To reach out to the Ivatans (people of Batanes Provinces) for Jesus.
To unite the churches in reaching the whole province with the Gospel
GO EXTRA MILE is a 17 day intensive missions training and exposure program which is composed of two parts;
a. Equipping each participant with knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to be an effective servant of the Lord.
b. Hands on missions’ exposure among locals.
During the first five days, the participants will learn different skills in evangelism, biblical basis on missions, spiritual discipline, spiritual gift inventory and many more. On the second day of the training, participants will be with their group learning together as one team. They will undergo team building activities and before they are sent out. The teams will have the opportunity to minister among churches in Basco, Batanes on the Sunday. After the 5 days training, the teams will be dispersed to different outreaches. At the end of the program, there will be an optional tour for the participants.
Participants must be physically fit. Each team will have different experiences but all the teams will be walking every day for their ministries. Participants must be willing to adapt to different situations. Last but not the least participants must have a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
a. TRAINING: Participants will sleep on the floor. You need to bring a sleeping bag and a mattress. It will be held in a government school.
b. OUTREACHES: Participants will sleep in the church, school, or pastoral house. It is very important to bring a sleeping bag, mattress, and mosquito nets.
c. BATHROOM AND TOILET. We don't have showers – we bath using a bucket.
a. TRAINING: OM will provide 3 meals and 2 snacks each day. Usually, there will be 2 meal options, a meat and a vegetable option, and for dessert a sweet option or fruits. In the Philippines, we eat rice for breakfast, but in the training we will be providing bread once in a while.
b. OUTREACHES: The team will prepare their menu and budget their expenses.
c. NOTE: If you have allergy or special diet, PLEASE LET US KNOW.
Participants in the west should come 2 days earlier to adjust to the time difference and will need to cover their own food expenses for that period. Those coming from Asian countries can arrive 1 day earlier. The program will officially start in the afternoon of April 9. OM will pick the participants up from the airport. There is no flight to Basco, Batanes from other countries. You can fly to Manila, then onto Basco, Batanes.
Batanes is a safe place to live in. OM Team will be providing mineral / distilled water throughout the whole program. Please bring your own medication.
Please search the internet regarding visa requirements: Different countries have different privileges.
Batanes Province is known for its distinct landscape, steep cliffs, rolling hills, and deep canyons, boulder-lined shores and the architecture of the houses – stone walled and thick thatched roof to withstand the battering of typhoons. Batanes is a strong Roman Catholic province. They need Jesus Christ! The church is not united and our presence as an international team working together might create a great impact amongst churches.