travel bursary reports
I would like to start by thanking the Timios trust for the extremely kind donation that I received from you. It made this life changing experience possible. Soul Edge has been the most transforming, life changing, and formative time of my life. The teaching I received I will forever remember, and the missionary trip to Pelican Narrows has cemented and formed a new approach to what radical life as a Christian should look like.
Soul Edge can be broken into two sections; Training, and Mission.
BMS World Mission is a Christian mission organisation, working in around 35 countries on four continents. They aim to share life in all its fullness with the world’s people by: enabling them to know Christ, alleviating suffering and injustice and improving the quality of life. This is done through many different programmes and projects. I took part in Action Teams which is a gap year programme for 17 – 23 year olds to serve God around the world. It is made up of one month training, six months overseas and two months UK mission tour.
Training began in September and consisted of morning bible study and prayers, team building activities, cultural training, a trip to an outdoor activity centre, public speaking training and first aid training. I lived with the rest of the action teamers in the International Mission Centre (IMC) in Birmingham and it was a great opportunity to get to know other young Christians from around the UK. It is at training where I met the rest of the team I would be going to Zimbabwe with; and it is a chance to get to know each other and become accountable to one another before heading overseas into a new culture and country. My team consisted of another girl called Maisie, and two boys; Olly and Tom and of course myself.
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