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Long term Christian missions opportunities

Explore how to become a missionary with overseas adventure!

How do you become a Christian missionary? Missions sending agencies can help you. What do you have to do? They will provide training. Do you need certain qualifications to be a missionary? Just know Jesus intimately. What about educational requirements to be a missionary? It varies, but simple faith is a start! And for how long do I need to commit to be a missionary? You can start with one week or longer.

There are many mission organizations that can help you discover what it is like to be a Christian missionary. They have excellent training programs, application procedures, and teams on the ground to assist you. Organizations such as Adventures in Missions has missions coaches standing by to assist those who want to explore becoming a missionary. They will be able to present you with various options that will help you discover what it means to be a missionary and how it works.

Missions is very exciting. You will grow spiritually like you can’t imagine. Second, you will engage the international body of Christ. You will worship with people from all over the world and get a small taste of heaven on earth. Third, you will gain confidence and courage while you discover your calling. It is not unusual to ask, “What is God’s will for my life?”  The Scriptures have a lot to say about that and as you step out into missions, mustering up all the faith that you have that God will care for you, God will reveal more to you than you could have ever imagined!

You will work with young dynamic teams of like-minded followers of Jesus. You will enjoy sweet fellowship, encourage and build each other up, study the word of God together, and challenge each other to reach new heights!

There are so many countries where you can be a missionary! These are just some of them:

Albania, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Belgium, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador,  France, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Irish Republic, Israel,  Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Nepal, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam, …and more!

Top Ten Reasons Why Missionaries Quit.

Top ten reasons why missionaries depart from the mission field.

10. Unrealistic expectations
 9.  Poor leadership
 8.  Sexual immorality
 7.  Conflict in strategy
 6.  Unable to adopt to the culture and learn the language
 5.  Lack of finances
 4.  Problems back home
 3.  Unresolved team conflict
 2.  Health issues
 1.  “Stickability” – they just couldn’t hack it.

In order to reduce the departure of Christian missionaries from the field, the missionary himself must recognize:

  1. They are in a battle with Satan and the forces of evil.
  2. Their initial calling – was it genuine?
  3. The need to keep in constant fellowship with God through the reading of His word and prayer.
  4. That fellowship with both foreign and national believers is important.
  5. There is no hero’s welcome when they come home or lasting earthly rewards.

 

Bus Ministry in Eastern Europe Gives Hope

Bus4Life is a missions initiative that operates primarily in Eastern Europe with the goal to help local churches in their missions activities. A special well equipped bus serves as a mobile missions outreach center. Run by Operation Mobilisation (OM), the bus was recently in Romania and Moldova. Moldova is Eastern Europe’s poorest country. Bus4Life provides Christian books and also hosts inspirational programs for children, youth and the elderly in the villages it visits. Between programs, the bus is open for visitors to obtain books, have a cup of tea or simply come n for a visit and chat with a Christian. Often the bus attracts a crowd and the local church comes along side and helps minister to the townspeople.

Careers in Missions: A World of Opportunities

If you’ve ever contemplated a career in missions, you probably thought about first going on a short term missions trip. Research shows that many people who have chosen Christian missions as a career first embarked on some short term missions trips. This certainly is a good way to educate yourself about world missions and to get some practical experience. Making the commitment to make a career in missions takes courage, faith, and conviction.

There are many Christian mission agencies available that provide opportunities for those interested in a career in missions. Before doing some on-line research, it helps to know what your spiritual giftings are and what you have a passion for doing. Next, decide on what area of the world you think God is leading your towards considering. Third, seek out some experienced missionaries and glean helpful advice from their knowledge of their career in missions. Hopefully they will encourage and inspire you and help you take the biggest leap of faith you’ve ever taken. Finally, ask your missions pastor or others about what missionary agency they would recommend. This may depend on the part of the world you feel called to, but there are many Christian mission organizations to choose from. Read on for a a list of agencies which can help you in your search for a career in missions.

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Morocco Needs Christian Missionaries. You can be one!

Morocco is a fascinating and exotic country full of surprises at every turn. You’ll love exploring the market places, shopping in the bazaars, talking to friendly merchants, meeting families and being welcomed into their homes, and sipping on mint tea in one of their many cafes.

Morocco needs vibrant witnesses for Jesus who will live amongst the people and share with them the knowledge of Jesus as Savior. Will you go? Will you go and tell the people about Morocco that someone died for their sins and that they can have assurance of going to heaven? Will you tell them where you have found real peace with God? Tell them your personal testimony of how your life was changed when you decided to follow Jesus. Tell them who Jesus is. Show them who Jesus is with your life. Millions of Muslims are searching for truth. Put it into their hands. Let them decide, but give them a chance to explore the message of salvation.  Pray for the country of Morocco. Pray for king Mohamed VI. Pray for his family pictured below. Pray for the Muslim peoples.

Consider being a messenger of hope and truth to this wonderful nation of friendly people. Consider going on a short-term missions trip or pray about career missions. Join a team of international people interested in reaching Morocco with the Gospel. The following Christian mission agencies work in this country and can help you get there.

King Mohammed IV of Morocco

For Christian missions trips to Morocco for 12+ months, contact:

Adventures in Missions

For a list of short-term missions trips, click on the following:

www.missions-trip.com

Adventures in Missions

Operation Mobilization

Use the Arts on Missions Trips to Share the Gospel

Professional artists are effectively sharing the Gospel with people around the world. They go as missionaries using their artistic talent. Whether it be visual arts, performing arts, or technical arts, God is using them in a mighty way to proclaim the way of salvation to the nations. Operation Mobilization has a pioneering initiative called OM Arts International which exists to empower artists to engage their creative gifts in exalting God and extending His kingdom among the nations.

When art and art forms are used alongside translation and presentation of the Gospel into a culture, the Gospel is absorbed faster. The Gospel is often more clearly understood when it is sung, drawn, dramatized, or danced. There has possibly never been a time in which a biblical understanding of how to creatively communicate truth is more needed than in our visual, image-soaked world. To reach this generation we must go to another level of vision, artistic excellence, leadership training, international structure, and partnership.

The arts and entertainment industry understand the power of the imagination. They are molding the hearts and minds of this generation on a global scale with an unbiblical worldview expressed through the arts. The arts shape culture. They are doing to today in unprecedented ways. Today the proclamation of biblical truth can be initiated, heralded, and embodied through artists and the creative arts. We need to reclaim imagination and engage it in the proclamation of the Gospel. Inspired by our creative God, we can fulfill our part in His purposes for our visual generation.

If you would like to know more about how you can get involved in using the arts to reach the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, contact OM Arts International.  email: info@arts.om.org

Short term missions trips for artists

Longer term missions trips

OM International

OM USA

Impact the Mediterranean through Missions Trips with “Transform”

“There’s a big mobilization plan for the whole Mediterranean area. Pray about getting involved- these are some of the most unreached nations in the world!”

– George Verwer    Founder, Operation Mobilization

450 Million people live in the 21 modern countries around the Mediterranean Sea.
Christianity’s roots lie in the Mediterranean region, yet many do not know the story of Jesus Christ or who He is.

Imagine hundreds of people from all over the world coming together by the Mediterranean Sea for a week of worship, training, and teaching. Imagine these same people going out together in teams to reach the Mediterranean nations with the Gospel.

Conference – July 19-24, 2010
Transform 2010 will host thousands of people joining together in Rome, Italy for 5 days of teaching, worship, prayer, and training.

Outreach – 2 weeks or 6 weeks or “GAP” 1 year
Everyone will split up into teams and spread out into the countries surrounding the Mediterranean. Types of ministry teams will include sports, arts, immigrants, traveling teams, 24/7 prayer teams, and teams working alongside long-term missionaries.

For more information, click here.