Address of Organization: Unit 14 - 3075 Ridgeway Drive,
Mississauga, ON, L5L 5M6. Website: Website Contact Person: Carluci Dos Santos Phone: 905-569-0001. Email: Email Work of organization: Latin America Mission (Canada)
Inc. is an international evangelical community of men and women who, motivated
by their love for the Lord Jesus Christ and in obedience to His commands,
partners with Canadian and Latin churches and institutions, as well as
international Christian organizations to encourage, assist and participate in
building the Church of Jesus Christ in Latin America.
We are engaged in church planting, counselling/prison ministries, camping
ministries, Christian grade schools (kindergarden through high school),
orphanages, relief projects, social development projects, theological training
(seminaries, universities, bible schools), language school (Spanish), youth at
risk programs. We work in 16 countries in Latin America.
Kinds of internships: We could place students in any of
the areas in which we develop ministries. Placement will depend on
qualifications and the particular interest of students.
Desirable skills: Students who have a 'servant's heart'
and who are willing to work with and under national leadership. (All of our
missionaries work under national leadership.) Ability to speak Spanish is
desirable but not mandatory. Some cross cultural training is desirable.
Student Interns would need to be committed to the historic evangelical
Other skills will depend on the kind of project the student is looking
for: teaching bible, teaching grade school, etc.
Number of internships: Unlimited number. Location of internships: In any of our projects in
Colombia, Costa Rica, or Honduras. We could also explore placement in the
Canadian Office, and in Brazil, depending on the area of expertise and interest
of the intern.
Duration of internships: It varies from 2 weeks to 1
year. Costs: Student interns will have to raise their own
support (living, travel, and some administrative fees). Costs will depend on
length of stay and type of project.
Accommodation: Accommodations will be provided. Insurance: Student interns will have to buy extended
insurance (if they already have provincial medical insurance). Insurance varies
according to length of stay.
Medical coverage: We have an extended medical coverage
which presupposes the insured has provincial medical coverage. The cost averages
$128 per person per month and it is only available to Canadian
citizens/residents. (There is a special rate for a family with children.)
Training: Our basic training is through TIM, Tyndale's
sponsored mission prep-course. This two week orientation is for people who
have never travelled nor have had any prior exposure to other cultures and want
to serve for longer than a year.
Depending on the length of stay, we require language training which can
be done in Canada or in a language school in the country of service. (We would
make the necessary arrangements.)
Evaluation: Evaluation will be provided with the mutual
agreenent of the intern. There will be a contract with the intern whereby he or
she agrees to meet with a supervisor who will be assigned to him or her. The
number of meetings will depend on the length of the stay, and type of project.
There will be a minimum of one evaluation per period of internship (if that
period is shorter than a year).
Volunteering: Ideally, the student would spend a few
days in our office to familiarize himself/herself with our organization, its
history, philosophy, and projects.
Faith statement: We have room for people with
reservations to subscribe to our faith statement (below), but would like to know
what those reservations are. Given that it is a short term experience, interns
would not be required to subscribe.
Statement of Faith We believe in one God, creator, and
sustainer of the universe, who eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son,
and Holy Spirit. We believe in the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin
birth, sinless life, redemptive death, bodily resurrection, present exaltation
at God's right hand, and the blessed hope of His personal return. We believe
in the Deity and Personality of the Holy Spirit, who works in all people to
bring them salvation through Christ and who dwells in believers, equipping them
for lives of holiness and fruitful service. We believe the Bible to be the
divinely inspired, and authoritative written Word of God, the only infallible
rule of faith and practice. We believe that all have sinned and therefore are
guilty before God and are under his condemnation. We believe that through the
death of His Son, Jesus Christ, God in love provided an atonement for sin, so
that, through repentance and saving faith in Christ, man is delivered from the
judgment of God and is born again into life eternal. We believe that the
Church is composed of all true believers and that the mission of the Church,
with Christ as its Head, is to communicate the Gospel of Christ to all the
World. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the eternal punishment of
unbelievers and the everlasting blessedness of believers in the presence of
Christ. Application form: Available from website, under tab GET INVOLVED, scroll down
to APPLICATION FORM. Complete and return to the Executive Director Deadline: 3-6 months prior to desired start date. Contract: See Here. Further: Following the receipt of intial application
form (online), there will be an interview and a formal application. Three
reference letters would be requested.