The ministry of missions starts with prayer. Our vision trips reflect our belief that prayer is hands-on ministry. Each prayer conference will take 1-2 weeks in the summer to explore a key European city. By framing immersion in the culture with times of focused prayer, they provide an opportunity to get a bigger view of how God is at work in his kingdom.
Throughout the year, World Harvest partners with North American churches to assist our overseas workers in ministry projects. Opportunities for service include evangelism, children's ministry, construction, English camps, and medical ministry. Our short-term teams coordinator, Brad Wallace (703-969-5309), will work with you and your church to discern how you can partner with World Harvest.
Short-Term Team Opportunities
Chile: A two-week trip to Valparaiso where we will build Sunday School classrooms for a Chilean Presbyterian Church being planted by a local pastor working to reach many college students in the city. This project is awaiting building permits and will probably take place in winter or spring of 2015.
Kenya: Healthcare Team: This will be a team working with children in the slums of Nairobi giving medical care, teaching crafts, and putting on a children's bible school. Max team size 5. Dates: June 12 - 24, 2014. (Team Filled)
Kenya: We will take a team to Usueni, Kenya to build a technical school for a local pastor planting a church in this rural area of Kenya. The school will give the people in the area the chance to learn skills that will help them find jobs. Team will also be doing evangelism. The dates for this trip are: July 3 - July 10, 2014.
Spain: Two teams are needed for construction and remodeling work in a church we have planted in the suburbs of Barcelona. We will soundproof the building and remodel the building to allow for after-school children and youth ministries. This would include a computer lab (for homework) and a rec center for youth activities. Max team size 10. Dates: First team: Fall/Winter 2014, Summer 2015
Uganda: Three teams are needed in Bundibugyo, Uganda to construct a building that will be part of Christ School, a Christian secondary school started by our WHM team. Max team size 9.
- Team One: May 9 - 25, 2014 (Urgent need for more team members.)
- Team Two: August 1 - 17, 2014 (Team not yet formed. Would your church be interested?)
- Team Three: January 2015
United Kingdom: Opportunities for three teams to go to the Shepherd's Bush area of London to put on week-long Vacation Bible Schools for a church we are planting in that area among the South Asian population. These trips coincide with British school breaks on:
- April 14 - 18
- April 21 - 25
- May 26 - 30
United Kingdom: Construction renovation work in WHM Team's diaconal house/ministry center used for diaconal housing of church members, asylum seekers, team meetings, hospitality house, music production studio, etc. Dates: TBD by short-term team. (Blackout dates: June 7 - 15, July 7 - 14, July 25 - August 4).
United Kingdom: Kids Club: Southall Church Planting team. VBS in morning, construction and/or evangelism in afternoons. Dates: July 26 - August 4, 2014. (Team Filled)