Short-term Missions Trip
##CANCELLED## Out of the Comfort Zone Asia 2016 - AUSTRALIA_Sydney (3 weeks) (Malaysia)
Welcome to the diverse, vibrant and eclectic world of Asia.
Approximately 4.4 billion people, or 60% of all the people in the world, live in this region and is one of the world's most populated places. Major religions include Buddhism Confucianism or Neo-Confucianism, Taoism, Chinese folk religion, Shintoism, Shamanism, Hinduism, Islam and more recently Christianity. With great political diversity, it is shaped by communism, democracies, dictatorships, monarchies and republics. This region has some of the poorest and neediest countries in the world and is prone to many natural disasters include floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, bushfires, typhoons and mudslides. At the same time, the area also contains some of the fastest growing economies in the world.
With some of the world's most unreached people, and millions untouched by the transformational impact of the gospel. East Asia has huge challenges for missions.
Out of the Comfort Zone Asia is a short term mission programme that provides exposure, experience and equips you to take the Good News to Asia. You will first attend the OCZ Asia conference held in Malaysia before stepping out on a 10-day mission trip to Australia. For more information on the spiritual climate of Australia, please check out - http://www.operationworld.org/aust
Sat, 09th July: Arrive at KLIA/klia2 (airports), Malaysia before 2pm (if possible). All participants will have dinner together before the first programme starts.
Sat, 09th - Wed, 13th July: In addition to the main sessions, group discussions and team building activities, different workshops, as well as cross-cultural awareness night, prayer night, communion and 'Sending Off' service are planned. The conference will end on 13th July evening.
Thu, 14th July: In the morning, outreach participants will leave for airport to fly to their outreach destination.
Thu, 14th - Sat, 30th July: Outreach in Australia.
Sat, 30th July: Depart Australia for home (late morning)
The first week of outreach will be spent in Sydney with the MAP team ministering to refugees and asylum seekers, and the second week will be spent with the team at Bound for Paradise in Surfers Paradise, Queensland sharing the Gospel with the many Muslim tourists who flock here in July from the Arabian Peninsula to escape the heat of their own countries. We have an amazing opportunity to befriend these people who live in the heartland of Islam and have never met a Christian before or heard of Jesus. These two weeks will include intensive training on friendship evangelism with Muslims and ministry through sports, children’s activities, literature distribution, door knocking, a street outreach program and practical work in churches.
- Community Outreach
- Children Ministry
- Friendship Evangelism
- Practical Work
You are required to have a basic understanding of English language.
In a guest house or hostel depends on the ministry schedule.
Local Australian and ethnic food will be served. Be ready to enjoy the food served for the team.
Participants are responsible to arrange your own flights: Home country - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Australia - Home country.
Participants will fly in and out of Sydney airport. Please book the recommended flight to arrive 14 July and your flight home on 30 July departing late morning to allow travel time to the airport. The MAP team will drive you to and from Surfer’s Paradise (travel time is approximately 10 hours) which is included in the price of the outreach.
Participants will need to be in good health. If you have any health issues, please let us know.
Malaysia visa: most countries can get tourist visa upon arrival. However, please check in advance with your local embassy or online at www.kln.gov.my/web/guest/requirement-for-foreigner
Australia visa: Please check in advance with your local embassy or online at https://australianvisaauthority.org/
Participants should apply online for an ETA tourist visa which costs A$20. Please allow at least 24 hours for processing.
Conference/outreach fees cover accommodation, meals, training materials and ministry.
Please note it does not include your flight from your home country - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Australia - home country; visas, insurance and personal spending money.