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Short-term Missions Trip

Transform 2016 Europe - Transit Challenge Traveling Team (United Kingdom)

Transform (www.transform.om.org) is a unified effort around the Mediterranean to create momentum for the gospel by mobilising people and training them in telling their personal God story.
As you join Transit Challenge, you will assist OM teams across Europe in their mission of making Christ known. We hope that it will help to broaden your cultural perceptions, deepen your relationship with God and shape your character through an intense team-life situation.

For five months you will be a vital part of a small team whose united purpose is to serve and to make Christ known across Europe. Following from the central conference in Barcelona, you will travel to European nations in a Transit van. Be prepared for long journeys together in a Transit van which will become a valued member of your team…
In each country you will experience new cultures and form new relationships as you work alongside churches and OM teams. You will learn from and be challenged by this five month experience of team-life.

single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families sorry, no groups
Mon 11 Jul 2016 – Sat 17 Dec 2016
Fri 06 May 2016
6,310 CHF (participants from Switzerland)

11th to 16th of July 2016 – central conference in Barcelona, Spain
16th July to 17th of December 2016 - The transit journey.
You will start in Barcelona with a week of worship, training and teaching together with hundreds of young people from many parts of the world. From there you will join a small team traveling around the European Mediterranean nations in a Transit van. In each country you will work within a schedule that the local OM team will have prepared for you. This schedule should reflect the local culture and the long-term vision of the OM team. You will participate in ongoing projects as well as taking part in special outreaches and activities. You may be asked to create and lead Children’s programmes, to talk with new people about your faith, to serve practically, to visit the elderly, to be involved in Sports programmes, and more; all with the aim of making Christ known.

Can you speak English? Are you flexible? Do you enjoy travelling, meeting people and experiencing new cultures? Do you enjoy living and working in a team? Are you passionate about Christ and sharing His love? If so, you could be part of the next Transit Challenge Team.

In each country accommodation will be arranged for you by the OM team. During your five months you may sleep in houses, on church floors, in tents and offices: be prepared to live out of your suitcase!

Food will be provided within the overall cost. The local OM team will provide for you in each country. In some places you will be cooked for, in others you will be given a food budget and will buy and cook for yourselves. Be adventurous and enjoy experiencing new tastes!

You need to book and pay for your own return travel to Barcelona, arriving on the 11th of July and leaving on the 17th of December. The conference will take place in the area of Barcelona. Detailed information about travel to the conference site will be given to you by your local OM office. All other travel in Europe will be organised through Transit and will mostly be in the Transit van.

You need to be in good health and be able to cope with different climates, diets and situations. You are responsible for obtaining appropriate emergency health and medical insurance.

Please check with your local OM office.

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