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Project#:

Country: Germany

Dates:

Length: Short and Long Term

Minimum Education: High School Equivalency

Cost:

Description:

We are seeking team members to help with outreach efforts to refugees, mostly from Muslim countries, who are coming to Europe for freedom. Join us as we reach out to those who are in desperate need of a Savior, of which, many are open to Jesus during this very difficult time in their lives.

Cultural Information:

The north and east are predominantly Protestant, the south and west predominantly Catholic. Nowadays there is a non-religious majority in Hamburg and the former East German states. Germany was, at one point, almost in its entirety within the Roman Catholic Holy Roman Empire, but was also the source of Protestant reformers such as Martin Luther. During the Kulturkampf (from about 1872 to 1886) the government opposed the Catholic church. Historically, Germany had a substantial Jewish population. Only a few thousand people of Jewish origin remained in Germany after the Holocaust, but the German Jewish community now has about 100,000 members, many from the former Soviet Union. Germany also has a substantial Muslim minority, most of whom are from Turkey.

Geographic Information:

Germany is located in the Central Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, between the Netherlands and Poland, south of Denmark. Extending 853 kilometers from its northern border with Denmark to the Alps in the south, it is the sixth largest country in Europe.

Health Considerations:

Many of the health problems experienced by travellers cannot be prevented by vaccinations and other measures need to be taken. These include food and water safety, accident prevention, care with sun exposure, avoiding insect bites and animal bites, and practicing good respiratory hygiene.

Equipment to Bring:

If you will be traveling with medication (including over the counter medication) you should check for any restrictions on medications before you travel, you can do this by contacting the embassy of the country you're visiting.