Youth Worker to an Amazon People

Located in the lush jungle mountains of the central Peruvian Amazon, the Yanesha people live in over 40 rural communities. Although they were reached by Wycliff missionaries in the 60s, the spiritual awakening experienced by that generation has faded and the Yanesha churches are small and elderly. It has little to offer or attract the next generation. Our prayer is that the church would not die with its founders.

It is a pivotal time in the lives of this next generation. Their world and exposure to it is changing quickly with the recent arrival of electricity, and this team is looking to prepare them with the Truth and wisdom needed to be ready for these impending changes that “modern society” will usher in. There is no one better than young men and women to influence the lives of students for Christ!

Goers will have the opportunity to engage with students through local outreach at the high schools, teaching English, soccer and volleyball, starting a Bible study and more. There are always opportunities to start something new and we welcome your creativity and fresh ideas! Put your passion to see the next generation boldly living for Christ into action as you walk alongside local students as a positive support, encourage them to dream big, demonstrate the love of Christ, and revitalize the local church!

Skills: 

Ministry experience with youth Biblical/Theological training; Mature and flexible Christian with a servant heart who works well under authority and on a team with a desire to reach and work with youth; Desire to build relationships, lead by example, and encourage young people to dream and think about their futures; Enjoys travel and adventure (lots of dirt roads)

Some Spanish skills and a willingness to study further if needed

Teaching, sports, or musical skills would be helpful

Placement Details

Status: 
Open
Region: 
Language: 
Positions: 
1
Start cycles: 
Fall
Location: 
Peru
Genders: 
Both
Reference number: 
13065349
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