Come be a part of going to the nations!
At the end of March 2020, we will be sending a team of 4-6 members of our church to build relationships with a long-term team in Desert Valleys.* The purpose of this trip will be to gain vision for the medical and educational work happening there, explore what a longer reciprocal partnership could look like, and serve in a practical way by putting on a conference for their workers, and Vacation Bible School for children.
Would you like to pray, learn, give, or go? Let us know your interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Desert Valleys 2020.”
Submissions will be reviewed after Saturday, Nov 16th, 2019.
Why are we doing this?
We are a church who has been loving the city and the world for a long time, and this is a new way that we are inviting the whole church to journey with us.
We see from all of the Scriptures that our God keeps reaching out to those who do not yet know Him, just as He reached out to us. We want to follow Him in reaching out to others, especially those who have limited access to the Gospel.
How did we get here?
We discerned with Pr. Phil, Pr. Nick, Elder Katie—with the blessing of KWM—the vision of cultivating a mission trip with a long-term partnership in mind.
Through a generous anonymous donation of $15,000 towards a Knox missions trip, we were greatly blessed with the opportunity to make this trip happen!
Why Desert Valleys?
to build relationships with a long-term team; to explore what a longer reciprocal partnership could look like
to gain vision for the medical and educational work happening there
to serve practically at annual conference for workers, VBS for children
What professions are needed in this region?
Medical personnel, especially Dentists, Optometrists, Family medicine, and clinic managers; English Teachers, especially those who can come for a longer time (about 6 weeks)
Future: micro-enterprises E.g. Teaching refugees to sew and have a source of income
There are potentially other opportunities through local church-based service opportunities, but the ones mentioned above are the ones that our partner ministry most urgently needs to fill.
How can I be involved? Pray. Learn. Give. Go. Let us know!
Can children come?
Only members of Knox church who are 16 years of age or older and have parental consent can come. If you are a parent of young children and are called to apply to go and need help making arrangements, please let us know how we can help!
What will the process of preparing look like?
November: Evaluable Application 1, recommend members to Application 2
December: Application 2 evaluated and members appointed
January: Prepare to Engage - times of prayer!
February: Prepare to Engage - time of training! Friday night to Saturday: Cross-cultural training and TCKs
March: Commissioning / Send Off
April: Debrief and Report Back
May: Plan for Next Engagement
*This location is a restricted-access nation, which means that we have to hold the identity very carefully for the well-being of the ministry, workers, and national leaders.