This team will explore the Basque Country in Spain to meet Basque speakers and perform initial research, media collection, prayer and missional conversations. Linguæ Christi wants to establish long-term work here in the future.
1 June – 1 July 2019

Project Description

This team will be focusing on Basque speakers in the Basque Country within Spain. 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 2 or 3 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 Exploration Teams – research, media collection, prayer and missional conversations – visit our Exploration page.

Language

As the trade language in Spain is Spanish (Castilian), it would be very helpful and advisable if interested students (1) already possessed some good proficiency in Spanish before arrival, or (2) would be willing to commit to go through our “crash-course” (free and by distance learning) in Spanish before arrival on field. No knowledge of Basque is required or expected before arrival, as an intensive introduction to Basque will be offered as part of the initial, on-field orientation.

Project Details

Affinity Area Ibero-Romance
Location The Basque Country
Focus People Group Euskaldunak
Target Language Euskara (Basque)
Trade Language Castilian Spanish
Category Exploration
Dates 1 June - 1 July 2019
# of people 4
Gender No preference
Cost £1,840
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Linguæ Christi conducts an exchange programme for university and secondary students primarily during their summer holidays. These aren’t your average mission trips in Europe; the aim of these projects is cultural exchange with a strong educational component, focusing on the languages, cultures, histories of indigenous minority language groups. As a specifically Christian cultural experience, participants will explore matters of faith with local believers, those open to spiritual discussions and other interested parties.

Project participants cannot seek employment or remuneration of any kind during their time with us. All participants must raise all financial support prior to their arrival.

Project costs do not include airfare to the field of service. However these costs are otherwise inclusive for all on-field costs: food, lodging, internal travels, ministry supplies, training, etc.