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Melissa Paris

Melissa Paris

Missionary to South Africa

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Ministry Description

This spring, I have the privilege of going on a short-term missions trip to South Africa! This trip is part of a Spring Semester course every sophomore student takes at Word of Life Bible Institute. Instead of only learning about missions in the classroom, students get to raise support and participate in missions around the world alongside Word of Life missionaries.

God has expanded the ministry of WOL South Africa to several cities in the country, as well as outreaches into Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Ministries include Bible Clubs in churches, schools, a Discipleship Training Center, which is an intense 1 year program that teaches young people life and leadership skills in partnership with Berea Bible Institute South Africa for Bible training, mission trips in and out of country, holiday camps throughout the different school breaks, and internships for South Africans as well as Americans.

This trip will include street evangelism, soccer ministry, kids events at local churches, youth group ministry, community service, and potentially camp ministry.

Will you consider partnering with me in prayer and financial support as I prepare to go on this missions trip?