“And how can they believe in the One of Whom they have not heard?” Romans 10:14
Jesus has called every one of His disciples to be involved in mission in one way or another. Have you ever thought about the opportunities for you yourself to be involved?
Short-term mission teams play a significant part in the advancement of world mission. About 80% of all career missionaries started with a short-term team experience. Many mission organisations have been formed by people who started on a short-term team. But you don't have to be preparing for full-time mission work to join one of our teams.
Short-term mission teams give ordinary, but willing, people a chance to be exposed, challenged and trained for missions. It is a safe way for inexperienced, untrained people to take part in and support cross-cultural front-line missions. People who cannot be involved in full-time missions can serve on short-term mission teams.
Short-term mission teams give God a chance to impress on us once again His heart for the lost and His willingness to use ordinary people to further His Kingdom, as well as being a major stepping stone for many Christians in developing their own gifts and ministry.
Could joining a short-term mission team be the next step forward for you?
AM-CCSM teams normally last two or three weeks and are led by one or two experienced staff members. These teams are an opportunity for you to serve in a range of areas from caring for children in an orphanage to delivering Christian materials to local believers. Prior to entering China the teams meet for one or two days of orientation and preparation.
Raising the finance for the trip may be a challenge to your faith, so do read the testimony of one team member, which we are sure will encourage you:
"As with many people who join teams to go to China, Ann desperately wanted to go back. She jokingly said to the Lord that she would like to ask that if there was anybody who had the money to go to China but could not go, she would go for them. The next morning, her pastor rang to say that a man from her church had said that he would pay for Ann to go back to China! To say that Ann was "bowled over" is an understatement. Isn't God good! He's got so much for us, if we will only ask."
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