Have you heard about the sex-trafficking in Cambodia and South East Asia and wished you could bring hope and life to those who are trapped in the commercial sex trade? Are you passionate about seeing people believe that God can change their circumstance?
This outreach will focus on serving the women and girls in Karaoke bars (KTV’s), which run as fronts for prostitution. Girls are brought into a room by a Mamasan or Papasan and then a few are chosen by customers for the evening’s entertainment. By going into the KTV’s, you will serve in encouraging these young women and assisting local NGO’s in developing the necessary relationships that will enable possible future rescue and restoration.
You will also take a strong intercessory approach on behalf of the nation, people and NGO’s as well as serve hands-on in local organizations.
God has such a plan for you to bring life and light where this is darkness and despair. If you feel Jesus prompting you to shine in the dark, we welcome your application in our Light in the Darkness Outreach.
This is a Christ-based curriculum with renowned teachers from around the world such as Don Brewster (Agape International Missions), Andrea Aasen (Extreme Love Ministries), and Helen Taylor (Exodus Cry.) Classes begin Monday, October 28, 2019 from 7 pm – 10pm Central Standard Time, ending May 11th 2020. The hands-on practicum will begin shortly after arrival in Cambodia/ Thailand May 16th – June 2, 2020 Cost is $5,000 (payment schedule option is available) Transportation, lodging, food, translation services and certificate of completion are provided at no additional cost. A personal self-defense course will be offered during the practicum. Registration deadline is October 26th, 2019.
School of Freedom curriculum covers topics such as:
- Understanding the global problem of human trafficking
- Sex trafficking in Southeast Asia
- Cultural context: understanding Cambodia’s history and culture
- A former John’s perspective on prostitution
- Human trafficking interventions
- Cross-cultural missions: when helping hurts, and how to be effective instead
- Sexual trauma
- Aftercare for survivors of trafficking
- Creative Arts in counselling
- Research organizations work, services and impact
- Strategic prayer and intercession
- Self-defense training
There will be a number of readings and school assignments throughout the term that will help students to process the information and prepare them for work in the area of human trafficking.
By the end of the school, students will be equipped to apply their knowledge in a group field practicum, and will be well-prepared to work in anti-trafficking efforts within established organizations on a short-term or long-term basis, along with other types of short- and long-term social justice work.
Field Practicum involves:
- Working with well-established organizations that provide aftercare to survivors
- Outreach to local KTV’s, slums and street work
- Supporting workshop leaders by assisting in workshops and through intercession
- Possible outreach to women and children at risk
- Visits to some important historical sites in Cambodia
School begins: October 28, 2019. Three hour live interactive video classes are held weekly, except for certain holidays.
Field practicum: Approximately May 16 – June 2, 2019
Cost for tuition:$2,000 CAD
In Asia transportation fees: $300
Calendar of fees:
Acceptance fee is $100 CAD due within 14 days of acceptance letter.
First day of class Oct. 28, 2019 – $300 CAD.
Jan. 1, 2020: $1,600 CAD
March 1: $300 CAD transportation fee.
April 15: Proof of flights.
Costs for food and hotel: hotel approximately $25 USD per day shared occupancy. Single occupancy approximately $45 USD. Food Approximately $25 USD per day.
Based on $1,300 flights, the trip should be about $4,800-$5000 CAD *subject to flight fees and exchange rates
For those who wish to take the school and not travel, the cost is $2000 CAD
Eligibility: You must be 18 years or older and have a valid passport. All applications will be prayerfully considered. Please note that the schedule will be packed and the activities and travel will be physically (and emotionally) demanding.