This team will explore northern parts of Scandinavia to meet Sami speakers and perform initial research, media collection, prayer and missional conversations. Linguæ Christi wants to establish long-term work here in the future.
10 July – 9 August 2021
This team will be focusing on North Sami speakers in northern Scandinavia, including parts of Norway, Sweden and Finland. This is a very independent project. Those who require a great deal of direct supervision or instruction should not consider this assignment.
Linguæ Christi has embraced the calling of addressing the spiritual needs of speakers of ALL the indigenous, minority languages in the European/Eurasian context (from Portugal in the West to Siberia in the East). Much as we have done among speakers of Celtic languages for the past 20 years, we intend to begin new work with other European minority languages groups. Over the next 2–5 years specifically, it is our desire to open new work in at least two to three new areas. To begin this work, we want to send some specialised teams of students to do some initial exploring in those areas and among those languages groups.
For more information about the different aspects of Discovery Teams—research, media collection, prayer and missional conversations—visit our Discovery page.
Many people through the Scandinavian countries speak English well, though some knowledge of Norwegian, Swedish or Finnish could also be helpful. No knowledge of Sami is required or expected before arrival, as an intensive introduction to Sami will be offered as part of the initial, on-field orientation.
|Focus People Group||Sámi|
|Target Language||Davvisámegiella (North Sami)|
|Trade Language||Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish|
|Dates||10 July – 09 August 2021|
|# of people||4|
|Application Deadline||10 April 2021|