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Final Training

  1. 1. Meet the Nationals
  2. 2. Blue print for a typical day… Team leader meeting at 7am Everyone breakfast at 7:30 Worship at 8:00 am Out the door at 8:30 am Ministry until 8 PM Guide Book page 16
  3. 3. Medical team… •Set up •See patients •Staggered lunches •Last sign up at 4PM •Dinner at hotel our out…
  4. 4. Church planting team… •Picked up by pastor/leader •Meet your nationals •Evangelism and Discipleship •Lunch with nationals – soccer •Evangelism and Discipleship •Dinner with nationals •After dinner – cell group
  5. 5. Cultural concerns Guide Book page 24
  6. 6. “Count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have it’s perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” James 1:2-4
  7. 7. Culture shock??? •Time •Worship •Praying •Dress •Potty talk •Hand signs •American’s #1 concern? Guide Book page 24
  8. 8. Food Concerns… •All food at our hotel is OK •Drink plenty of BOTTLED water •Only eat cooked foods •Fruit that YOU peel is OK •Don’t eat food from a street vendor •Your translator will finish your food •Missionary prayer
  9. 9. Foster a Spirit of Unity… •Be on your guard against the enemy •Be a team player •Look for ways to help others •Avoid criticism •Submit to E3 and team leaders •Respect authority •Don’t whine – I might give you some cheese.
  10. 10. Don’t … •Don’t make promises… •Don’t give money… •Don’t wear flashy jewelry or expensive clothes… •Don’t show pictures of your big house and $40,000 car… •Don’t pull money out of your wallet in public…
  11. 11. Communication Concerns… •Your translator will become a friend •Talk with your translator a lot before going out to witness •Look at the person you are sharing with, not the translator •Speak in complete phrases •Avoid jokes, slang or clichés Guide Book page 26
  12. 12. Communication Concerns cont. •Avoid contractions •Avoid references to American culture •If translator doesn’t understand, DON’T GET LOUDER •Thank and encourage your translator •Try to learn a few words of Spanish
  13. 13. Preparing to go You need… 1.Your passport (copies) 2.Immunizations 3.Cool clothes 4.Gifts 5.Some money (souvenirs) Guide Book page 28-29
  14. 14. Packing to go • Two suitcases (50 lb limit) • Cubes, tracts, kids ministry, team meds, notebook • Backpack • Airport TSA regulations • Some money Guide Book page 29-30
  15. 15. Travel, Health and Safety Guide Book page 31
  16. 16. • Money – Ecuador uses US $ • $ Enough for meals on travel days and shopping • Consider a money belt • ET phone home • Stay healthy – drink bottled water, watch your foods, rest, use sanitizer, take deet.. Guide Book page 31
  17. 17. …..Continued…. • Keep feet clean and dry • Wear closed toed shoes • NEVER pet animals • Stay with the team at all times • Be cautious • Take a business card from hotel Guide Book page 31
  18. 18. …..Continued…. • Keep hotel room locked • Lock valuables in room safe Guide Book page 31
  19. 19. We are now in the final days of preparation
  20. 20. It’s time to Strike the match
  22. 22. LDC – Babahoyo March 15, 2009 church leaders are praying for us.
  23. 23. Pray for yourself… Jeremiah 33:3 “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” Guide Book page 8
  24. 24. Ask others to pray for you… Include your family, your Church, your small group. Have them email me and they will be added to a prayer warrior list. Give them our blog address.
  25. 25. Supporters Prayer guide
  26. 26. Spend time daily in the Bible… This is the way God speaks to us. Use the prayer journal in your starter kit. We have already started!!
  27. 27. Recognize, YOU are in a spiritual battle… 1 Peter 5:8 “Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour”. Guide Book page 10
  28. 28. What will we do when we get there? Guide Book page 16
  30. 30. Guide Book page 20
  31. 31. Using the Tract
  33. 33. •Jesus commands us to make disciples •Jesus and Paul made disciples through relationships •Disciples make disciples MAKE DISCIPLES
  34. 34. VERSUSVERSUS • continuously fertile • only one baby per pregnancy • avg. 7 babies per pregnancy • 22-month gestation period • 1-month gestation period • sexual maturity at 18 yrs old • sexual maturity at 4 months • Mathematically speaking, in a 3-year period elephants have a maximum growth potential of 1 elephant. • In the same 3-year period where elephants only produced 1 offspring, 476 million rabbits could potentially be born! • fertile four times a year
  37. 37. Matthew 20:25-28 Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” DEVELOP LEADERS
  39. 39. Everything in the world was created to multiply – Adam and Eve, the beasts of the field, the birds in the air, the fish of the sea and every seed bearing plant. MULTIPLY CHURCHES