We want to share God's love with children, teenagers and their parents through day camps and give them an opportunity to hear the Gospel. Step out of your comfort zone and join God's wonderful plan in Russia.

Summer Camp 1: Bringing Joy to the Unreached Altai Region

The community of believers in the Altai region needs our support in reaching out to local children and families.

 Dates Monday, 22 June – Sunday 5th July 2020
 Apply by Friday, 24 April 2020
 Cost £415
 Ages 18+
 Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomegroups welcome

Summer Camp 3: Bringing Joy to the Unreached Altai Republic

The local church needs our help in developing children's ministry. Please note that for this outreach you need to apply documents for a religious visa 2 months before the outreach

 Dates Monday, 20 July – Sunday 2nd August 2020
 Apply by Friday, 01 May 2020
 Cost £415
 Ages 18+
 Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomegroups welcome

Ministry Details

The plan for each outreach is to have day camps in two different villages (camp 1 in the Altai region and camp 3 in the Altai Republic- Shebalino and Urlu-Aspak).

Each day the programmes will run for 5 hours and will include active games, Bible stories, crafts, songs and campfires. Most of the time children living in the unreached villages spend the summer on their own. Day camps become special and the brightest event for them. Children will join in 3 long days of games and fun learning about the Gospel and true joy in Jesus Christ.

Participant Profile

You need to enjoy working with children and teenagers, be willing to learn and serve the unreached. You should also be a good team player and be flexible.

Accommodation

In Novosibirsk, you will sleep at the OM base in shared rooms. For the outreach, please be ready to sleep in basic conditions and please do not expect a comfortable setting. 

Summer camp 1 - In Altai, you will stay at the farm of local missionaries. Please bring your own warm sleeping bag.

Summer camp 3 - In the Altai republic, you will be staying at local families' houses. 

Food

Traditional Russian food. Please inform us in advance if you have any allergies. 

Travel

You will need to book flights to and from Novosibirsk Tolmachevo airport (OVB). Please do not book any flights unless you have received an acceptance email from the Short Term Missions team.

Please note that the journey from Novosibirsk to the outreach location may take around 8 hours each way.

Health

You should be in good health.

Visa

Please note that a visa for Russia could cost you at least £100.

Summer camp 1 - You will need to apply for a Russian visa. Please see https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/russia/entry-requirements  for advice. 

Summer camp 3 - You will need a religious visa to Russia. Together with a local church we will send you an invitation. You will need to apply and once you have been accepted for the outreach, send us the required documents by 10th May 2020.

Notes

Applicants must be 18 or over. This outreach is tailored towards participants aged 18-50. Price excludes flights, insurance, visa & 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 may cost an additional £20. 

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