Teach in China: Is it worth it?
Is it worth my time, my effort, my finances to go on a three, four, five or six week mission trip far from all the comforts of home … to a land I know little about, where people speak a language I neither speak nor understand? Is it worth it to endure hardships and eat strange foods, not knowing what I will be doing from one hour to the next? Is it worth it to be away from my family … leaving them to care for themselves?
Is a volunteer missions trip to China to teach English worth all the effort and sacrifice? Ask God. And when He answers you (Matthew 25:31-40), allow His answer to become action in your life. He calls many; sadly, all don't respond. Will you be the one to answer His call?
Yes, the Holy Spirit is very active in mainland China. He's been there long before we were ever there. Did you know that 2.0% of the Chinese people are Christians? That's a lot of believers. People like Lottie Moon, Hudson Taylor and Bill Wallace served in China sacrificially in God's name. And now you have a chance to answer that same calling for a short time.
For up to six weeks during June, July and August, 2010, you can take action to place yourself in His service. All that is required is either to be a high school graducate, have a college degree or English as Second Language (ESL) training.
Now is the time to begin praying for God's direction. If He truly isn't calling you to go, then pray for the name of one He is calling. Help that one to fulfill the challenge.
The doors of China are open wide.
Who better to go through them than Christian people?
Adult Opportunities in China
Christian volunteers are needed to make a difference in China.
All need a Passport that is good for at least six (6 Months) after you are planning to leave China. You need at least one clean passport page for a visa; better to have two clean pages side by side.
Dates given are for the departure and return to the USA. These dates are the best known dates at this time. Final dates will be set before airline tickets are purchased.
Costs reflects food, housing, transportation to teaching site, Chinese visa, medical insurance, VFC program supplies and incidental VFC costs.
One month to one year assignments are available. College and High School assignments are available. Volunteers must be flexible and follow Volunteer for China guidelines while on the field. Stipend, some airfare and housing may be provided at many teaching sites.
Orphanage Service at New DAy:
Any Time During the Year: New Day has updated the application deadlines for Summer Programs. It is January 15th each year. New Day Creations is a multifaceted New Day Creations is a multifaceted ministry that serves both adults and children. VFC wishes to introduce you to the opportunity to serve there. Your tasks can be varied from teaching English, to playing with children, doing laundry, weeding a flower bed, etc. New Day Foster Home aids in alleviating the pain and suffering of physicaally challenged Chinese orphans and gives them a future and a hope.
For a one month experience VFC can make arrangements for an estimated cost of
$ 1200 plus an air ticket to and from Beijing. New Day has its own application process which you will need to complete in addition to the application form for VFC. Other dates may be available.
July to August: Other dates may be available. Check with VFC.
July 4 to July 23 and July 11 to July 30 : Within these dates are 3 or 4 or 5 or 6 week conversational English programs teaching senior high school students and/or college students and/or Chinese English teachers in the Changzhi area of north central China. These students need better English skills in order to pass the upcoming university entrance exam. Share your God-given gift of English with them as you model Christ in the classroom. Cost $1300 for 3 weeks and an additional $ 200 for each additional week that you teach, plus round trip air ticket to China.
July 7 to August 6 : Teach conversational English to Chinese, middle school teachers during the Summer English Program (SEP) co-sponsored by Amity Foundation. A curriculum notebook is provided. You will serve on a team of at least 3 other teachers. Cost $ 1600 plus round trip air ticket to China.
August English Church Camp Beijing area
Volunteers, both adults and college students, are needed to help guide Sr High School students through a prepared English learning program and normal camp outdoor activities. Opportunities are available for one or two weeks. Contact VFC for details.
Medical college programs are arranged when professionals have volunteered for service.
July to August : Medical/nursing/science students and professionals are invited to join a team, for three weeks, to lead basic workshops in your fields of interest to Chinese medical/nursing/dental students at a medical college. Cost $1300 plus round trip air ticket to China.
July 14 to August 5 and August 7 to August 26: This program has two (2), 3 week terms. Volunteers may teach one or both terms. Volunteers will teach conversational English as part of a social ministry program run by the Chinese YMCA and local Christian Church. Volunteers must be flexible and willing to make changes as the program develops. Be willing to share your God-given gift of English with students as you model Christ in the classroom. Food is provided by the YMCA. Cost approximately $ 1300 plus round trip air ticket to China.
Attendance at the local Chinese Christian church will provide you with a first hand experience of the growth of the church in China. In all projects, making friends is an open door to sharing your faith. We are careful to obey all laws of China and share our faith within those guidelines.
A VALID U.S. PASSPORT IS REQUIRED FOR ALL PROJECTS.
APPLY FOR ONE ASAP!
NOTE: Age is not a limiting factor, but the Chinese may turn you down because of age. Very good health is required since you will be working in hot, humid, non-air conditioned rooms. Willingness to work in those conditions, flexibility to adjust, and cooperation with the team facilitator are requirements for service. If age 65 or older, a letter from your medical doctor is required.