STEP OUT 2018 - Japan (6 days in Miyagi): Japan

STEP OUT is a short-term program that provides practical mission training and experience hands-on mission in Asia.

A: Asia mission trips
B: Bilingual mission conference
C: Cross culture experience
D: Discipleship training

After the conference, you will be traveling with your teammates to Miyagi prefecture, on the Northeastern coast of Japan where was hit by Tsunami in 2011. The outreach team will help the OM church-planting team to present an English camp for children aged 6-11.

Dates:Sat 28 Jul 2018 – Mon 06 Aug 2018
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Cost:690 USD (participants from United States)
Ages:18-50
single people welcome married couples welcome families welcome groups welcome

Ministry Details

28th July: Arrive at Taoyuan International Airport. All participants will have dinner together before the first program starts.
28th -31st July: It includes main sessions, interaction sessions, team building, different practical workshops, cross-cultural awareness, prayer night, community night. The conference will end in the evening of 31st July.
01st August: Depart conference for Japan
01st – 06th August: The team will be involved in Mainly children’s ministry (English Camp) in Tome City. During the camp, a story from the Bible is presented in creative ways to kids who have very little or no opportunities to hear anything about Jesus. It is a busy time, with lots of activities and energetic kids!

Participant Profile

We are looking for people who love Jesus. No previous experience is necessary as here it could be your starting point! Additionally, if you have a heart for Asia but are not sure about where to start, this program is definitely designed for you.
Another distinctive feature for STEP OUT is the BILINGUAL conference (English and Chinese)! We warmly welcome Chinese speakers who struggle to communicate in English as Chinese interpretation would be provided throughout the conference.

Accommodation:

Simple accommodation

Food:

You will be offered Taiwanese food and local Japanese Food. Special dietary needs have to be communicated in advance.

Travel:

You should arrange your flight to Taoyuan International Airport(TPE), Taiwan – Japan(Sendai, SDJ) - home country. Full details of travel arrangements will be provided by your local OM office.
Airport pick-up will be arranged on the arrival day. Transportation will be provided from the conference venue to the airport on the departure day.

Health:

You should be in average good health, and be responsible to obtain appropriate emergency health, medical, and travel insurance

Visa:

Only a TOURIST visa is required. In addition, Taiwan has visa exemption relationships with many countries. Please confirm full details in the website of Taiwanese bureau of consular affairs: www.boca.gov.tw

Japan visa: Please apply for 'Holiday or Stopover/transit' visa, and purpose of visit is to experience Japanese culture and visiting people. Japan now has a visa exemption relationship with many countries, please check on the website - www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/short/novisa.html

Notes:

OM Miyagi team is steadily growing, and we have a great expectation for what God wants to do in this part of Japan. Our city has very little Christians, with hardly any children or youth in the churches. The English camp has been presented during Step Out for the past two years, and has helped the OM team develop new contacts in the community. Many Japanese parents would like their children to learn English, so we use English as a way to draw children to the camp. Come and join us to reach out, sow the seed of the gospel, and share the victorious, abundant life of a Christian to our Japanese friends.