Short-term mission teams, individuals or groups come for a week or weekend of learning about God’s heart for the world, His purpose for the church and the task of reaching remote tribes with the Gospel.
Participants are exposed to the Biblical basis of mission and stories of how the Gospel has been delivered to remote people groups. They receive an introduction to the challenges of learning unwritten languages, deciphering unknown cultures, translating scripture, delivering truth in contrast to worldview and implementing patterns of discipleship. All of this is presented in the context of planting maturing churches among remote tribes who have no prior knowledge of the God of the Bible.
One of the highlights of the Wayumi experience is visiting a tribal village to learn some language and culture. Students quickly realize there is more to tribal church planting than they had previously understood.
Every group I have taken with me to a Wayumi experience has been deeply impacted with God’s eternal purpose for their earthly living.
One young lady jumped out of the van upon our return and announced to her youth pastor, “I’m going to be a missionary!”
Months and years later other participants are steadfast in preparing for serving in ministry.
If you or your church members are looking to strengthen relationships, engage people about eternal purposes for earthly living, gain information about tribal church planting or deepen their walk with God, I highly recommend that you organize a visit to Wayumi.