Open the hearts and minds of the people of Tomsk by teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classes. You will have an opportunity to share your testimony through and interpreter on day 5 of the classes. We teach at several levels of difficulty from beginner to super-advanced. Speaking English allows the Russian people to progress economically so people of all ages and from all walks of life come to the English classes.
Illinois Baptist Disaster Relief (IBDR) has over 1,700 trained volunteers who serve as part of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Disaster Relief ministry, the third largest relief agency in the United States. IBDR responds to natural disasters by providing chainsaw units, shower trailers, mobile kitchens, child care teams, and chaplains. In the case of flooding, volunteers in their signature yellow shirts help homeowners with “mudout,” clearing flooded properties of debris and contaminated building materials, so they can begin rebuilding and recovery.
Our team focus will be preaching, teaching evangelism, children's ministry and marriage / parenting classes. We may also get the opportunity for prayer walking and sharing testimonies. As long as we are in the church building or on church property, we are able to share the Gospel.
We usually assist in reaching villages on the Buvuma Islands in Lake Victoria that are currently unreached with the gospel message. Teams conduct medical, dental and optical clinics, health education clinics and VBS style classes for children while James preaches to those who attend.