The first stop FOR ALL TEAMS will be a joint orientation with other Nehemiah Teams, learning the skills you need to carry out your assignment. You will then travel to the field to spend your summer carrying out the task you've prepared for. At the end of the summer, travel back to a joint debrief, sharing all that God has done.
Team members will not return home over the course of the summer. It is also preferred that family/friends not visit the ministry site to allow team member to focus on ministry. Participants must commit to the entire program from orientation to debrief.
HEART 4 INTERNATIONALS STUDENT MINISTRY
Location: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
26407 Team of 4
Field cost: $1420 + round trip transportation
The goal of Heart for Internationals is to demonstrate God’s love by serving and caring for international students working in the Pigeon Forge & Sevierville area. International students obtain a Work-Travel visa which is for 4 months then the international students return to their country to continue their studies. Hearts for Internationals hosts a student center a couple of days per week where we serve meals and provide a place for students to hang out, hosting trips into the Great Smoky Mountain National Park (hikes, picnics, and scenic drives), celebrating Christian holidays, providing transportation to the social security office, and helping students as much as we can with any needs that arise. Approximately 300 students from over 15 countries are served through the summer.
START SPREADING THE NEWS
Location: Queens, New York
26448 Team of 6 males
Field cost: $2084 plus round trip travel costs
Start spreading the Good News of Jesus to the nations who live in New York City. Partnering with Filipino-American pastors and believers, you will reach out to the diverse nationalities that live in Queens, New York. Utilizing a community center for classes in Martial Arts, tutoring high school students, and music, you will interact with the nations. Having experience in these skills is a bonus, but not required. You may also use sports such as basketball, soccer and volleyball in a nearby park to meet students and adults to start conversations that lead to the gospel and discipleship.
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
26992 Team of 4 males
Field cost: $1474 plus round trip travel costs
The world comes to New Orleans regularly. Your team will be responsible for ministering to the physical, social, mental, and spiritual needs of seafarer and port personnel. This will be done by visiting with crew members aboard cargo ships and with personnel within the port. Must be flexible and willing to minister to people from different cultures and spiritual backgrounds. There will be opportunity for direct evangelism and leading small groups in Bible study and times of prayer. Team will be working with Global Maritime Ministries, Inc.
REACHING THE NATIONS IN DELAWARE
Location: Newark, Delaware
27633 Team of 4
Field cost: $1680 plus round trip travel costs
You could spend 10’s of thousands of dollars and hours upon hours flying to Saudi Arabia, China, Japan, Colombia, and Russia to share the gospel, or you could meet students from these countries and more in Newark, Delaware, building relationships for the summer. Our campus of 24,000 undergraduates also has an English Language program where students come from around the world to study English. You will live in an apartment complex on campus that is full of international students... likely with an international roommate! Over the summer, you will work to build relationships with International students with the intention of sharing the gospel and starting Evangelistic Bible Studies. Students also like to visit local parks, beaches, and cities like Philadelphia, Washington DC, or NYC.
EAST AFRICAN REFUGEES
Location: Columbus, Ohio
27657 Team of 4
Field cost: $1600 plus round trip travel costs
His light, His love, and His joy are breaking into the darkness through friendships. The team task is to become community with refugee families who have lived in the Midwest for up to twenty years while maintaining traditional dress, cooking, and folk Islam practices. The children in this neighborhood are second generation to live in the USA. Few have ever visited Africa. Their English skills are significantly higher quality than their parents. They are obedient to traditions out of respect, but their hearts and minds are becoming western. Their souls are confused, conflicted, and could be ripe for harvest. Part of the training will be to learn and understand shame-honor based cultures and to use biblical stories in context of an honor-shame mentality. Parents tenaciously hold to tradition, many fathers still follow Sharia, Islamic law, and mothers have horror stories of fleeing Somalia, Ethiopia, and Kenya as well as heart-breaking stories of shame assimilating into Western culture and American school systems, while trying to learn English to survive.