Short-term Missions Trip
Out of the Comfort Zone Asia 2016 - LAOS (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 17-day mission trip to Laos. For more information on the spiritual climate of Laos, please check out - http://www.operationworld.org/laos
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 Laos.
Sat, 30th July: Depart Laos for home (late morning)
Faith-packing - Backpacking Adventure through Laos. We will witness to foreign travellers but also to locals. Through our extensive in-country network of believers we will also visit local believers, encourage them and pray with them as they face challenges or even persecution. Laos is one of the least reached nations and a country that is closed to the gospel. Join us on a faith trip through one of the few remaining communist countries in the world and see God at work in remote places.
- Friendship Evangelism
- Prayer Ministry
You are required to have a basic understanding of English language.
Local eco-tourism simple home stay accommodation or simple guest house in town.
Local Lao 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 - Laos - Home country.
OM Laos representative will travel together with team to final destination.
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
Laos visa: A 30 days visa upon arrival is available at all ports of entry in this country including the three international airports. Bring along one passport photo. Visa cost ranges from USD20 (China) to USD42 (Canada). Sweden - USD31, USA/UK/Europe - USD35, India/Pakistan/Sri Lanka - USD40 and Australia/others - USD30. The full list is on display at the visa application window. Japanese visitors no longer need a visa and ASEAN country passport holders should not have to pay for a 15 day entry stamp. For more details, please check - www.mofa.gov.la/a guide to Laos visa.html
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 - Laos - home country; visas, insurance and personal spending money.