The 18 new MTW missionaries arrived in Brussels, Belgium last weekend. They have been involved in cultural and missions training eight hours a day all this week. Mike and Erin are coaching and mentoring these new missionaries and helping to prepare them for the field.
Each day begins with morning worship, prayer, and preaching. The group is living in a dorm facility and eating most of their meals together at an insight cafeteria.
In the first few days the new missionaries learned about team dynamics, evangelism, and cultural analysis. The group learned how to observe people and learn about a culture and then went out into the streets and took their first crack at observing a new culture and analyzing what you see.
Mike and Erin participated in cultural exercises and had several small group meetings with the missionaries they are mentoring.