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MK Reentry Program
Co-sponsored by the
Narramore Christian Foundation
and Barnabas International A Dynamic and Practical Seminar
for the Sons and Daughters of Missionaries
Mark these dates for MK 2013 July 19 July 28
Biola University, La Mirada, California
Who Can Attend?
This Reentry seminar is for missionary kids (MKs) who have just completed High School and are returning to the United States and Canada.
When and Where?
A thirteen day Reentry Seminar is offered each summer.
The seminar is held on the BIOLA University campus or conference facility at La Mirada in the Los Angeles, Southern California area, which has modern air conditioned dormitories, dining room, and complete athletic facilities for swimming, soccer, tennis, and other sports.
For nearly 30 years the Narramore Christian Foundation, a Christian counseling ministry, has offered this MK seminar. Since 1997 NCF and Barnabas International have co-sponsored these seminars under the leadership of Perry Bradford.
This FUN-FILLED seminar has some very practical objectives:
Orientation: We'll talk about American culturethe good and the bad, college life, friendships and dating, finances, and social customs. There will be several off-campus social and recreational outings, such as professional athletic events, the beach, and an amusement park.
Assessment: Personality tests will help to assess your personal adjustment and identify growing edges.
Adjustment: Christian educators and counselors, with a heart for missions and a love for teenagers, will encourage and guide you in addressing areas for personal, social, and spiritual growth.
Challenge: Daily chapel, evening dorm meetings, and informal chats with staff and fellow MKs will challenge you to trust God more fully and give new insights towards effective Christian living.
Lots of Fun and Relaxation
We guarantee you'll have a lot of fun, but this is not a camp. A seminar is a "meeting for the purpose of serious discussion and interchange of views." While mornings are spent in the classroom, there is also time to enjoy sports, recreational group activities, table games, or just sitting around talking or singing.
What MKs Have Said
"It is the most awesome experience you'll ever have! You learn how to relate to others, understand yourself, and look forward to the future." – MK from Ecuador
"This is something you will never regret. You will come away with a sense of encouragement and hope regarding living in the U.S." – MK From Mongolia
Cost and Registration
The seminar cost to the MK is $475. This includes a non-refundable registration fee of $25. Participants will also be responsible for their travel expenses to and from the seminar. This includes shuttle costs from the local airport directly to the campus. Your seminar fees include room/board and all other seminar activities.
The remainder of the seminar expenses for each MK who is accepted is covered in the form of an $1000 scholarship given by the Narramore Christian Foundation. All participants must plan to attend the entire seminar and are expected to cooperate with the planned program.