OPPORTUNITY


 Outreach Specialist

WorldVenture in upper Guinea, West Africa is seeking to transform society through a multifaceted approach with a solid evangelism emphasis. Maninka are resistant to the gospel. The WorldVenture team believes that with exposure to the truth some will accept truth. Your opportunity is to research and apply methods of evangelism that touch a lot of people at once and then adapt and use them in Guinea to touch many with the gospel.


SUMMARY

LOCATION

Guinea, Western Africa

REQUIREMENTS

Solid, growing believer. Able to grow spiritually without lots of external input. Evangelistically oriented. Strong sense of Gods call. Committed to long-term ministry. Able to get along well with people, build relationships and live with very limited Western contacts. Able to learn languages. Able to live in a primitive area. Able to teach. Flexible (able to adjust plans to fit needs and situation). Able to laugh at ones self. Appropriate Bible training and/or experience. Vision trip required before arrival long-term on field.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Know or learn French and Maninka, culture and living in upper Guinea. Research broad and successful evangelism methods used in West Africa. Try/facilitate one or more. Train Guinean(s) to work with you. Be salt and light using broader outreach techniques to bring people to faith in Christ, strengthen believers and build the church. Come up with ways to use your skills to build society and the church that we cant think of. Be a functional team member and participate in team prayer and worship times. Maintain support. Possible examples:

1. Creatively and broadly distribute gospel media in Maninka (CDs, on chips for cell phones, MP3 format, radio programs, art, Bible portions, etc.)

2. In Senegal a WorldVenture missionary held contests. Prizes ranged from bicycles to big French Dictionaries. To compete in the drawing for the top prizes people completed six simple correspondence courses. Many learned, some came to faith.

LANGUAGE NEEDS

French and Maninka

LANGUAGE USED

French and Maninka

LIVING ENVIRONMENT

Upper Guinea is a "forgotten" area of the world. Towns have no city water or electricity or typical western conveniences. Missionaries live in rental facilities and set up their own solar electrical and well water plumbing systems. The climate is hot for a portion of the year, very limited to no air conditioning because of lack of electricity. Many supplies and services are five hours away in Bamako, Mali. There are bustling markets but supplies and food are different than in the US. Cook from scratch.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

WorldVenture in upper Guinea is focusing on the over two million Maninka People of whom less than 150 are believers. The rest are a mix of a major religion and spirit worshipers. The considerable spiritual oppression to down right spiritual attack, remoteness, limited resources, slowness of the work and climate make this one of the highest areas of missionary attrition in the world. Yet there is a good working relationship among several missions praying and fellowshipping together including SIM, IMB, and Pioneer Bible Translators. WorldVenture believes that within this generation, we can transform this land and society. We are praying and working toward this goal. We invite committed, dedicated, evangelistically and long-term focused believers to join us.

INTERNSHIP

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