Virtual Hurricane Relief Team
Hurricanes Eta and Iota hit Honduras within 2 weeks of each other causing devastation across the country. Fundraise a minimum of $100 and join the virtual team. We will be interacting with people doing recovery on the ground in Honduras, learning from them, and building relationships. This meeting will take place early December with other team activities beforehand. All funds raised will go through Union Biblica directly to help families who have lost everything in these storms.
Summer Cross Training
An IMPACT journey begins with three days of personal and team preparation and cross-cultural sensitivity ALL summer teams are required to attend training. During Cross Training, teams stay in dorms at a retreat center. In most cases, teams leave directly from Cross Training for airport departure on their journey (transportation is provided by IMPACT.)
* Medical Professionals Wanted *
This team will partner with Greg Barshaw and Connect 2 Ministries in Port-au-Prince. They will have the opportunity to come alongside Christians in some of the poorest areas of Haiti. The ministry of this team will be decided by the makeup of the participants and their skills. A variety of options range from running a weeklong medical clinic to running a weeklong VBS program for a local church. The team will get to know and worship with the local church they are ministering in as they seek to encourage and equip Haitian Christians to live out the gospel in their neighborhoods
Minimum age: 18--limited space
The IMPACT team will be working alongside Orlando and Silvia Japas and the Unión Bíblica Staff and volunteers to share Biblical values with the young people of Honduras. The people of Honduras are living through a time where children are growing up learning from cycles of family disintegration and violence. The team will have opportunities to minister within schools teaching a different way of life-based on the gospel, get to know the local church and form bonds with inspirational Honduran Christians. Knowledge of Spanish is helpful but not required.
Minimum age: 16
This IMPACT team will work with Dana and Brandi Bates and VIATA ("Life" in Romanian) Program, a youth ministry sent through Young Life and located in the mountains above the impoverished coal-mining town of Lupeni in Jiu Valley. VIATA serves to help build a sense of community and hope for better life in this economically depressed area, where people seek work, basic needs, and a vision for the future. We will work to support a summer camp for high school and middle school aged children, where they are taught outdoor skills, rock and rope climbing, and Christian values. The team may also partner with Romanian youth in a project to improve their community.
Minimum age: 15
In Ukraine, we work with Nita Hanson and God’s Hidden Treasures ministry to encourage them and build relationships with the least and the lost in that community. This organization has been growing in scope and now encompasses wheelchair, orphan, medical, spiritual, and outreach ministries. The team will have the opportunity to serve in many of these areas alongside Nita and GHT staff. "Our mission is to serve the needs of the poor, afflicted, and the orphaned; and to bring God's love through personal relationships in the name of Jesus Christ.”
Minimum age: 17
Partnering with The Outreach Foundation, this team will experience more than just a clean water/poverty alleviation project, a relation-based work movement is happening within communities of subsistence level farmers. Many are indigenous Ch’ols, and they suffer from poor health due in part to the lack of access to clean water. Ch’ol Presbyterian laymen organize families to work together to build family-owned cisterns that collect rainfall.
Year after year, hundreds of families have easy access to millions of gallons of rainwater. But most importantly, the Gospel is shared and its implications are lived out by our partners in unique ways that people clearly notice. Mutual respect grows, and we pray the Holy Spirit will empower the hearts of all involved to be assured of the grace of Jesus Christ.
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Are you looking for exceptional training for your own missions team? Do you have a missionary you would like to send a team to support but need training and someone to help with logistics? IMPACT can help!
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