posted on September 1, 2021

CAMA: Community Development Among a Least-Reached People Group

CAMA is looking for a disciplemaker to serve at a social foundation in Asia/Pacific

Position Type

  • CAMA worker
  • Creative-access location
  • Partially funded (requested to raise partial support)
  • Single or couple

Join a small team consisting of aXcess and CAMA workers engaged in transformational community development in one of the least-reached areas of the world. A large part of this role will be building meaningful, impactful relationships while working with a social foundation (The Moringa Project) and pursuing other opportunities as they arise.


Required Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

Biblical Characteristics:

Timeline for Deployment:

Fall 2023. Once appointed and fund-raising and other qualifications are met, the appointee is required to attend a cross-cultural and language acquisition program and Pre-Field Orientation prior to deploying.

General Information:

You will live in the provincial capital. The primary ministry will involve travel to the foundation in a small, rural town 2.5 hours away. The town is on one of the most beautiful stretches of pristine coastline in southeast Asia with few foreigners or believers. The capital has a population of about 800,000 and a small community of English-speaking believers.

Citizens of this country are famous for their gentle, warm hospitality, and the people in this area are no exception. Nearly 100 percent of the people in this province practice the majority religion. The successful applicant(s) will live in a rented home in a strategic location and must be willing to participate in the local community with all the unique joys and challenges this brings.

 Language Expectations:

Language is an essential part of ministry. For those who do not know the language, they will receive one year of intensive language and cultural study in Java followed by language study in the context of ministry. The goal will be to speak, read, and write at a functional level in order to mentor, teach, and train others.

Health Considerations:

The provincial capital has both emergency and general hospital services that are below international standards but may be adequate depending on the circumstance. Well-stocked pharmacies are available. International quality care can be found in Malaysia or Singapore.

Expectations for Spouse:

Spousal roles vary based on the spouse’s gifts, training, and abilities, as well as the needs of the team. It is expected that both spouses will be meaningfully involved in meeting ministry objectives, depending on the nature of family roles, children’s needs, etc.

Children’s Educational Plan and Options:

Currently, the team’s homeschool co-op offers an English, U.S. college-preparatory education for grade-school children. Local and bilingual schools are available in the capital. Middle and high school-age children can be homeschooled or attend Dalat International School, a boarding school in Penang, Malaysia.


The successful applicant(s) will receive a full compensation package with the expectation that, once appointed, efforts will be made to raise a portion of support costs through the applicant’s network of friends and family, local church, or other resources. Information on support costs will be made available upon application. Training and/or coaching in fund-raising is available.

Important Clarification:

Applicants should be aware that serving in the international world often requires a higher degree of grace and flexibility. For example, overseas teams can be suddenly and unexpectedly impacted by illness, government decisions, financial realities, team changes, or other factors beyond the team’s control. The challenge for applicants is that these factors can sometimes necessitate the sudden redefining of a position, which may take place before, during, or after the application/interview process.


Please write Pat Altemose at [email protected]

Whole-Life Health:

CAMA Services is the relief and development specialization of Alliance Missions. As part of an evangelical denomination, we are committed to biblical holism, which we are committed to model and reflect through our work. Due to this commitment, part of the required qualifications includes optimal emotional, spiritual and physical health. These will be assessed during the application process.

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