Find Your Fit on the Mission Field
The TEAM world is full of opportunities for aspiring missionaries like you. So, we’re shining a spotlight on some of our favorites. Check out this week’s featured missionary opportunity — and explore previous opportunities at the bottom of the page. If you find one you like, we’d love to answer your questions and help you make it happen!
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Ethnotourist, Southeast Asia
As an ethnotourist you’ll visit Southeast Asian villages 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.
You will learn about unreached peoples and be trained in the principles of disciple-making movements. Using the platform of being an ethnotourist, you will arrive at a beautiful seaside camping resort where you’ll receive training in a community setting (shared meals, sleeping quarters, etc). From there you will make two separate village exposure trips, about three days each, where you will stay in village homes in two different Muslim villages.
The villagers will be told that you are a cultural tourist wanting to learn about Southeast Asia and their specific people group. You’ll stay in a village home, eating village food, building relationships and looking for people of peace. You can also use a sport or other skill to exchange culture.
You 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 people of peace to begin discovery Bible studies.
- Adventurous, outgoing, team player
- Mental strength, a learner attitude
- 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