Short-term Missions Trip
Out of the Comfort Zone Asia 2016 - THAILAND/MYANMAR_Sangklaburi (2 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 Thai-Burma (Myanmar) border. For more information on the spiritual climate of Thailand and Myanmar, please check out - http://www.operationworld.org/thai and http://www.operationworld.org/myan
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, 23rd July: Outreach in Thai-Burma (Myanmar) border
Sat, 23rd July: Depart Thailand for home (late morning)
Do you have a desire to serve and reach out to the poor and oppressed in Southeast Asia? If so, join the OCZ team to the OM Mercy Teams International (OM MTI) project among the internally displaced people along the Thai-Myanmar Border! You will serve and minister to over 120 children in the OM MTI School of Mercy, participating in teaching, outreach, physical infrastructural work, sports, friendship and creative ministries.
- Refugee ministry
- Community Outreach
- Children Ministry
- Practical work
You are required to have a basic understanding of English language.
Guest house or village home depending on ministry schedule.
Local Thai/Burmese 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 - Thailand - Home country.
OM MTI representative will travel together with the 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
Thailand visa: most nationalities don't need a visa. For further info, please check website - thailand.visahq.com/
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 - Thailand - home country; visas, insurance and personal spending money.