Participants will stay with host families for the first two nights and serve at the Jakarta HOPE worldwide’s Saturday Academy. On Sunday after attending one of two church services (the Jakarta church has over 2,000 members!) and having lunch with the Jakarta campus and teen ministry, participants will travel two hours south of Jakarta where they will live and serve for the next seven days.
From Monday to Friday, HYC will be refurbishing and renovating the Madrasah School that serves as the educational and religious hub to the 5,000 residents of the Muslim village of Cijayanti. Participants will experience firsthand the joys and rewards of hard work and the satisfaction of a job well done; they will also gain cultural awareness, and better understand the significance of serving all kinds of people in need, while reinforcing the values of accountability, compassion, respect, unity, pure motivation, flexibility and sustainability.
Throughout the HYC, the HYC volunteers will grow in their connection with God and others, partly by disconnecting from technology . Other than time allotted for phone calls home, participants will be free from phones in order to focus on serving and connecting to God and each other. Four church staff will be on hand at all times to ensure everyone’s needs are met and to facilitate communication if necessary. So, if you’re looking to build your faith in new and exciting ways, and you want see firsthand how service can impact your life and those you serve, then join us in Indonesia for HOPE Youth Corps 2017. See you in Jakarta!