During this 2-3 month program participants will: • Serve in our Ministry Center sorting & packing books. Other service opportunities are available on an individual basis depending on the person’s expertise. • Participate in the OM Ships Florence team life and interact with our international OM missionary staff • Experience the American culture and have the opportunity to visit one or two nearby cities (Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Charlotte) • Improve their English (if appropriate) • Visit local churches and/or participate in a local church
Participants will serve daily at the OM Ships Ministry Center. The team receive, sort, pack and ship Bibles and other Christian literature that will be sold in the Logos Hope Book fair, via the internet or to book stores around the world. Participants will be involved in practical service from Mondays – Fridays from 8:30am – 5pm. They will also be fully involved in OM team life including weekly team devotions, prayer meetings and prayer times, monthly birthday celebrations and other occasional team events. Participants have opportunities for growth through shared cross-cultural living arrangements. Participants should expect to share a house, bedroom (not a bed) and bathroom with others of the same gender. Both houses are fully equipped with kitchen, laundry and internet facilities. Evenings and weekends are usually free but there are many opportunities for church involvement and social activities within the OM team and local community.
We are unable to sponsor visas for participants so the program is open to Americans, Canadians and nationals of US Visa Waiver Countries travel.state.gov/visa/temp/without/without_1990.html#citizen ), or people who already have a US visa. The program is limited to a max of 90 days for those entering the US under the Visa Waiver program. On arrival in the USA participants must not say they are coming to work as we will not be paying them. They are coming to volunteer with us and experience the USA.