ManTeam Creates Calendar to Fundraise for Mission to Tanzania
One of the approximately 30 mission teams from ORU this summer is "Team Tanzania", which spends a month in Tanzania, Africa to complete building projects in remote villages and engage in tribal evangelism to unreached people groups. This team, known as the "ManTeam," created a 12 month calendar that features hilarious pictures of the team to be sold as a fundraiser for the trip.
This trip will require the team to hike many miles through jungle and bush. The trip is so rugged that only men are allowed to apply, which is why the team is nick-named "ManTeam" or "Manzania". In the past two years, the team has built a road to a remote cluster of villages and a church. From May to June, 2011 the ManTeam will build bridges and more roads to connect the small and isolated villages to a larger town, which is separated by dense jungle. This will allow for health supplies to be brought in and the villages to have access to education.
The team is hoping to complete most of the road that stretches 44 miles by the end of the month and have most of the bush cleared. Approximately 75 to 100 Tanzanians will be hired to work on the road while the team will focus primarily on the building of the bridges.
"We are going through that right now, learning about what Paul did on all of his missionary journeys and what we can take from that into our excursion into an unreached land this summer," said Jordan Carter, the Team Leader for the trip. "This year I really want the team to know and myself as well, we have to know our identity and who we are in Christ."
Each team member is responsible for raising $3,425 to go on the trip. Most mission teams hold various fundraisers that bring in money for the whole team. Carter and the "ManTeam" strategized to come up with a new way to raise money this year. They created a calendar with the theme "ManTeam is..." Each month has a picture of the men on the team with one of them being focused on as the main part of the picture. The monthly pictures describe an aspect of what the ManTeam is, from Victorious, to Rugged, to Sensitive.
The cost of the calendar is $25 (shipping included), and any donations above that are appreciated. If you are interested in purchasing a ManTeam Calendar online, and having it shipped to you, please call the ORU Outreach Department at 918.495.7728.