Every year hundreds of thousands of devoted Catholics make their way to Fatima to worship and offer penance to the Virgin Mary. This is one of the holiest sites for Roman Catholics, as in 1917, three young shepherd children reported being visited by Mary. The pilgrims who come to this site are in Spiritual darkness and need to understand the hope and freedom that comes through Jesus.

With Portugal’s strong ties to Roman Catholicism, the anniversary of the reported apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Fatima is a huge event in the country. During the week there will be an estimated 500,000 devout Catholics arriving to offer prayers and worship to Mary. These people are lost and need to hear about the saving power of Jesus! Will you come and share the hope you have in Portugal?

During the outreach we will be interacting with the pilgrims by giving out water, Christian literature, and offering to pray for people. As a team, we will also spend a lot of time in prayer, as there is a very real battle going on in Fatima.

Dates

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May Option

October Option

Wednesday, 08 - Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Tuesday, 08 - Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Friday, 29 March 2019

Friday, 30 August 2019

Cost

£260

Ages

18+

Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomesorry, no familiesgroups welcome

It is highly likely this outreach will be repeated.

Participant Profile

Do you love Jesus and want to share His love with those around you? Do you have a heart for those who are lost? Then you are the right person for this outreach!
You should also be flexible, able to work in a team, and willing and able to be on your feet for 8 hrs a day. Speaking Portuguese is an added bonus, but not necessary!

Accommodation

Accommodation will be basic dormitory style, with mattresses on the floor and shared bathroom facilities. Bring your own pillow and sleeping bag, mattresses are provided. We will try to place married couples together, though that may not be possible! 

Food

Food will be provided, with breakfast, a light lunch, and a hot evening meal. We need to know in advance of any special dietary needs.

Travel

Plan to arrive in Lisbon for 8 May or 8 October depending which outreach you apply for. From the airport you will need to take the metro or a taxi to the bus station at Sete Rios. There are buses departing every two hours, for the 1 ½ hr ride to Fatima. A team member will meet you at the bus station in Fatima. Further info will be sent to you upon acceptance. 

Please do not book flights unless you have received an acceptance email from the Short Term Missions team.

Health

You should be in good health, and able to sleep on a floor and be on your feet for several hours at a time. 

Visa

British citizens do not require a visa to enter Portugal. 

Notes

Individuals applying must be 18 or over.

Price excludes flights, insurance and any possible vaccinations and is subject to change according to the exchange rate.

As part of our Safeguarding policy, you may require a valid enhanced DBS certificate which will cost an additional £20.

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