Reach the Chinese of Dar Es Salaam
August 8, 2017 to December 5, 2017
2 students needed
(Includes cost of airfare, housing, food, insurance, visa, local transportation. Does not include cost of passport and innoculations)
Students will live in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and work closely with our Chinese pastor and his wife to reach the Chinese people living in Dar es Salaam. Mandarin language proficiency is a requirement as many of this people group do not speak English, though Cantonese may also work. Students should be able to at least give their testimony and explain the plan of salvation. Time will spent going to areas of high Chinese population, witnessing, teaching the Bible, and mentoring new believers.
The culture in Dar es Salaam is more modest than the States. Female students should plan to wear long skirts and tops that cover the shoulders, though looser pants are acceptable in many situations. Male students can often wear long shorts, but should also consider wearing pants most of the time. Ministry will be mostly within the Chinese culture, which is not as sensitive, but students should be sensitive to the African culture that they will be living in.
Dar es Salaam is a large city on the Indian Ocean. The climate is generally hot and humid. Dar is about 50% Muslim. The rest of the population is Christian, African Traditional Religion, or nothing. The main local ethnicity's are Tanzanian and Arab/Indian. The Chinese population mostly lives in the city center where it is easy to walk to work. Students will be able to take local transport to the city center and work with those who come to the pastor’s house for church and Bible study.
We plan for students to share an apartment close to the IMB missionaries and Chinese pastor. It will be like an American apartment with most western conveniences except, perhaps, a washer and dryer. Washing clothes can be done at the missionary’s house if needed. It may or may not have air conditioning in the bedrooms.
Necessary Immunizations and malaria prophylactic
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