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Summer is a great time to do gospel work, whether you’re a student with a long summer vacation, or someone who can take time off work to serve the Lord. GBM’s Envision programme provides lots of opportunities for adults of all ages to get involved in world mission at the sharp end. This summer we are running three Envision teams, each either a week or ten days long, and more volunteers are needed.


Latvia - Thurs 31 August – Sun 10 Sept 2017

This year we are running our third Envision Team to Latvia. Malcolm and Ruth Firth are leading Mezciems International Baptist Church, in the East of Riga where they live. They have seen significant encouragements in recent years, including a growing work among Chinese migrants. The Envision team will support their outreach to international students as they arrive to start university. Their church draws together Latvians (both Latvian and Russian speaking) and people from a range of other nations who have come to live in Latvia.

The team programme will include: training in evangelism, sharing your faith personally (in English) with International Students as they arrive in Riga, working with the local ‘Agape Studenti’ staff. You will also be taking part in special evangelistic evenings, and participating in the Church’s Sunday services.


Estimated cost (all-inclusive): £480 (Subject to flights and currency fluctuations)

Closing date for applications: Monday 3 April 2017

Interview Date (in Abingdon): Friday 21 April 2017


The Isle of Man - Wed 19 – Wed 26 July 2017

This year we are running our first British Envision team to the Isle of Man. In the 1970s GBM was involved in helping to plant and strengthen the work of the gospel on the Isle of Man, and we have been invited back to help the churches there this summer. We are keen to encourage the churches with a week of evangelism to adults and children. The team programme will include training in evangelism, sharing your faith personally through book-table conversations on the seafronts or door-to-door visiting, and running evangelistic events in the evenings. We will also be running a one-day Holiday Bible Club for children in Port Erin, and participating in the church services on Sunday. The team will stay with church families, and travel to the island together by ferry.  


Estimated cost (all-inclusive): £150 (including ferry crossing)

Closing date for applications: Monday 3 April 2017

Interview Date (in Abingdon): Friday 21 April 2017


Poland Team 22-29 July 2017  

A week of evangelism and children’s work with Andrzej and Monika Kempczynski in Legionowo, near Warsaw.

This team is now full, though an additional place can be found if you are a Polish speaker.


If you are interested in serving on any of these three teams, please contact GBM Mission Centre for an application form.