My name is Jenna Toll and I’m from Maple Ridge, B.C. I am 23 years old and I am so excited to be part of the January 2016 class of ISM! After the month of training I will be interning with NightLight International for 6 or 7 months. Continue reading
Hi! My name is Kristy Devries and I am from Woodstock, Ontario. I am thrilled to be joining ISM for the January 2016 semester!
I will be partnering with Global Café as well as other missionaries in Cambodia for four months following one month of training in Thailand. I am unbelievably excited and thankful to have this opportunity.
I am 24 years old and graduated last year from University of Guelph with a degree in International Development. God wrote missions on my heart at a young age and I am stepping out in obedience to that call through this internship. I have been thinking about joining ISM for the last two years and have finally made the decision to GO. I am looking forward to seeing God demonstrate His amazing power because I know I cannot do this on my own. I am excited to see the way God will move in my life and those around me, and how I can learn to serve Him better while in Thailand and Cambodia.
In Cambodia I get to serve alongside a few missionaries and at Global Café in Phnom Penh. For February and March I will be helping with English teaching, computer skills, a slum church plant, and community health evangelism! I will also be taking a crash course in Khmer, the official language of Cambodia. For April and May I will be serving at Global Café teaching English, doing community development projects, administration for Child Care Plus, and youth ministry! I cannot wait to see what God has in store for this season and these amazing ministries!
MST Project, (men and the sex trade) is located in Bangkok Thailand. They seek to mentor men into a pursuit of sexual purity and greater wholeness.” There are specific positions available. Please go to http://www.mstproject.com/jobdescriptions/ You will need to apply through Impact School of Missions. (www.ismsea.com)
The MST Project is committed to achieving the above vision through focusing on these 3 avenues:
1. We are committed to engaging in ministry to men who visit red-light districts in Thailand and in pursuing follow-up meetings with these men when possible.
2. We are committed to seeing men walk in freedom through our HOPE Campaign purity course in 1-on-1 mentoring and group sessions.
3. We are committed to partnering with the local expatriate church in running Real Men Pursuing Purity events and conferences.
If interested in doing an internship with MST Project you need to fill out the ISM application form and the MST Project application. We will send you the link once we receive your ISM application. You will also be required to fill out a personal information document.
In 2007 I felt that God gave me a heart and vision to extend His grace and His love to men who visit red-light districts. On the night of November 1st I, along with a friend, went out to several of Bangkok’s red-light districts to see if this would work out on the streets that are world famous. The first red-light district we went to was bustling with normal activity and the several men we talked with was normal, but not necessarily a confirmation that this was the beginning of something divinely inspired. The second red-light district we went to was much like the first with a polite conversation or two. However, I begin to think that this may not have been anything more than a random nighttime thought. Before we called it a night we head over to our third red-light district of the evening. As we enter the area my friend notices a man that is sitting on a step outside a bar with two bottles of beer by his side. We walk over to him, introduce ourselves and begin a conversation.
This particular man begins to open up and share very personal moments from his life, moments of loss and hurt and a longing for something dear to him. We ask him if we can pray for him and in the midst of the noise and activity, we bow our heads. At one point during the prayer I look up wondering if the man has silently left leaving only my friend and I praying to ourselves. As I look up I see this man wiping away a tear or two and at that moment is when I sensed God speak to my heart. I sensed Him say that He sees the immorality of places like this, but He also sees the brokenness of some men who wonder its streets. I believe I saw what God saw that a night, a man who in the midst of that area was unable to stow away the loss and hurt in his life and heart. That night was confirmation to me that we are to be an extension of His grace and love to those who were willing to hear about it, and to be an example of redemption and restoration to men wherever they may be found.
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