The purpose is to encourage and promote local churches and small church plants through evangelism and distribution alongside local partners.

These outreaches will be kickstarted with an unforgettable day of ministering to thousands of Muslim pilgrims through prayer and literature distribution as your teams journey up to the peak of an island off the coast of Istanbul to pray in an old Christian church. You then have the option to join either of the following teams:

Further Out - Get the Good News Out - you'll then travel with your team to bring the Good News of Jesus to the farthest towns and villages of the least reached in Turkey.

or

Further Up - Build Local Fellowships - you'll then join a small Christian fellowship where you will use your talents and gifts to encourage and support their efforts, as well as, help get the word out about the church’s presence in the city.

Dates Saturday, 20 – Tuesday, 30 April 2019
Apply by Friday, 15 February 2019
Cost £540
Ages 20+
Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomesorry, no familiesgroups welcome

Ministry Details

20 April - Arrive in Istanbul, Turkey (No later than 15:00)

21-22 April - Orientation in Istanbul

23  April – Island Outreach

24-28 April - Travel to outreach location and outreach with local fellowships/least reached provinces

29 April - Debrief

30 April  - Departures after 10:00am

Participant Profile

We are happy to welcome you if you are flexible, can adjust easily to new situations, open to be lead by the Holy Spirit and are willing to share the Gospel and God's love with people you meet.

Accommodation

We will stay in simple hotels, hostels & guest houses.

Food

All meals are included, and Turkish food is famous! On the Good News outreach you will eat in simple restaurants. If you have any specific dietary needs, please let us know in advance.

Travel

You need to book and pay for your own travel to and from Istanbul. Please plan to arrive on a flight that gets into Istanbul no later than 15:00pm on April 20, and leaves after 10:00am on April 30. 
Sabiha Gökcen airport is more convenient than Atatürk airport.

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

Health

Participants should be in good health, ready to walk around the city. It will be hot. Any special needs (allergies, medical conditions...) must be communicated as early as possible so that organisers can prepare well. Each participant should arrange personal medical insurance to cover the period of the outreach.

Visa

You will need to obtain an e-visa at https://www.evisa.gov.tr 

Notes 

Applicants must be 20 or over.

Price excludes flights, insurance & 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. 

Our local staff are aware and constantly reviewing the security situation. They choose places to go to wisely. The government places high priority on the safety of tourists. They have enhanced security measures and continue to take measures to ensure that no harm comes to anyone visiting their country. 

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