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Redeem the Summer Internships

 

Redeem the Summer Internships (RTS) are an excellent opportunity to take the next step into missions.

If you've asked God, "Is Missions Where You're Calling Me?" then an RTS Internship is just for you.

As an RTS intern, you'll serve alongside International Messengers (IM) missionaries, who will not only care for you, but challenge you and hold you accountable to set goals.  Also, the six weeks will give you time needed to seek God and see what missions is like on a day-in, day-out basis.

Each ministry needs interns who come with a heart to learn, a willingness to love and a hunger to lean harder into Jesus! There are many ministry opportunities which may include discipleship, international church involvement and music ministry, university student ministry, outreach to Roma, orphans, or other at-risk people groups, evangelism and working with youth. Ministry opportunities vary from year to year.

Destination Information

KATOWICE, POLAND
Poland is a country in central Europe, where among 250 people, one may find one follower of Jesus. At the same time over 86% of people believe that God exists but do not have a personal relationship with Him. You can be God's instrument in the lives of Poles during the artistic Slot Art Festival and our Evangelistic English Camp and in everyday relationships with young people in Katowice. If you love Jesus, you speak English and you are open to others then you have everything you need to serve in Poland. Join us this summer and help us share the Gospel with our loved ones and friends.

POZNAN, POLAND
Come help us reach college age students for Christ through relationship building.  We plan to have two Evangelistic English Camps.  We will ask You to teach English, share your testimony and your life with them.  You will spend lots of time with students who need to hear the gospel by hanging out with them, playing, teaching, laughing, sharing, talking, singing and loving them.  Some of the students will keep in contact with you long after you've returned home.

CORNESTI, ROMANIA
An intern would live and serve at the River of Life Care Home, a ministry sacrificially serving mothers and their children.  There is much to do...interns would enter into the daily life, along with the staff and residents of the Care Home.  Daily activities with purpose are planned for as many as twenty kids.  Maintenance and light construction projects are ongoing; cutting wood to prepare for winter; conducting village outreaches and activities with the kids are the norm.  There will also be opportunities for Bible study and developing deeper relationships with the Care Home residents.

ODESSA, UKRAINE
Do you speak English? Then God can use you in Ukraine. Many Ukrainians want help with their English. Living Hope Church of Odessa, Ukraine is an English/Russian speaking church in a large city with tons of opportunities for you to share the Gospel with unbelievers, disciple believers and have fun at our amazing beach. Join us in discipleship groups, leading Bible studies, teaching North American games and songs, in the city, at English camps and hiking in the mountains. We can really use your help.

Preparation Information

APPLICATION: Applicants are to be single and college-age (i.e. 18-29 yrs). Send your Application and (2) Recommendation forms to International Messengers Canada, P.O. Box 11022 - 1945 McCallum Rd., Abbotsford, B.C.  V2S 0E4 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Internship space is limited, applications and recommendation forms will be reviewed on a first-come first-served basis.

ORIENTATION: Orientation will be held June 10-17, 2017. Location TBD. Orientation will consist of prayer and devotions to start the day, then class for the remainder of the morning and afternoon.  Classwork will include Spiritual Formation, Cross-Cultural Adaption, Discipleship, Evangelism, and English Camp Training. Interns must be in-country to begin their six-week internship by July 1, 2017.

COSTS: The cost for Redeem the Summer internships is $3,000 CAD. This amount includes all orientation training materials, housing, and meals during training.  In addition, the cost covers basic living and ministry expenses during your internship.  What this cost does not cover is travel expenses (to and from training and to and from your internship destination), entertainment, personal travel, special diets, medical needs, and other extras.

RAISING SUPPORT & DEADLINES: See Building a Support Team for critical information about raising a prayer and financial support team. (Disregard deadlines given on #8 under the heading, “Assemble a Financial Support Team” .)

Donations must be sent to: International Messengers Canada, P.O. Box 11022 - 1945 McCallum Rd., Abbotsford, BC  V2S 0E4.

Make cheques payable to International Messengers Canada and preference the gift by writing RTS Internships and your name on an attached post-it note.  DO NOT have supporters write your name on the cheque.

50% of the needed cost is due by mid-May.  Plane ticket must be purchased and the remainder of the cost is due by the beginning of Orientation.

Further questions, contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 604-855-4433.

Note: Classroom teaching experience is not required to teach English at our Evangelistic English Language Camps.  The curriculum provided and the training received at Orientation will give you the tools needed to effectively teach conversational English.

 

 

Living Fearlessly in Fearful Times

 

It is hard to tune into any type of conservative media broadcasts these days without hearing about a looming financial crisis in this nation. As a mission we are being impacted by the loss of individual supporters from areas of high unemployment. This downturn has also caused churches to be uninterested or to think they’re unable to send adult short-term teams to serve our missionary staff. This may eventually impact the level of care we can offer our staff and it may even threaten our survival as a mission. How do we as followers of Jesus live in these fearful times?


First, I think we accept this downturn from God’s hand. To “not be offended” (Matthew 11:6) by what He allows and to trust His heart during this time is how we live with an active faith that pleases Him. Maybe these next few years will bring the real revival we’ve been praying for. Possibly we’ll see new ways to serve and share the Gospel with people that have been unavailable to us in prosperous times. Maybe watching us live by faith will drastically reduce the loss of our kids to the world. Maybe this will really be OUR time to impact our culture!

Second, I think we must purpose to be God’s light where we are and to engage in God’s work with new intensity. Engaging in Kingdom affairs does wonders for our satisfaction with life and for our perspective. Giving and living by faith changes us and exposes us to God’s great passion for the lost. Let’s recommit to the good works that God has created us to do. If a downturn will cause us to break loose from the culture and our fleshly love for comfort, maybe investing in the eternal needs of those around us will help us become thankful—even for these tougher days. We are encouraged in Luke 12:33-34 to build treasure where moth and rust will not destroy it; maybe this downturn will help us refocus on that goal.

Finally, we must cooperate with the Lord Jesus by more rigorously getting after the dark corners of our hearts. The frantic pace of material prosperity has not brought us spiritual prosperity. We are actually pretty impoverished in walking with and living out our love for Jesus. Maybe these fearful days will drive us to put extra time on examining our hearts in light of Scripture and giving God the time to speak to us. There is much to gain from godliness and contentment. Could this be our time to restore the community of our local churches, to strengthen our ties in our homes, to build real relationships with the folks who live around us, and to give ourselves to honest repentance?

It is our privilege as believers to prosper in dark times in ways the world can’t imagine. Let’s focus on Kingdom priorities and let God work out His wonderful design for our lives to the glory of His name.

“And He will give you all you need from day to day if you live for Him and make the Kingdom your primary concern.” Matthew 6:33 (NLT)