“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” – Matthew 28:19-20
Do you sense that God is calling you to missions? As Christians, each of us have the responsibility to in some way fulfill Jesus’ last commandment in the Great Commission. Whether this be through going personally, sending resources, or receiving missionaries, as long as we are striving to advance God’s Kingdom, we are doing our part. Furthermore, each Christian has been blessed with spiritual gifts that are to be used to build up the church. 1 Corinthians 12 and Romans 12 tells us of many spiritual gifts and capabilities, and how important it is to use the gifts that has been given to us through the Holy Spirit. By using our gifts in a foreign mission field, we bring diversity that strengthens ministries and ultimately allows for unity in the church (one body, many parts).
The Roca Blanca Mission Base, though located in a developing world setting, provides a safe environment for mission interns. We welcome anyone that has a heart for God and a passion to minister to the unreached. Through this internship opportunity, you are able to live and minister in Oaxaca, which has the highest concentration of “unreached” people groups in the Western hemisphere.
Here are a few comments from recent mission interns:
“One of the questions that I wrestled with after college was, “God, what do you want me to do with my life now?” After years of school and preparation I was finally ready to start the rest of my life serving God, but how and where? The pace of my life was so frenzied that my life whirled past me in a blur. So when I obeyed God and came to Roca Blanca, God made my once blurry future come into focus with crystal clarity. I found my purpose and direction though the invaluable lessons of waiting on God and his plans and timing. In this place, I experienced the joy of spirtual growth and saw myself transform from a dutiful, good christian into a passionate, devoted follower of God. I am serving the base as an English teacher and short-term mission coordinator.” Danbi Martin
“When I first knew that God was leading me to Oaxaca, I was not sure why He wanted me to go. But I went. I arrived at Roca Blanca and told the staff, “Here I am. What do you want me to do?” After about a month, I began to find my niche in helping with marketing and fundraising. I understood scripture and knew that my gifts could be used in God’s service, but this was the first time in my life I got to apply it in such a real way. I spent much of my time working in an office and using computers, something that I wasn’t even sure I would have access to! Serving at Roca for six months gave me a time for much needed spiritual growth, a time to reflect on everything that God has been trying to tell me for years now, and a deep, meaningful insight on missions. My attitudes towards what is “mine” and what I have “earned” are completely changed. I know that my time here was a blessing from God. I encourage everyone to get involved!” Matt Schilb, MBA Student
“While serving on a short-term medical mission team to Roca Blanca, God awakened me to the importance of always being involved with missions. I decided to come back and serve in whatever way I could be used. I did many things the 6 months I was at Roca; taught English, taught children’s ministry, helped with marketing and fundraising, worked in the clinic, and translated as needed. God used me in so many ways. My favorite part was traveling to the villages and towns to see the churches. It’s incredible to see an indigenous people group reached by the gospel and seeing the effects it has on their lifestyle and families. It gave me such amazing peace and joy to know that these churches are established and flourishing because of the work of Roca Blanca, and that in some small way I can be a part of that. Jill Gunselman, Spanish Graduate
For a longer than six month internship it’s necessary to have a solid Biblical foundation, and missions or cross cultural specific training before coming. A minimum of a year of formal Bible training is the basic requirement. If you don’t have formal Bible training then we would be happy to administer a Bible Knowledge Equivalency test. If you’re lacking missions specific training, we can recommend some very good programs to you, some as short as a few weeks.
Please feel free to download an application here: Internship Application