Location: Southeast Asia
Dates: 10 weeks, May 29 to August 1, 2019
Religion: Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism
Internship category: Intercultural Studies, TESOL
What does a mission trip to Southeast Asia look like?
This city is a blend of unreached peoples, languages, and beliefs impacting all parts of life.
In a single neighborhood you will often hear bells from the Hindu temple, smell incense from Buddhist and Taoist worshippers, and hear the Muslim call to prayer.
This location is a beautiful, equatorial tropical island.
The area is in the suburbs, with both a large outdoor market and a large superstore within 10 minutes. You will be a 45-minute flight from the capital. There’s an international airport on the island, along with several malls and other modern conveniences.
Yet, below the surface are many complexities; the world’s three largest non-Christian religions all live on top of each other and coexist in everyday life.
There is a wide array of social classes as well, ranging from:
-migrant workers from nearby countries
-local Muslims who speak little to no English
-Hindus who speak mostly the local language and also English
-very wealthy East Asian Tibetans and Buddhist business people/property owners.
There is a lot of seafood here, the climate is hot and humid year-round (91 degrees Fahrenheit every day), and rain is often on the forecast.
Our island is considered a top-ten foodie destination in the world!
Southeast Asia Mission Trip Activities (subject to change)
- Prayerwalking. This is a regular part of our weekly routine. You will prayer walk different parts of the city at least two or three times a week.
- Going out 2×2. You will learn the way that Jesus sent out His disciples in Luke 9, 10, and Matthew 10 and then go out 2×2 to practice these things several times a week.
- Disciple making training. We will walk through the biblical principles of disciple making together as a team and with other expats and put them into practice together.