CHINA VISION TRIP
“I was doubtful that God could do much in such a short amount of time, but after having spent two weeks in China on the vision trip, I was delightfully surprised at how much God showed me, spoke to me, and used me and everyone else on my team! As one of my teammates commented on the plane ride home, ‘I would describe the trip as opening eyes and opening hearts.’ I think we both witnessed more God-movements than either of us expected. ” Mary Ann, age 25
During the first portion of this trip, you will experience China’s urban culture by prayer-walking through the historical and cultural sites of a major city. You engage in team building exercises and hear testimonies from bi-vocational professionals who are pursuing their careers and serving God at the same time; and learn about God’s work there. We may also visit an orphanage or other ministries.
On the second portion of the trip, we will fly into a second-tier city, where you will prayer-walk, absorb some of the local culture and serve for the next five to six days by facilitating English conversations from a prepared curriculum.
At the school, our team will lead classes for high school English teachers and lead an English camp for high school students. Each day includes classroom activities, interest groups, and free time to visit local homes or places of worship. At the end of the program, the team will debrief and fly back together to the original city of entry.
There may be adjustments in our program depending on the city and/or school that we visit. But within these two weeks, you will have touched the lives of people you may otherwise never have met. And in general, you would have been exposed to a breadth of eye-opening experiences from a mega-city, host to the Olympics or the World Expo to a hamlet in the backwaters of China’s hinterland, with much to reflect upon and offer back to God in your own unique way.
English Camp Site: West China
Travel Dates: Sunday, July 7 – Saturday, July 20, 2013
Application Deadline: April 21, 2013
Trip Cost: Approximately US$1,250* per person + round trip international airfare to China (*Non-refundable deposit of US$500 required upon acceptance.)
Trip cost includes:
- round trip domestic travel within China and local transportation
- hotel accommodations and meals
- supplemental medical insurance (including emergency medical evacuation coverage)
What we’re looking for:
- mature Christians
- committed to Jesus and to sharing His love
- a desire to build cross-cultural relationships
- a native or fluent speaker of English
- ready and willing to leave your comfort zone
- families welcome to serve as a team
Teaching experience helpful but not required. We will provide useful tips on classroom teaching. We are also seeking TESOL professionals to work on curriculum development in the U.S. and to volunteer on the trip. Assistance in one or both areas would be appreciated.