Sierra Leone

OM Arts HSI Sierra Leone

June 22 - July 7, 2019 (Apply by March 11)

Heart Sounds International (HSI) is a ministry of OM Arts that focuses on encouraging indigenous worship around the world. This trip includes two parts. First, as an HSI team, participants will facilitate an ethnoarts workshop to encourage the local people to worship in indigenous styles. Second, the team will lead a trauma healing workshop with arts.This trip will have two parts. The first set of workshops, located in a coastal area, will focus on ethnoarts, encouraging contextualized drama, dance, art and music that correlate with Bible stories, especially stories that have fear/power and honor/shame themes. The second set, located a day away, will focus on trauma healing through the arts.

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Ages 18 - 78   ·   $1155
Ministry Details

Prior to entering the country, the team will do whatever research is possible from afar and prepare workshop materials accordingly, under the team leader’s direction and with input from the host in country. During the trip, the team will need great flexibility and sensitivity as they adapt the prepared materials to the needs of the participants in each location. The team will make simple recordings of new songs and dances for the participants.

Participant Profile

Ethnodoxologist assistant: Those who desire experience leading a songwriting workshop are welcome to apply. Academic training in ethnomusicology or the equivalent in experience is preferred but not required. Applicant will work under a lead HSI ethnodoxologist.
Arts in Trauma Healing Specialist: Applicants with experience using the arts in trauma therapy are welcome to apply.
Intercessor: Applicants should have a passion for prayer and initiative to prompt the team and workshop participants to pray regularly.
Photographer/videographer: Amateur or professional level skills in photography and/or videography are needed to document the trip for publication. Applicant must be able to adapt. Applicant will need to bring his/her own gear.
Recording Engineer: Those with experience creating demo-level welcome to apply. Applicant must be able to adapt to settings less than ideal for recording and must have his/her own gear.

Accommodation

Participants will stay in host homes for the first part of the trip and at a retreat center the second week. Note that no air conditioning will be used the second week, however weather is good that time of year.

Food

Participants will eat in host homes, restaurants, and at the retreat center. Please advise of dietary needs and restrictions.

Travel

You will fly into Lungi International Airport (FNA). Please confirm dates prior to purchasing flights in case of last minute changes. Host will meet the team at the airport. The first target location is 2 hours by road and ferri from the airport. After the first set of workshops, the team will travel together to a second location in the north, a trip that will take about 3 hours.

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Health

Overall good health is required. Please advise of health limitations.

Visa

Please acquire prior to departure, checking with your local embassy for visa requirements.

Notes

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All prices do not include airfare