The Global landscape is changing. As the Church in the Global South keeps growing, participation in global mission still matters. And with assistance, we can discover our unique opportunities.
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Mobilization is not just about workers or teams that serve cross-culturally.
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Pinaaz-i Zibi Maamawi – Traveling the River Together is a ministry provided by World Partners Global Workers Rob and Sharlene Dilts.
The foundation of Pinaaz-i Zibi Maamawi is an annual Indigenous kids and youth Culture Camp that desires to be a place of healing and reconciliation for Settler and Indigenous staff and young people, where all are honoured as bearers of the image of the Creator and culture is celebrated. Pinaaz-i Zibi Maamawi is a place where our stories are heard and shared and Creator’s Good Story, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, is shared and experienced.
Camp provides an exciting opportunity for cross-cultural experience as we minister alongside traditional Elder’s, Grandmothers and Knowledge Keepers and learn to travel well together in friendship, peace and goodwill. There will be continuous opportunities to learn to listen to each other and the Spirit through stories, His word and creation.
Our goals are two-fold:
1. To see volunteers at camp gain a deeper understanding of culture and reconciliation and be equipped to take that understanding back to their own communities.
2. For Indigenous young people to understand their value as image bearers of the Creator and to understand the beauty and importance of remembering who they are and where they come from.
A typical week at camp includes:
We invite partners to:
1. travel with us as they explore their own spiritual journey and faith experiences while walking with others.
2. share your journey and listen to others-with a humble heart and mind, an open posture, and a serving spirit.
3. consider the roles* at camp that need to be filled for PZM's operation.
*All volunteers and staff serve under the direction of the Camp Directors and Camp Elder/Grandmother.
*****NOTE: We have had to make the difficult decision to put the overnight Indigenous camp on hold for 2023 due to a shortage of volunteers available before the cut off date of June 1st. The cut off date has been established in order to provide time for the necessary prayer, training and preparation. Any cross cultural experience, even a short term experience requires significant preparation and training to engage safely and well, especially for the safety and wellbeing of the people with whom we are serving. In the case of cross cultural ministry in Canada, reconciliation and learning to walk in right relations is a life long journey even in our own communities and relations and always extends far beyond any short term experience. Therefore, team building, prayer, cultural understanding and the cultivation of relationship, community and a learners/servants heart and spirit are very important. Please continue following Pinaaz-i Zibi Maamawi on Facebook and Instagram and check in to this page for more opportunities to engage in other immersion learning opportunities as the Spirit leads.
If this sounds like an opportunity you wish to pursue, send an email to inquire for further information.