June 1 – July 27, 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 31 January 2018 [Passed]
3 WEEKS TRAINING | 5 WEEKS APPRENTICESHIP
This year we are offering two assignments. One in Sri Lanka and one in Tanzania. Following is basic information about the personnel who will be leading these assignments.
SRI LANKA TEAM
- Country Representative: J Prince/Suzana Mathiasz
- Regional Representative: Lynden/Kathy Shalm
- Coordinator: Angi Clarke
- Staff Assistant: Cori Smith
- Additional Instructors:
- Bruce/Diane Howell
- Alan/Georgene Shalm
- Patrick/Sandra Miller
- Katie Miller
- Hardold Linder
- Cori Smith
3 Weeks of Training?
During the 3 weeks of training, you get to mingle with missionaries and Global Missions staff which is pretty awesome. Additionally the material presented is life-changing as it deals with some of the following:
- our identity in Christ,
- spiritual disciplines,
- practical cross-cultural ministry tips,
- country/regional/administrative missions information,
- as well as inspirational and motivational sessions.
Check out the material from 2017!
Sri Lanka’s documented history spans 3,000 years, with evidence of pre-historic human settlements dating back to at least 125,000 years. Its geographic location and deep harbours made it of great strategic importance from the time of the ancient Silk Road through to World War II. Sri Lanka was known from the beginning of British colonial rule until 1972 as Ceylon (/sᵻˈlɒn, seɪ-, siː-/). Sri Lanka’s recent history has been marred by a thirty-year civil war which decisively ended when the Sri Lankan military defeated the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in 2009.
A diverse and multicultural country, Sri Lanka is home to many religions, ethnic groups, and languages. In addition to the majority Sinhalese, it is home to large groups of Sri Lankan and Indian Tamils, Moors, Burghers, Malays, Kaffirs and the aboriginal Vedda. Sri Lanka has a rich Buddhist heritage, and the first known Buddhist writings of Sri Lanka, the Pāli Canon, date back to the Fourth Buddhist council in 29 BC.
Tanzania’s population of 51.82 million (2014) is diverse, composed of several ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups. Tanzania is a presidential constitutional republic, and since 1996, its official capital city has been Dodoma, where the President’s Office, the National Assembly, and some government ministries are located. Dar es Salaam, the former capital, retains most government offices and is the country’s largest city, principal port, and leading commercial centre. Tanzania is a one party dominant state with the socialist-progressive Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party in power. From its formation until 1992, it was the only legally permitted party in the country. This changed on 1 July 1992, when amendments to the Constitution and a number of laws permitting and regulating the formation and operations of more than one political party were enacted by the National Assembly. Elections for president and all National Assembly seats were last held in October 2015. The CCM holds approximately 75% of the seats in the assembly. Read more…