Come and join us as we share the true hope of Christ with people of all ages on Scotland’s beautiful Outer Hebrides. OM will be partnering with the local Church to share the gospel on the isle of Lewis.

We'll begin with a day’s training together and end with a Ceilidh (traditional music and dance).
We hope to have opportunities for personal evangelism, music and sport events, children & youth ministry, and other events throughout the week which volunteers will help with.
Dates Saturday, 10 - Saturday, 17 August 2024
Apply by 30 June 2024
Cost £245
Ages 18+ unless coming as part of a family or group
Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomefamilies welcomegroups welcome 

Ministry Details

After arriving on the Saturday, you will eat dinner together, brief on the mission, and get to know each other. Then on the Sunday, you will worship at the host churches and enjoy fellowship together. Monday will be a day of evangelism training in the morning and outreach in the afternoon. You will then spend four days in your teams doing different types of outreach. The week will culminate in a family friendly Ceilidh on the last evening.

Please note: some details of this plan may change depending on local circumstances and numbers of volunteers.

Participant Profile

We need people who love Jesus, know His gospel, and want to share it with others. Team members should be energetic and friendly. The isles are bi-lingual with Scottish Gaelic and English. However, a good grasp of English will be sufficient for communication.

This outreach is in a rural location with variable weather so be prepared to change plans if the weather does change and be equipped for wet and dry.

Any volunteers with particular gifts, e.g. music, evangelistic talks, art outreach, etc we will find opportunities to use them during the week if we are informed in advance. Volunteers may be asked to share their testimony, but no-one will be required to speak at a public event.

Accommodation

You could be staying with local families, church manses, holiday homes or a church hall. You may be asked to share a room with people of the same sex.

There are a small number of double beds which married couples can use but we can't guarantee this as it depends how many couples join. For families, adults and children may need to share a room.

Some accommodation will have Wi-Fi but this is not guaranteed. All accommodation has showers available. You may be required to bring a sleeping bag. 

Food

Meals and snacks will be provided by the hosts. We can cater for vegetarians.  Please discuss with us in advance if you have allergies to see if we will be able to accommodate your requirements.

Travel

You need to arrange your own travel to Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, on the 10th August and arrange your travel home on the 17th August 2024. You will be collected from Stornoway and driven to Carloway for the outreach. More travel information will be available upon acceptance. 

Health

A basic level of physical fitness will be needed for walking between houses.

Church buildings are accessible by flat floors or ramps. However, we cannot guarantee local houses are wheelchair friendly so please let us know if this is a requirement and we will see what we can do.

Notes 

Individuals applying must be 18 or over.

Families with under 18's are welcome to apply. Children under 13 can be included on their parents application form.

Teenagers are welcome to apply if accompanied by a responsible adult with parental consent and can apply using this link https://www.uk.om.org/teen-application-form 

As part of our Safeguarding policy, you will require a valid enhanced DBS certificate which may cost an additional £15.

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