A MISSIONARY LIFESTYLE
Choosing to defer work or study for 12 months to serve God through YMT is a great privilege and is definitely a life defining decision. In our history, it’s a call that more than 400 young people have heard and responded to and it’s on their shoulders that our current teams stand.
Teams are made up of approximately six individuals and reside in men’s and women’s households. This household acts as a way to build unity in brotherhood and sisterhood from which to minister. Every morning, the hoods pray together and attend daily Mass before the busyness of the day begins. Each night they pray the prayer of the Church before going to sleep at a retiring time of 10pm on week nights. This retiring time allows missionaries to get an optimum amount of rest to sustain them throughout what is an intensely busy year!
All rent, bills and food for our team members are covered by the sponsorship and partnership funds received through the Eternal Change program. Our team members commit to a lifestyle of simplicity, receiving a small allowance weekly for personal expenses.
Team members have one ministry-free day per week, during which they rest, have extra prayer time, catch up with friends and family, and prepare for the week of ministry ahead. This dedicated day of rest allows team members to be best able to serve the young people they minister to throughout the week.
As well as setting aside work and university for the year, team members commit to not pursue exclusive dating relationships in order to be single hearted for the mission for the duration of their year.
Over 30 years of experience has proved that this challenging lifestyle is the foundation that empowers Teams with a distinct unity and capacity to do God’s work. If you're interested in more information or applying, contact us here.