Hang out under the shiny stars in Belize and give the Holy Spirit a chance to speak to your heart about a new beginning. Expect spiritual growth and rewards. Discover and develop new ways to serve Him in any impoverished culture with classroom sessions and hands-on mission training and experience.
Leaders and teachers are real missionaries on the cutting edge of meeting the physical, spiritual, emotional, educational and medical needs of the poor abroad. Lodging and food is provided for a free-will offering.
Our goal for 26 years is to love and teach poor children to know, love and serve Jesus. We need volunteers to GO help us at our Christian Elementary School and our home for single, destitute moms in Ensenada, Mexico and a large Kinder school and separate home for abandoned street boys in Davao, Philippines. And we need a devoted couple or small team to live at a future home for needy children in Charity, Guyana, South America.
Sparrows Gate two-week mission training course is about getting to know yourself and how your interests, experience, skills and talents can be directed and used for urgent kingdom purposes in an impoverished country. Sharing new and lasting friendships with others who are considering, or have already decided, to be on the front lines of ministry abroad is an added benefit.
Dean Tinney, senior missions training teacher, is a missionary with more than 25 years of full-time experience in Asia and Latin America. He is the founder of Sparrows Gate Mission, a non-profit organization determined to rescue poor children in Latin America and Asia. He is the book author of Finding God's Playground, Latin American Culture, 100 Insights, Coaching Tomorrow's Leaders, Soaring with Seven Insights, Be A Better Speaker, Tame Fear, Enjoy Life and more.
A valuable resource and treasure in Sparrows Gate initial missions training program comes all the way from Nepal (in northwest China) in the form of a book titled "On Being A Missionary," by Dr. Thomas Hale. This book is no sugar-coated account of mission service abroad and should be read by every serious mission-minded volunteer.
All twenty chapters contain information and insights from an extremely aware and experienced modern-day physician/missionary that can inspire, encourage and prepare mission volunteers to make a lasting difference for precious little ones in beggarly nations.
Missionary Myths Exploded
The Big Decision
Cross Cultural Communication
Cultural Transition and Lifestyle
Fitting Into The Team
Donor Support and Accounting
Tent Making Ideas
Combating Stress and Fatigue
Prayer and Fellowship
Coaching Tomorrow's Leaders
Student Profile and more
Students of all ages (over 18) from all nations and every Christ-centered denomination are welcome.
For more information or to enroll in our next mini-mission training course, please contact us.