SALTSHAKER DATES AND LOCATIONS (subject to change)
Bangladesh | June 24 – July 6
Director | Bobby Kirkpatrick
Cost | $4,500
Sinaloa | July 6 – 22
Director | Chelle Leininger
Cost | $2,300
December 15, 2019 | Application submitted, Liability & Medical Release Form turned in with your $150 Deposit
April 15, 2020 | Remaining balance of registration cost due in full
Please mail all forms or payments to:
EFC-MAYM Ministry Center
Wichita, Kansas 67213
The team size may be limited. If any applications can not be accepted due to team size or other reasons, the applicant will be notified ASAP. After your acceptance on the team has been confirmed you will receive further instructions, including guidance in fundraising.
Shake it up! Saltshaker is designed to provide EFC-MAYM Sr. High and older students an opportunity to explore and experience life on the Friends mission field – while serving and encouraging missionaries and the church and community. Christian students who have a desire to serve cross-cultural missions and who are actively maturing as Disciples of Christ should apply for Saltshaker!
Why Do Short Term Missions?
Not only is it a great avenue for exploring the life of cross-cultural missions and church life, being a part of missions puts you in the middle of God’s action within the Kingdom of God. While it is shaking up your world view, it is also shaking some mission-minded perspectives into your life. You’ll be blown away by what you learn from the missionaries and church leaders. Short term missions in its very nature teaches us to make disciples and serve with intentionality. And you can’t go on a mission trip without giving up your life for a few days, which is exactly what Jesus has commanded us to do in our every day lives at home, school, and work: lose your life, take up your cross, and follow Him – experience the Kingdom!
Why is Missions Important?
As missions coach Larry Walker says, “In missions, God gets the glory, the nations get the gospel, and the church gets the good life!”
Not included in your registration:
- Passport: See http://travel.state.gov/passport/for information on how to apply for a passport. Then visit your local post office soon to apply before travel season arrives!
- Travel cost to and from orientation & airport.
- Personal items necessary for trip.
- Personal spending money, souvenir money, offering
- Immunizations– Any immunizations – Saltshaker requires participants to have proof of a Tetanus/diphtheria shot in the last 10 years as well as a few other immunizations depending on the location of the Saltshaker. Note that it takes a few months for some immunizations to become effective, so don’t delay in starting. Keep your immunization records with your passport.
Note: Your Saltshaker director will give you orientation in avoiding sickness and your hosts will exercise care in providing only safe food and drink.
What if your parents have concerns?
It is perfectly normal for parents to be concerned about their children traveling out of the U.S. Please encourage them to read the details on this web site. They should feel free to contact Saltshaker Directors with any questions they may have about safety, concerns, leadership, or costs. Also, your parents can be provided with references of other people ‘just like them’ who have already sent their children on Saltshaker trips, and/or who have traveled internationally extensively. Contact: Jesse@efcmaym.org If possible and appropriate, Jesse would be glad to come to your home or church to discuss Saltshaker – just ask!
What about safety?
Saltshaker Directors and hosts are very careful to provide a safe and secure environment to house and transport team members. We would not take a Saltshaker team into a known dangerous environment or intentionally expose them to risks at any time. As in any locations where there has been public unrest in recent years, Saltshaker directors rely on missionary-trusted local insight. We monitor reports of political unrest and travel conditions through the US State Department – http://www.state.gov/. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.gov/travel) provides us with information relating to potential diseases in any regions we visit.
- ’17 India/Bhutan
- ’16 Nepal
- ’15 Philippines
- ’14 Bangladesh
- ’13 Sinaloa, Mexico
- ’12 Burundi, Africa
- ’11 Sinaloa, Mexico
- ‘09 Aguascalientes, Mexico
- ’09 Burundi, Africa
- ’07 Kigali, Rwanda
- ’07 Kathmandu, Nepal
- ‘07 Kotzebue, Alaska
- ’06 Burundi, Africa
- ’06 Sinaloa, Mexico
- ’05 Manila, Philippines
- ’03 Sinaloa, Mexico
- ’02 Rwanda, Africa
- ’01 Burundi, Africa
- ’99 Jamaica
- ’98 Gonaives, Haiti
- ’96 Kotzebue, Alaska
- ’91 Guatemala
- ’83 Burundi, Africa