An Ethnotourist will visit villages in Southeast Asia with unreached people groups in order to explore the culture and to build relationships. This will allow for follow-up conversations with an established long-term ministry in the area.
This person will learn about unreached peoples and be trained in the principles of disciple-making movements. Using the platform of being an ethnotourist, this person will arrive at a beautiful seaside camping resort where they will receive training in a community setting (shared meals, sleeping quarters, etc). From there they will make two separate village exposure trips about 3 days each where they will stay in village homes in two different Muslim villages. The villagers are told that the visitors are cultural tourists wanting to learn about Southeast Asia and their specific people group. The tourist stays in a village home, eating village food, building relationships and looking for persons of peace. They will be debriefed after each village stay, and the long-term workers will follow-up with the villagers to learn about their experience with Americans. They will also connect with the identified possible persons of peace to begin discovery Bible studies.
Someone could also use a sport or other skill to exchange culture. This could be an internship opportunity, an individual short-term trip, or a short-term group opportunity.
- Adventurous, outgoing, team player
- Mental strength, an attitude of a learner
- Physical strength for a long journey and primitive conditions
- Able to hike and carry own gear, able to withstand a hot climate
- Willing to learn and apply Disciple Making Movement (DMM) concepts