Transforming lives on four continents

A call to action – IMC begins

New mission trainees of all ages arrived at BMS World Mission’s International Mission Centre (IMC) on Monday to begin training for their time overseas.

IMC Training Session“If God wants it to happen, it will happen,” were the words of encouragement Hannah James’ friend said as Hannah contemplated spending a gap year of overseas mission work with a BMS Action Team.
This week, IMC began training young adults and long and short term mission trainees for their fast-approaching departure date. “We’ve formed a very good community already,” said Sarah McArthur, a mid-term mission trainee. “We cook together and share meals; everyone is getting on really well.” 
Life is busy for the 22 Action Team members as well as the nine BMS long and med-term mission trainees currently living at IMC. “Action Team training is a very exciting time of the year,” says Ben Drabble, Short-term Programmes Organiser, “This will be a fun, faith-stretching month for us all, characterised by discipleship and community.”
According to Sam Poursain, IMC Team Administrator, the groups have begun sessions that include cross-cultural training and conflict resolution, and others to fully prepare the trainees for their service.  
Sarah McArthurSarah McArthur – Mid-term Mission Trainee: Peru 
Sarah will be traveling to Nauta, Peru in December. A plant propagator by trade, she will be teaching farmers sustainable methods for growing cashew trees. 

“I hope to be drawing closer to God and giving from the gifts God has given to me. For me, my work will be a lot about learning from them.”
Elinor ReeseElinor Rees – Action Team: Nepal
Elinor will be heading to Kathmandu, Nepal. There, she and her team will be teaching in several primary schools and KISC, a school for mission worker’s children, story gathering in smaller villages, and working in a Prayer Tower.
Clem JonesClem Jones – Action Team:Italy
Clem, whose father went overseas with BMS years ago, is heading to Italy and will be working with the Local Baptist Church doing youth and elderly outreach, teaching English, and assisting at evangelical events. 
Hannah JamesHannah James –  Action Team:Kolkata
Hannah is going to Kolkata, India and will be teaching children using a mobile education programme, assisting with sports education, and working with women rescued from the red light district.  

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