Q & A with ACTION missionaries Tom and Beth Potter
Overview : Project : Pag-Asa is a school for local orphans. Currently, Pag-Asa partners with five local orphanages in Manila and provides education for over 40 students.
We believe education is foundational for success in life. This is especially true in the process of changing the lives of orphans from being the lowest in society to having a chance to become all they were made to be.
Project : Pag-Asa's vision is to create highly educated and motivated young adults who have a chance to improve their lives, their communities, and their country.
1. What are some ministry tasks that you want the intern to accomplish while serving with you?
We would like short-term teams to gain exposure to global missions. In relation to our specific ministry, we would want interns to gain a new perspective on the needs of neglected children, especially in light of education as a means to a brighter future.
Developing an understanding of cultural sensitivity compared to the home culture is very much a move toward understanding the global missions movement.
Developing a personal theological perspective of one’s place in global missions would be another goal.
2. What are some key lessons from your ministry and walk with the Lord that you want to impart to the interns to help them as they consider their own individual call to missions or vocational ministry?
Ministry in an intercultural context with a multicultural ministry team has been a huge blessing and great challenge to all those called to global missions.
We love having the opportunity to help shape people’s understanding of what global missions looks like, challenging our cultural stereotypes as we move to a more global Christian perspective.
Short-term trips, in our opinion, are a means to :
3. Please list specific skills an intern may expect to develop by the time the internship is completed.
Team trips and internships can be scheduled year-round with approval
Contact a member of our Mobilization Team for more info.