STEP OUT 2018 - Japan (11 days in Ishikawa): 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 travel with your teammates to Ishkawaken area and work with OM Japan to encourage Japanese Christians and reach out to non-Christian families in Japan. Exposure to Shintoism and Japanese culture. You will also be involved in English ministry in local churches.

Dates:Sat 28 Jul 2018 – Sat 11 Aug 2018
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Cost:980 USD (participants from United States)
Ages:18-55
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 – 11th August: The team will be involved in Children Ministry - English class and Bible class, Local church Ministry , Distribution Bible , Learning Japanese culture- The adventure of Japan , Prayer Walk in Ishikawaken area, and Homestay in local non-Christian family.

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 or Local Japanese Family(Homestay)

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 (Komatsu, KMQ) - 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

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