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Jesus Film Mission Trips – Desert Journey Lighthouse 2

Jesus Film Mission Trips – Desert Journey Lighthouse 2

As you imagine the landscape of North Africa, or the Middle East, you may think of camels, flowing sand dunes and an occasional oasis. There are few believers in this area, but like an oasis, they are a spring of Living Water to those around them. You can help reach university students and help spread the gospel in this parched land.

Many of the students are disillusioned with their traditional beliefs, and are curious to learn what others believe. By meeting with students, building a rapport with them, you can use a short film on a phone or tablet to help transition the conversation and share your faith with them. Students who show an interest will continue to receive follow-up.

You will also enjoy going off-road in the sand dunes on a very fun ride through this amazing desert. Come have some fun and share God’s love in this fascinating part of the world you will never forget.

Serve Mission To Nicaragua

Serve Mission To Nicaragua

This trip is open to all volunteers and will be led by Nelson & Tanya. As always, we do NOT only need healthcare professionals, we also need general volunteers who will help count pills and vitamins, organize the clinics, sort shoes and donations, and run the activities. We have many jobs like making goodie bags, sorting toys, and recording stats that do not require healthcare knowledge.

This week will differ from other trips in many ways.

SERVE Week #5 team will focus on Corner of Love’s new location near Santa Emilia (Matagalpa) and carry out clinics at the Estancia and surrounding villages. One day will also be dedicated to construction tasks for the education program location. There will be one day of unpacking and organizing the pharmacy, one day of special patient visitation, two days of clinic, and one day of construction activities.

There is a special COLLECTION LIST for people who join this week. We especially need eyeglasses, hydrocortisone, and some specific building supplies, which can be purchased at Home Depot.

Santa Emilia is a very poor area and we are just beginning to bring teams there. SERVE Week #5 will be a very unique mission as we begin to sow our hearts into the area and work to clean the property and help God’s light shine at the new acquired farm.

Trip Activities:
Construction Activities: YES
Eye Care: YES
Dental Care: POSSIBLE
SPECIAL PATIENT HOME VISITATION: YES
Clothing & Shoes Distribution: YES
Medical Services: YES

Care Trip to Serve In Nicaragua

Care Trip to Serve In Nicaragua

Find your hiking boots and join us for some moderate climbs to do medical and dental mission in four impoverished villages in North Nicaragua. Our team will carry out clinics in rural churches and schools and likely serve as many as 1,000 Nicaraguans. Volunteers will help work at numerous stations, like general medicine, dental care, pharmacy, clothing, prayer station, and more. One day of clinic will also be carried out at our own facility, Plaza de Bondad on La Lima River in San Ramon. As always, we do NOT only need healthcare professionals, we also need general volunteers who will help count pills and vitamins, organize the pharmacy, sort shoes and donations, and run the clinics. We have many jobs like taking height and weight, doing stats, and making goodie bags that do not require healthcare knowledge.

Trip Activities:
Medical Services: YES
Eye Care: POSSIBLE
Dental Care: YES
Prayer Station: YES
Clothing & Shoes Distribution: YES

Corner of Love is a growing international mission dedicated to glorifying God through healthcare, education, and clean water projects in Nicaragua. We lead teams from all over the world to serve in more than sixty remote villages near Matagalpa where many drink contaminated water and lack basic needs like medical and dental care, clothing and shoes.

On any Corner of Love mission trip you’ll find individuals from all walks of life, from different corners of the globe, all ready to work, all ready to serve Nicaraguans in need. We carry out medical, dental, and vision clinics, children’s activities, construction projects, and spiritual and educational development events, while supporting our in-country staff who teach their countrymen about Jesus, clean water, and ways to stay healthy. You do not have to be a doctor, teacher, or healthcare worker to come. If you have love to give, you are equipped to serve . . . we give regular people a chance to do great things for God!

Training and equipping pastors and church leaders in Kenya

Training and equipping pastors and church leaders in Kenya

Most people who attend churches in Kenya do not own a Bible. Inexpensive paperback Bibles in English or Swahili are readily available in Kenya and it is one of API USA’s goals to provide sufficient Bibles for those who attend API churches. In addition, pastors in Kenya do not have the means to buy or the access to Bible teaching and study materials, discipleship training materials or Sunday School curriculum. API USA is committed to making these resources available to the pastors and churches involved with API Kenya on an on-going basis.

API USA offers pastors and church leaders in Kenya the opportunity to earn degrees with our Independent Study Program. We hold one week-long intensive Bible Training Seminars in-country twice a year, where we bring in pastors and professors to teach specific courses for our students where they earn seminary credits. During the rest of the year, the students are engaged in earning seminary credits through other courses in the Independent Study Program. We offer Associate and Bachelor degrees in Theology, and Master of Theology degrees. Please consider sending $100 to sponsor a pastor and help equip the leaders of the churches in Kenya.

API USA provides leadership training to pastors and leaders of Kenyan churches through annual pastors and leaders conferences, supplying books and teaching materials free of charge to those pastors and leaders that attend. We believe that healthy churches require well-equipped, trained leadership, and we are committed to do that.

Most churches of API pastors are not permanent structures. They have little security, inadequate seating and other fixtures and equipment to fully function. There is an immediate need to upgrade the doors, windows and locks for most churches so the chairs do not have to be taken home after each service. Others still need materials for walls and roof. New churches will be built if financial support is available for land, structure, furniture, fixtures and equipment.

Our pastor and leadership conferences are focused on equipping serving pastors and church leaders to better serve their congregations and the cause of the gospel. We hold four one-week conferences on-site in various locations in Kenya during each calendar year, where the pastors and leaders are hosted on location by API USA at no cost to the participants. We also partner with organizations like The Gospel Coalition and book publishers to provide these pastors and leaders the best in reading and study materials, as well as Bibles for them and their congregations.

Jesus Film Mission Trips – Nomadic Trail (1387)

Jesus Film Mission Trips – Nomadic Trail (1387)

In a land overflowing with mountains and rivers, the descendants of thousands of Asian minority people groups reside. The JESUS film has been dubbed into the local language, making it the first film in their own dialect! The first showings amazed community leaders, and the film has been passed throughout the country and across borders. Still, very few people living in this region have seen or heard of JESUS. The vast majority will never hear unless there is outside assistance.

Our team will establish relationships with university students and young professionals through a variety of activities (hosting conversational English clubs, viewing short films using the Jesus Film® app, sharing our testimonies, etc.). From there we will look for open doors to share the gospel.

Local ministry partners will accompany our team and will continue relationships with students who show an interest in spiritual things, ultimately establishing house churches. This trip is for the Christian who desires to serve national believers by bringing the message of Jesus to those who never have had the opportunity to hear. If you speak proficient English and are willing to give two weeks of your year to make a lasting contribution, please consider joining us. Come help us build friendships that move beyond the classroom setting.

 

Jesus Film Mission Trips – Central Asia – Mountain Rivers (1367)

Jesus Film Mission Trips – Central Asia – Mountain Rivers (1367)

In the heart of Central Asia, there is a proverb:

“The one carrying empty buckets is an unlucky man.”

Millions of people in this region carry spiritually empty buckets, having never heard the good news of the gospel. You can take them living water, flowing into empty buckets giving hope, love, and life!
Between mountains and deserts are people known to few outsiders, repressed for centuries. A resolute nation, you’ll find that the people of Central Asia are also incredibly friendly and hospitable.

Come join our team as we reach out to college students and young families through English seminars and conversation clubs. We’ll also train local believers on using short films on the Jesus Film® app, and help with a preschool program, all to show Christ’s love and to build relationships that open doors to share our faith.

 

Jesus Film Mission Trips – Quest to Kathmandu (1379)

Jesus Film Mission Trips – Quest to Kathmandu (1379)

The Himalaya Mountains provide a beautiful but rugged backdrop, reflecting the spiritual challenges facing the people of Nepal. Along the trails and roadways, prayer symbols sent to the wind reflect the emptiness found in many hearts. Hinduism has become their way of life—a culture of colored flags, deep tradition, and temple worship. Yet hope remains as openness to Christ is rising, especially among the younger generation. There is a window of opportunity to reach their hearts and minds with the gospel. Join with us as we partner with our national ministry to train Nepalese believers in using digital strategies to reach the unreached among them. As you take part in strengthening Nepal’s church-planting strategy, you will befriend nationals, exchange life stories, and present the gospel to many nonbelievers.

Jesus Film Mission Trips – Latin American Adventure, Panama (1388)

Jesus Film Mission Trips – Latin American Adventure, Panama (1388)

The Central American country of Panama is a melting pot of many different ethnic groups including indigenous people and those who have immigrated over the years, including Afro-Caribbeans, Arabs and Asians. The capital and largest city is Panama City, whose metro area is home to nearly half of the country\’s 3.6 million people. About 75-85 percent of the population identifies as Roman Catholic, but there also are many other religions present. With the variety of beliefs practiced in Panama, and specifically Panama City, there is a significant need to present a clear presentation of the gospel of Jesus Christ to those who have never heard the truth. We invite you to join our team to reach out to the Panamanian people. We plan a variety of activities including pastor/student leader training, speaking with university students, and assisting with church outreach ministries. We also will have opportunities to show the JESUS film to Panamanian families. On this trip you will learn how to use the Jesus Film Media™ app, so you can show short films in their language to help open spiritual conversations. The official language is Spanish, though many speak English as well. It is a plus if you happen to speak some Spanish, and the tools we use will help bridge the gap. Come on this Panama adventure with us to share God’s love and experience a new way of evangelism.