Ryan Forte, has worked with Cherith since 2014 as a counselor for nearly every age group. He has been on staff with Shamineau International hosting English camps in Austria, Poland, Canada, and Japan since 2015. While in the states, he works with country on boarding, and seasonal staff training.
Shamineau International has been running English Camps globally for about 30 years. They aim to come alongside in country missionaries by bringing English camps to give students a chance to practice the verbal skills they learn during the school year with native speakers. While hosting camps, their teams give opportunities for campers to hear the Gospel. When the international English camps began, their director was able to help train local churches in restricted access countries to host camps with their own resources and teams. Since then, many of the camps have expanded and continued operations without the direct aid of our international teams.
During this season of Covid-19, they have turned our focus to increasing our training materials to give our seasonal partners a better chance to develop skills and understanding before leaving the country. With the possibilities of technology, Ryan and another team member have been developing online class rooms to help our out of state seasonal staff save on travel expenses pre camp. It’s been a joy for him to work along side so many talented and passionate people these past years, and meet such wonderful youth as they start or continue on their journey with Christ.