BOLIVIA—ENGLISH VILLAGE LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
The foundation for effective cross-cultural ministry—meaningful relationships—is stronger when we reach a level of intimacy that comes as we speak into each others lives. Acquiring the new language that a meaningful cross-cultural relationship requires is one of the chief obstacles to overcome in effectively engaging the nations.
Missionaries often spend a year in language school before actually getting to their country of service. Imagine how difficult it is to learn a language like Mandarin. It takes years.
SAM missionaries coordinate and help run The English Village, which teaches English as a second language, but the goal of the school is more fundamental. For example, Latin Americans are being mobilized cross-culturally to places like India. The English Village aims to instill educational principles that will make acquiring any language, like Hindi (the official language of India), easier.
This is so important to the process of mobilizing missionaries. For just $250, you can send a Latin American missionary to a two-week English Village in Bolivia. A gift of $25 buys materials for a missionary to study and learn how to acquire a new language.
Current Giving Opportunities
Bolivia—English Village Language Acquisition
Send one missionary to the English Village $250
Provide language study materials for one missionary $25
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