Every year hundreds of thousands of devoted Catholics make their way to Fatima to worship and offer penance to the Virgin Mary. This is one of the holiest sites for Roman Catholics, as in 1917, three young shepherd children reported being visited by Mary. The pilgrims who come to this site are in Spiritual darkness and need to understand the hope and freedom that comes through Jesus.With Portugal’s strong ties to Roman Catholicism, the anniversary of the reported apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Fatima is a huge event in the country. During the week there will be an estimated 500,000 devout Catholics arriving to offer prayers and worship to Mary. These people are lost and need to hear about the saving power of Jesus! Will you come and share the hope you have in Portugal?
Available for: Singles Couples Families Groups
During the outreach we will be interacting with the pilgrims by giving out water, Christian literature, and offering to pray for people. As a team, we will also spend a lot of time in prayer, as there is a very real battle going on in Fatima.
October 8 - Arrival Date, anytime
October 9-14 - outreach in Fatima
October 15 - Departure day
Do you love Jesus and want to share His love with those around you? Do you have a heart for those who are lost? Then you are the right person for this outreach!
You should also be flexible, able to work in a team, and willing and able to be on your feet for 8 hrs a day. Speaking Portuguese is an added bonus, but not necessary!
Accommodation will be basic dormitory style in a church basement in Leira, with mattresses on the floor and shared bathroom facilities. Bring your own pillow and sleeping bag, mattresses are provided.
We will try to place married couples together, though that may not be possible!
Food will be provided, with breakfast, a light lunch, and a hot evening meal. We need to know in advance of any special dietary needs.
Plan to arrive in Porto (OPO) for October 8. An OM team member will meet you at the airport and you will have one day of cultural orientation before traveling by bus as a team to Leiria. Bus tickets are 15-20 euros/direction and are not included in outreach costs.
Return flights can be booked for anytime after 11 a.m. on the 15th.
Please See "Travel".
You should be in good health, and able to sleep on a floor and be on your feet for several hours at a time.
Portugal is a member in the EU, and is also part of the Schengen zone. For additional visa info, please contact your local OM office.
An info pack will be sent upon acceptance to the outreach.
All prices do not include airfare