In northern Ivory Coast less than 1% of the people are believers. Join WorldVenture and the national church in reaching out to the population through agriculture.
Training and skill in agriculture, animal husbandry and/or related areas (MA or above preferred). Open to learn new methods and train nationals while discipling and brining some to faith in Christ. Cooperative, dependable, industrious, adaptable, with stamina, having solid prayer support base. Mature believers, interested and experienced in local church ministry. A self-starter, someone to help improve agriculture, work with coops, expand the use of the Maringa tree for instance. Reforestation.RESPONSIBILITIES
Partner with the national church in improving living standards and helping provide agricultural jobs. The national church also hopes to create a university where you could teach. Work with nationals in agricultural projects. Participate in local churches to encourage them in outreach and ministry. Maintain your personal spiritual disciplines. Pray for the people and ministry. Participate in team and field activities.LANGUAGE NEEDS
French learned in France or Quebec Dioula or a Senoufo language learned in Ivory CoastLANGUAGE USED
French and Dioula or SenoufoLIVING ENVIRONMENT
Live on the former ICA (International Christian Academy) Campus or other mission compound. As peace comes one might live in town. Northern Ivory Coast is generally hot and dry or hot and humid depending on the rains. Supplies are somewhat difficult to get but not impossible. Roads, phones, internet and electricity exist especially in cities but services may be sporatic.WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Very few missionaries and few westerners because of the conflict that has gone on in the country. We believe now is the time for people to begin training for ministry in northern Ivory Coast. In a worst case situation of continuing conflict you could use the same languages to serve with similar skills in neighboring countries. Work with Rod and Angelika Ragsdale who are passionate and very skilled at outreach and dream with the nationals of creating a Christian university that would teach in agriculture, business and missions. You would learn tons from them and gain from their experience. They want people to join with them in their ministry. The WorldVenture related team in Cote dIvoire is becoming multi-national. In the future it is possible that team meetings will be conducted in French, the language of CI of international exchange.INTERNSHIP