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Central Asia Student/Orphan Outreach

Project #: 113585
Country: Central Asia
Dates: August 11, 2017 to December 22, 2017
Length: 134 Days
Team Members: 4 students needed (0 Males / 2 Females)
Minimum Education: High School Diploma
Cost: $3,950.00
(Includes cost of airfare, housing, food, insurance, visa, local transportation. Does not include cost of passport and innoculations)
Job Description:
Do you want to rub shoulders with Central Asian university students as well as orphans? We are looking for some motivated individuals who are ready to share their lives and the gospel with the unreached. You will study the local language and help teach conversational English to university students. Your task will be to make friends with local students, spend time with them and take advantage of opportunities God gives you to share spiritual truth. In addition to this, you will also visit a local orphan dormitory where you will have the opportunity to interact with orphan youth. You will be working alongside a full-time worker who will provide encouragement and training. The Lord can use you to reach the next generation of Central Asians for Christ!

Cultural Information:
Our people group varies from modern westernized to traditional and conservative. Local students wear nice clothes to class - nice pants and a collared shirt, and rarely wear casual clothes on campus. Generally, you will need to dress up more than the average student does in the US. More details can be obtained directly from the field.

Geographic Information:
Your city is located at the foothills of the Tien Shan mountains, typically warm in the summer, with a short fall and spring. Temperatures in the summer can reach into the 90's, while winters can drop to -25C/-13F.

Available Housing:
Furnished soviet-era apartment or dorm room. Developing world conditions, so the expected living standard will be lower than the US.

Health Considerations:
You should be able to walk up to 2 miles a day and climb five flights of stairs (if you live on the 5th floor of a building, you would be walking up/down 5 flights perhaps multiple times daily), and endure cold weather with a winter windchill sometimes reaching -10F (or 90F heat during summer). The main health consideration is the ability to endure the cold winter temperatures.

To be discussed on a case by case basis. Personal medical conditions that may pose a threat under developing world health care conditions should be disclosed during the application process and discussed with field personnel.

Equipment to Bring:
To be discussed with field upon acceptance of assignment.