Ignite 2014 is headed to the beautiful country of Bolivia!
Are you , or do you know, a young adult between the ages of 19 – 29? Do you speak both English and Spanish? Do you have a passion for Jesus? Are you ready to IGNITE? Spark a connection with Chilean and Bolivian brothers and sisters in Christ, kindle your spiritual growth, and blaze with passion for Jesus, God, and the people of the world.
Ignite.. Global Mission for a New Generation in a New Way!
Dates: June 20 - July 26, 2014
Cost: $1500 plus round trip airfare to Bolivia (roughly between $800 and $1500)
This year's Ignite team will comprised of participants from the USA and Chile, making this the first three-culture team. All participants must be able to speak Spanish and English at an intermediate level.
The team begins with orientation in Bolivia, led by IM Global Consultant and IGNITE spiritual leader, Dr. Dan Buttry. These three days are designed to build sustaining relationships with one another and deepen their walk with God.
After orientation the IGNITE Team will spend three weeks with team leaders IM missionary Rev. Dr. Mario Morales and Rev. Matt Toupin, Lead Pastor of First Baptist Church, Omaha, NE immersed in the Bolivian culture. The team will serve in programs and projects of the House of Hope ministry, including community development projects with hydroponics and COB housing, working with the disadvantaged and marginalized, children at risk in the red-light district, handicapped children shunned by society, and more. Chilean and USA participants will learn from and with Bolivians while working together as mission partners and brothers and sisters in Christ.
The three weeks will also include significant aspects of spiritual and leadership formation including participatory ministry, silent retreat, religious pilgrimage, and learning about different traditions of spirituality in the Bolivian context.
US debriefing will be at the 2014 World Mission Conference (WMC) in Green Lake, WI. You’ll get to share your about your Bolivia immersion, interact with ALL of the International Ministries missionaries, and participate in the 200th year celebration of American Baptist Foreign Mission!
**$1500 cost includes all in country costs (food, housing, transportation, and entry visa), supplemental medical insurance, travel accident insurance, all costs associated with the World Mission Conference, and two sources of scholarships and grants. Cost does not include passports, immunizations, personal costs like laundry, souvenirs, snacks, or water outside of what is provided. We assist you with ideas for raising support!