Step provides a practical, short introduction to mission in another culture, working as part of a team alongside a local church community.
Although Step teams go to give, they often say that they receive just as much – if not more – in return. For a few weeks, or a few months, they learn to depend on God in new ways and see him at work in their lives and the lives of others.
Here are a few examples of the sort of things Step teams do:
- A church team from the north of England went to decorate an old folk’s home in Bolivia:
- For three years running, teams from the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland worked a longside Peruvian students to build a community centre in a poor area of Lima:
It has taken a long time for its members to put their trust in anybody.
Ruth Turner, Latin Link’s Short Term Mission Co-ordinator in Peru
- Carolina from Colombia joined a team of young people from Britain and Ireland to help complete a church building project in Bolivia.
- A team of Swiss and German young people went to Argentina to help a church project provide meals for hungry children.
- A Cuban team came to share their lives with churches in Northern Ireland.
Carolina from Colombia
While working on their project, Step Teams enter into the life and evangelism of the local church, bringing their own, unique contribution – music, drama, or putting on special events! Step happens each year, and we welcome applications from individuals age 17 or over, ready-made teams of family or church members, and college or university teams. Whatever the make up of your team, each member will have a different role eg, treasurer, children’s work co-ordinator, domestic co-ordinator, report writer, and you will organise your own team devotions.