Summer Serve 2014 Trip Information and Application

Summer Serve “SpILgrimages” are 3-­‐4 week international experiences that are heavily exposure-­‐ based and discipleship-­‐oriented in their design. The Office of SpIL (Spiritual Life, Inclusion & Leadership programs) at George Fox University does not seek to implement these trips simply as “work projects to solve poverty” as much as we are seeking to experience and serve Christ through cultural immersion, global partnerships, and mutual spiritual transformation opportunities for both student-“pilgrims”, reputable Christian organizations, and indigenous hosts: “Loving God & global neighbors in the name and in the Way of Jesus.” 

Applications and references due November 13, 2013 by 4 p.m.


ROMANIA / MOLDOVA

(in partnership with Word Made Flesh communities in both countries)

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Romania is searching for a new identity amidst its dramatic change from communism to capitalism. Romania suffers economic displacement, the AIDS epidemic, and rising ethnic struggles. Word Made Flesh Romania serves Jesus among the most vulnerable there: at-­‐risk children, street youth and poor families. Christians from Romania and other nations come together from various local churches to seek the Kingdom of God in community. Through ministry on the streets and educational programs at a community center, they strive for a transformed society in which the poor are redeemed and empowered… 

Dates: TBD
Cost/person: 
$3600 (includes airfare & in-country expenses)
Leader(s): 
Tami Ankeny
SpiL T.A. (trip assistant): TBD


ARGENTINA

(in partnership with Word Made Flesh community in Buenos Aires)

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Word Made Flesh Argentina, in collaboration with Argentine partners, is called to serve and discover Jesus among vulnerable children and young adults living in poverty. Through mutual friendships based on love and trust, we accompany our excluded friends in experiencing and knowing Jesus and a fuller life in God.  Intentional hospitality is essential to our ministry creating a space for intimacy with God and neighbor. Through Ministry Among Youth in Retiro, Encuentros, Visits/Discipleship, and After-­‐School Tutoring, WMF hopes to deepen relationships by showing God’s love and commitment to people through activities, games, Bible Studies, and meals together!

Dates: May 2014 (exact dates TBD)
Cost/person: $3600 (includes airfare & in-country expenses)
Leader(s): Elizabeth Bricknell
SpiL T.A. (trip assistant): TBD 

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