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NEPAL + INDIa
We believe short term missions can be effect, impactful, and life changing for both the missionary and the people they go to serve! To prepare and to unify, our summer teams will be spending an additional 4 days with one of our Illuminate Nations base in Houston, Texas where we will create teachings, practice cross cultural communication, build team unity, learn each others unique giftings, and gather The Lord’s heart for the people he is sending us to.
This location is ideal for someone looking to explore a calling in pioneer missions. It is crafted for someone interested in immersing themselves in Indian culture, heavily influenced by the Hindu religion.
This is a two week trip to Nepal and India - The team will spend the first half of the trip in Varanasi, the birthplace of both Hinduism and Buddhism. We will work alongside our local partners, engage the indigenous people, and serve at children's homes, churches, villages, and slums. A train ride to Kathmandu will began a similar second week of ministry in Nepal. Return flights will depart from Kathmandu, Nepal the third week of August.
18 years or older
We choose to focus our efforts primarily on unreached people groups within the 10/40 window - where Christ has not yet been made famous. In every nation that we work in, we partner wholly with the indigenous, national church on the ground. This means that in Nepal, we work 100% through Nepali peoples - in India, we work 100% through Indian believers. In the Middle East, we work 100% through locals who speak the local languages and dialects, understand the culture, and understand the most effective ways to administer the gospel according to culture and norms. We believe in raising up the national church to reach their own people with the gospel in the mother tongue. As an organization, we are simply a segue, a launching pad, a bridge, aplatform to connect what God is doing in America to what God is doing in the nations.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
“What I love about Illuminate is that it has taught me to not be afraid to share the gospel and to be a pioneer. Because we might not be here tomorrow to share it and we can change so many lives by just having a loving heart towards people. I was reminded that the Gospel is way too good not to give away, and if we don’t then who will?"
— Illuminate Nations Intern Fall 2016
“I'd been on mission trips before, but the Exposure Trip with Illuminate Nations placed a new fire and a new desire in me. It brought forth a new love for people and a new love for the Lord like I had never known. I left that mission field knowing that God wasn’t done with me, in fact it was only the beginning. The Illuminate Nations team is a team filled with leaders who are ALL led by God; every action and every plan was covered by the glory of God. I had learned what it meant to truly be led and what it meant to truly allow God to lead. This organization is one whose sole purpose is to bring glory and honor to God’s name."
— Exposure Trip Member Summer 2016