Mission Experience is an amazing youth and young adult short term mission immersion program where young adult and youth from the USA work together with young adults and youth in Guyana's rainforest for a week of ministry and fun!
After arriving in Guyana, our team will embark on a 4-hour boat ride down the Corentyne River to Siparata. Then the fun begins! The entire group of 100+ participants are then divided up into teams, where they will engage in friendly competition for the rest of the week... Team competitions my involve a meal preparation, a boat race, or something else... very much like some of the games seen on The Amazing Race.
There's always time for R and R on this adventure! Whether it's swimming in the river, or hopping on a banana boat... you can count on an adventure. At nights, we join the villagers for nightly services. So.. what are you waiting for? Jump in and join the adventure! Check out the video below for highlights from ME2105! Our goal is to bring the FUN back into youth ministry!
A small village of indigenous peoples of Guyana made up of Amerindians. The village is on the Corentyne River, overlooking Suriname. Most of the people live in the jungle. Siparuta is the Big town in this region. Having been in the small village it is peaceful and simple. Their are no electricity, no cars and the main road is a 8 foot wide dirt path which is constantly eroding because of heavy rains. The grass huts are slowly going away and you see a lot of wood and brick structures. Many of the people still bathe in the river.
Amerindians live mostly in reservations and villages in remote parts of the interior. Their standard of living is much lower than that of most Guyanese, and their ability to participate in decisions affecting their lands, cultures, traditions, and the allocation of natural resources is virtually nil.
A. Visiting Siparuta, communicating with the native people. Sharing THE JESUS FILM.
B. Ministry among the native people, church service, personal evangelism.
C. Community Service Project:
There is also a day or two set aside for Sightseeing; rainforest and savannahs: hitchhiking, swimming, fishing.
(Team members must have their own fishing equipment or enjoy the excitement of making it locally)
Teams must be prepared to minister for the duration of the trip. Testimonies, puppets, drama, mime, preaching, teaching will have to be prepared to communicate cross culturally. Our goal is to communicate the Gospel of Christ to the people of Orealla, while being sensitive to the local culture.
What is included:
What is NOT included:
This is a short list of items to include in your packing. As we think of more items, we will add to the list.
Hand Sanitizer * Mosquito Repellent * Toilet Paper * Light Clothing * Sun Glasses * Sun Block * Flip Flops * Tennis Shoes * Towels * Flashlight * Batteries * Snacks (your favorites) * Anti-diarrheal * Medication * Camera * Bedding & Sleeping Bags