Summer Trip: Island Encounters Team

Summer Trip: Island Encounters Team

Region
Oceania
Ministry
Education | Social Issues | Community Development | Outreach
Duration
Short Term
Religion
Hindu | Muslim

Help long term missionaries bring the love of Jesus to Fiji.

Fiji is home to the indigenous Fijians (Melanesian) as well as Indo-Fijians (East Indians brought to work the sugar cane fields several generations ago).  The Indians are Hindus and Muslims. Fiji is a great introduction to cross-cultural ministry for young people. It is a safe and English-speaking environment with a rich culture and many spiritual needs. Fiji is often idealised as a tropical paradise—and it is beautiful—but there is another side to the postcard.  Poverty, both physical and spiritual, is prevalent. This team is seeking to reach out to those in poverty through community development, relationship evangelism, discipleship, and training. Learn about day-to-day life and ministry with the team there.

Your time in Fiji will include children’s ministry (neighbourhood kids’ clubs), working with single mothers and their children (discipleship and after-school tutoring), helping out at Oasis Farm (where you will live), home visits, and exposure to various other missionaries and ministries here in Fiji. You will also travel to the capital city to visit Homes of Hope (a home that works with the victims of sex trafficking), the deaf school and other cultural and educational experiences.

Get in touch if you’d like to know more!

Field Activities (subject to change)

  • Language and culture study
  • Teaching pre-school
  • Discipleship
  • Prayer walking and intercession
  • Working with victims of sex trafficking
  • Community development
  • Farming/agriculture
  • Animal husbandry
  • Relational evangelism
  • Children’s Ministry

F.A.Q.

What will my team be like?

This trip is a joint trip between the US and UK Pioneers bases. You will join up with a group of American young people (aged 18-28) in Fiji. The field team is prepared to accept up to 8 people total.

When will this trip happen?

The dates are somewhat flexible. As you will be joining up with the US team, you can choose to go for some or all of their time, subject to your availability. The US trip is 30 May – 19 July. The field team are open to UK team members arriving late and staying on for a time after the US team members have left, so please do get in touch even if these specific dates are not ideal.

How much does the trip cost?

The cost of the trip is TBD. Please check back later for more information.

*Destination is subject to visa approval through this country’s embassy.