PIONEERS teams prepare for an influential summer

By May 15, 2013

International (MNN) — What are you doing this summer? Many college kids around the world will be "living on The Edge."

The Edge is a PIONEERS program that gives young people a taste of life on the mission field. Participants are called "Edger," and they spend 8-10 weeks serving alongside a PIONEERS missionary.

Together with a peer leader and Field Mentor, young adults spend part of their summer learning a new language and culture, as well as growing in their understanding of God's call on their life.

The Edge service locations can be anywhere from Serbia to Japan. All three Edge tracks begin on June 2, with Track 1 going until July 11, Track 2 until July 25, and Track 3 going all the way to August 8. Click on each Track above to see which teams have openings.

For the first three days of The Edge, participants meet their team members and learn about security, cross-cultural evangelism, and the biblical foundation of missions. Edgers spend the majority of their 8-10 weeks in the mission field, building relationships with unreached peoples that have no access to the Gospel.

The journey concludes with two days of debriefing, giving participants a chance to reflect and share what God has been doing in and through them. They also learn about "next step" opportunities.

Pray that God will prepare the way for participants and help leaders continue to ramp up for the training and logistics. Ask the Lord to be their strength.

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