Guam is the main hub in the Guam Micronesia Mission. Home to the headquarters of GMM as well as JOY FM radio, Guam hosts a PK-12th grade academy, 8 different churches across the island, and a medical and dental clinic that provides a wide range of services. The island also boasts the Simply Food and Adventist Book Center, providing the island’s largest all-vegetarian restaurant and grocery store. With a size of only 212 mi2, the ocean is a short trip away with plenty of opportunities for swimming, snorkeling, diving, parasailing, and exploration of wrecks and sea wildlife. While most student missionaries come to teach, there are occasional opportunities for engineering majors to help at JOY FM Radio Station.
|Average fundraising goal||$3,700|
|Living Allowance||$700 per month|
|Requirements||1 year of college experience, be able to speak English fluently|
|Language||The local island language is Chamorro. However, everyone knows English and it is the common language for teaching and conducting business. You will be teaching in English.|
|Timeline||This call starts at the beginning of January, after Christmas break. Teaching will take place until around the end of May when the schools recess for the summer.|
|Positions||Teacher or radio station volunteer|
Missionaries are responsible for their own food. There are plenty of options for food on the island. Typically the American style of food will be more expensive and the Asian style will be a bit cheaper. There are many different restaurants on the island of Guam, with the most popular among SMs being the Taco Bell and Panda Express within walking distance from the Mission Housing.
Missionaries are provided with shared apartments with other missionaries. The apartments are already furnished and have 2 bedrooms which are shared. There is also a shared kitchen, living room, and bathroom. There can be up to 4 people per apartment, or 2 per bedroom.
In order to access many of the island’s features, the mission provides a vehicle shared amongst missionaries. The mission will cover the general operational expenses, but the missionaries are responsible for the fuel.