Race Across Europe for Seniors (2 weeks)

15 Aug 2024 -
30 Aug 2024
GBP 200.00

Journey Type

Outreach

Group Size

4-10

Apply By

15 Jul

Country

United Kingdom

Journey Overview

Race Across Europe for Seniors is a unique opportunity that combines the excitement of interrailing with missionary journey. Over the course of 2 weeks, participants will travel through various European countries Belgium, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey. There they will be engaging in a range of activities aimed at serving local communities and sharing the gospel with people from different cultures and backgrounds. Picture yourself exploring iconic cities like Ephesus and Prague, not merely as travellers, but as an ambassador of Jesus-Christ on a sacred mission – to spread the light of Christ with hearts hungry for hope and peace. Join the Race Across Europe for seniors and let your faith be the compass that guides you on this remarkable missionary journey

Race Across Europe serves as a platform for personal growth, deepening one's relationship with God, and discovering one's purpose in sharing the gospel and serving others. It's about embracing adventure, stepping out of comfort zones, and living out the gospel values of love, kindness, generosity, and humility in a global context. We want to see people grow in their relationship with God and step out to have an impact in Europe.

Prior to departure, participants will receive training and orientation sessions to equip them for the mission ahead, including cultural sensitivity training, evangelism workshops, and logistical briefings.

This outreach consists of 2 elements of training and equipping throughout the journey:

Pre-travel training
Debriefing at the end of the journey Applicants must be 50 or over. This outreach is tailored towards participants aged 50-75

Cost excludes interrail pass, accommodation and meals while interrailing, insurance and any vaccinations if needed.

If you live in the UK and are interested in applying, you can use this link https://www.uk.om.org/forms/short-term-mission-trip-enquiry-form

What To Expect

Key Activities:

  1. Serve with OM teams in destination countries: Engage in meaningful service activities such as refugee ministry, House visits (with or without food parcels). Physical work (cleaning houses, renovations, gardening work). Bible Study groups and Church attendance as requested by OM team in destination countries. This is an opportunity to demonstrate Christ's love through actions.
  2. Evangelism: Share your faith through respectful conversations, prayer walks, or organised outreach events. Be sensitive to cultural differences and prioritise love and understanding.
  3. Fellowship & Reflection: Spend time bonding with others through Bible studies, worship and prayer meetings. Reflect on your experiences, challenges and spiritual growth throughout the journey.

Participant Profile

Age Range: 50-75

Participants must be passionate about sharing their faith, excited about meeting new people and keen to travel! Race Across Europe is aimed at those aged 50 -75 years old.

This journey is available to applicants from:
Falkland Islands
Gibraltar
Guernsey
Isle of Man
Jersey
South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands
United Kingdom
British Virgin Islands
Ireland
American Samoa
Australia
Christmas Island
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Cook Islands
Fiji
French Polynesia
Heard & McDonald Islands
Kiribati
Marshall Islands
Micronesia
Nauru
New Caledonia
Niue
Norfolk Island
Pitcairn Islands
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Tokelau
Tonga
Tuvalu
Vanuatu
Wallis & Futuna
Vatican City
Italy
San Marino
Liechtenstein
Switzerland
Canada
Singapore
Germany
Netherlands
Suriname
Your country is not on the list? Please talk with us and we will try to work something out for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be accommodation provided?

Participants will stay in a combination of Airbnb and OM bases throughout the journey, fostering a sense of community and hospitality. Married couples will stay together.

Will there be food provided?

You will be expected to cook together as a group, you will also be fed by those hosting you and you will need to source your own food too. Please let us know in advance any special dietary needs (vegetarian, food allergies, dairy-free, gluten free, etc.).

Do I need to make my own travel arrangements?

The closest train station to the OM UK base is Chirk station. The closest airports are Liverpool, Manchester or Birmingham international. The OM UK base at Quinta is easily accessible from all 3 airports by train. We are happy to offer pick up from Chirk station.

Travel between destinations will be primarily by train using Interrail passes allowing scenic views and access to major cities in Europe. OM vehicles or public transport will be used while doing ministry in destination countries.

What should my health condition be like?

You should be in good health and able to walk reasonable distances without difficulty.

Do I need a visa?

Please check www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa for coming to the UK, and then check Schengen requirements.

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