Today, COMMIT Ministries and team will leave for Tai Yuan, a major city in Shan Xi, China, for another short-term ministry trip from July 13-August 11 to serve as volunteer English teachers for the local community.
English serves as the international business language today; people in China are eager to learn it and equip themselves for future benefits. Given the chance, children, High School and College students, and even adults are expected to attend the classes. COMMIT Ministries said, “When our English Camp is in town, a lot of people show up! Many people want to learn English. How else will China continue to stimulate their booming economic growth?”
COMMIT Ministries commented that for two years they have responded to the government’s request for native English speakers to visit China and hold English language camps throughout the country.
Although COMMIT Ministries do not require the volunteers to be professional English teachers, the volunteers will be well-prepared to use a variety of resources to teach the students. Staff members are also trained to teach short-term teams the TEFOL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) method of education used by COMMIT, which uses Bible stories and Christian songs to teach its students.
From past trips, COMMIT Ministries received letters of testimonies from former students who expressed their gratitude and joy from knowing God and being introduced to the world of Christianity. One volunteer claimed, “A girl from Hou Ma wrote that she now knows God because of me… me!”