaria - St John’s Home Construction
Team Bulgaria is looking for individuals and/or teams to work alongside Bulgarians assisting with the remodeling and construction of the safe house for at-risk girls. The duration of this trip would be 7-14 days depending on the specific project and needs. Cost is $50 a person per day which includes meals, in-country transportation and lodging. Additionally the team is asked to provide some project funds to assist with the supplies of the current project.
The Free Methodist church in Brazil has need of a work team of 8-10 people to help with construction. The team would be working alongside Brazilian volunteers and hired laborers for 9-16 days. The project is to construct a building in Cuiaba, a city of 500,000 people, to house the Cuiaba Downtown FM Church. Teams could also participate in evangelistic presentations at local schools and churches.
Haiti – Construction
Having faced several recent natural disasters, the Free Methodist Church in Haiti has a number of construction projects that could use a team’s assistance. The Haiti Team asks that construction teams raise funds for project costs in addition to the expense of food and lodging for the trip. This money is used to purchase materials and hire local workers to work alongside the team.
Oakdale Christian Academy
Essential to completing the construction of the new girls’ dormitory and the renovation and expansion of the boys’ dormitory will be the involvement of work teams. Oakdale is seeking volunteers to help with flooring, sprinkling, plumbing, electrical, and painting. Contact Will Mosier-Peterson at 606-666-5422 ext 101. More information about Oakdale Academy at http://www.oakdalechristian.org/