With just under 100 days until intermissionary Chamonix, we wanted to give you a sneak peak at some of the important tools we use to help global servants and missionaries process their service and chart their reentry.
Here are two:
Yep, hottubs and saunas with view of the magnificent French Alps are critical to our work, and the Intermissionary Chamonix house this year has them! Don't tarry though, there is room for only 7 more retreat participants and spaces are filling - so if it's on your mind, now is the time to book.
What is Intermissionary you say? Read up on our work in the missionary debriefing field here.
Or maybe you know exactly who we are and what we do, and you're dreaming of coming, but you aren't sure how to pay for it. Well, we serve a big God who is on the move with us. So here are two cool ways to get to France this summer.
Opportunity #1 - Scholarship!
Incredibly, the Intermissionary Scholarship Fund has already received enough donations in 2018 to sponsor a missionary at Chamonix. The amazing part is, the donations were made by Intermissionary Alumni who themselves were sponsored by others.
See how God works?
All the details of how a sponsored space works can be found here but in short, the IM Scholarship Fund will pay up to 2/3 of the cost of the retreat. For Chamonix that's $600. The recipient must cover the remaining 1/3 ($300) and their travel expenses to the retreat location.
We are now accepting applications for the first funded space
for Chamonix 2018.
Qualified applicants are global servants who have spent six months or more working in global missions or relief work outside their passport nation. They must be currently serving overseas or have returned to their passport nation within the last 12 months.
If that's you, here's what you need to do (any or all of them):
Nominate someone else
and tell us why they really need to be in Chamonix.
Donate to the Intermissionary Scholarship Fund
to help us fund others who really need to be in Chamonix (or Montana later this fall.)
All of three of these actions should bring great joy. We can't wait to see what happens next. The deadline for this scholarship round is April 1, 2018. Rules and deets can be found here.
Opportunity #2 - Program assistant/cook in Chamonix.
At Intermissionary, we ensure each participant has exactly what they need - from fresh strawberries, to soft, quiet beds, to one on one debriefing with our reentry coaches. As much as IM Staff likes to drink wine and make dinner, they're too busy already.
If you live in or are traveling through Europe in late June 2018, and have the skill and confidence to prepare and serve meals for up to 12 people for a week, and would love to help us keep the trains running on time, talk to us about a work exchange!
You would be part retreat participant/part staff. Cooking, serving and clean up are communal events at Intermissionary, but you would the leader. We might also need you to make a pot of tea, run to the bakery, the bank, make the tv work or deal with whatever miscellany arises. This is a great opportunity for someone willing to do some important work exchange for a space at the retreat.
Interested? Fill out this form and we will get in touch.
Lots of exciting things happening at Intermissionary and Girl Catch Fire. Ready to join us?