Kingdom Workers: Apache

Share the Gospel with children in Chile

This winter, one volunteer will spend ten days serving the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) mission congregation in Linares, Chile helping with evangelism outreach. The volunteer will help the  Kingdom Workers team conduct the first Vacation Bible School in the nearby town of Longaví. The church has an outreach English language program, and the volunteer will observe English language classes and facilitate small group conversations. The volunteer will also help as needed with the church expansion project. This service immersion experience will provide opportunities to share one’s faith in both English and Spanish and will foster cultural exchange in a foreign mission field.

SKILLS: 
•  Intermediate level of Spanish
•  Heart for missions and working with children  
•  Flexible personality that can adapt to changing circumstances
•  Music abilities are a plus

ANTICIPATED ACTIVITIES: 
•   Assist with vacation Bible school
•   One-on-one language practice with local students studying English at the church with American teacher, Chelsea Dietsche
•   Help as needed with the current church construction project


LOCATION: 
 Linares and Longavì, Chile

DATES: Arrive in country on Thursday, December 29, 2016
Depart Chile on Monday, January 9, 2017

NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 1                                                                                                               Age: 20 or older

EXPECTATIONS OF PARTICIPANT: 
Complete the Kingdom Workers Application
Respond to essay questions  about personal learning goals for this experience  
Complete pre-trip orientation 
During this service immersion experience:
•  Daily Bible studies  
•  Weekly small group discussion
Complete post-trip  team reflection, survey and essay

HOUSING & FOOD:  Homestay with one of our mission workers. 
Meals are included in the total cost, whether provided by the host family or eating out. Public transportation is also included in the total cost. The team will travel by bus between cities and walk or take a taxi within Linares.

WHAT TO PACK: Conservative summer clothing, a Bible 

TOTAL COST:  $2,200 (Includes airfare, homestay, food, program fee, local phone and in-country travel) 

FUNDRAISING: Volunteers are encouraged to fundraise to cover the costs. Kingdom Workers provides many resources to assist volunteers in their fundraising efforts.

Help Us Spread The Word!

Program Manager
Kathy Bruss

Questions? 
info@kingdomworkers.com  414-771-6848


Cultural Considerations:
Women should avoid wearing tight clothing and low-cut tops. Capris are preferable to shorts. Sandals or flip flops may be used in the home to avoid bare feet. As always, respect for the local culture should be demonstrated at all times.  

Safety Concerns:
Volunteers should use common sense when out at night to be aware of surroundings and avoid walking alone. Petty theft is the most common crime. Items of value should not be visible. Dogs sometimes roam freely, but rarely cause any harm. People with dog allergies should be aware that dogs are in the homes and outdoors.

Passport must be valid six months beyond the trip return date. 

A free tourist card is completed prior to entering immigration.