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Aoife on Mission In UK with Youth for Christ (YFC)
Last year Aoife left the first part of September to be part of Stance on the Youth for Christ's one-year gap programme. She trained in dance and youth work and travelled around to different youth groups and schools around the country running lessons, clubs and sharing the gospel. She worked with three other girls and their dance group is called Stance. They also worked with a musical group called The Sense, in total there was10 of them.
They were trained in dance, how to give their testimony, basics of evangelism, how to give an assembly, children and lots more. After her training, she wrote:
"I came away with chains broken, a desire to know my Bible better, and a love for the youth of this generation."
Aoife enjoyed last year so much that she has decided to do the one-year gap programme again. Still dancing and sharing God's love with young people in the UK alongside The Sense. They are even venturing to Germany this year (2017)!
Bex on Mission in Tanzania with GO MAKE A DIFFERENCE otherwise known as GO MAD!
Bex is going to Tanzania end of March 2017 for two months. She will be working in schools, helping in an orphanage, helping at a local Anglican church, working in a cafe and possibly doing some building projects.
Emily, on Mission in Cambodia with Tearfund
In February 2016 Emily went for a 6 month term with a team of 5 other young ladies to work as a volunteer with Tearfund's Global Volunteering Network. They work with Cambodia Hope Organisation (CHO) in Poipet on the border of Cambodia and Thailand. CHO's im is to help children and adults who are at risk in that area, which is a notorious area for child trafficking and also gambling issues.
Emily worked mostly in the Destiny Cafe where she served and worked. She also taught English, basic and conversational. She also worked in the office, devised a new inventory system and create promo materials for the cafe. All the girls in her group worked in different areas of CHO. There is the Destiny Cafe, Safe Haven School, a primary school for local children and School on a Mat, where teachers fo to the poorest villages that have no school nearby. They also worked on many projects. The group ran a school for 150 kids 2 days a week. They organised activities for a camp of 130 children. This camp is for anti-trafficking education. The group also worked on preparing a workshop to help villagers figure out which problems are important and how they can solve them. This will make them more independent.
On her return, after 6 months Emily shared a presentation on her experiences at the Millenium Bursary Missions Evening.