Five-Minute English – Japan
Trey Fleming fell in love with the people of Japan a few years back while on an iGo team with students in his youth group. God then led he and his wife to move their family to Osaka, Japan.
Japan has a fascinating culture, amazing technology, and some of the lowest crime rates in the world. But underneath all of Japan’s accomplishments is a sense of loneliness and despair as evidenced by some of the highest suicide rates in the world. Less than 1% of Japanese people say they know Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior. That means that if you talked to 200 people out on the streets of Osaka, 1 or 2 of them might know Jesus and the rest would probably have never heard His story before.
We endeavor to make Jesus known through free English lessons, international parties, and university campus outreaches. Come tell the Good News to someone who has never heard!
Trey and his family are excited to to invite you to join in this ancient work.
At iGo, safety is the highest priority and we take extensive measures to ensure the success of the students on our teams. From registering every student with the embassy, to giving all our leaders emergency training, we do everything in our power to minimize risk be prepared for any issue that might arise on the field.
The cost for this TBD but will roughly be $3200 (all inclusive). It covers meals, lodging, airfare, training, in country transportation, travel insurance, etc… everything but souvenirs. We provide all team members with a fundraising booklet upon acceptance and other helpful resources.
Jami Lee Gainey is the Trip Coordinators (staff member in charge of logistics) for this team. She will be your main contact leading up to the trip. This team will also have a Team Leader who will travel and serve with the team. All Team Leaders have a proven track record of responsibility, travel competency, and faithfulness to their church.
All iGo teams serve under the direct supervision of local church planters and other field staff. Larger teams also have Adult Chaperones. We maintain a minimum ratio of 1:9 (adults to students) on all teams.
Interested in serving as an Adult Chaperone for this team? We need your help. Apply today by clicking the Start Your Application button!
The first two days of your trip will be a stateside training program called Base Camp. The two primary focuses of Base Camp are:
- Spiritual Preparation: Teachings that will give you a biblical framework for missional living.
- Cross Cultural Training: Simulations and activities that will enable you to cross cultures effectively.
To apply for this trip you simply need to complete the steps outlined below by the application deadline. Once you’ve completed your application you’ll receive instructions on how to acquire your reference. Each applicant must request a Reference from your Youth Pastor.