Do I need to speak another language?
English is the team language. A French speaker with little or no English may be considered depending on the circumstances at the time.
Some knowledge of French is an advantage, but not a requirement.
You will be given the opportunity to learn some local Arabic starting before arrival.
Is Chad safe?
This is a trick question! Is anywhere totally safe? No. Have any of our short termers come to any harm? No. We make keeping our workers safe a priority.
In the past, Chad has known times of great instability and civil war. At present things are remarkably stable. Bad things can happen, but Chad compares favourably with many, many other places. Tomorrow is unknown and always will be. "Will I be safe in Chad?" is the wrong question. Can I trust God to take care of me in Chad is the right question. We are ready to answer specific up-to-date questions about security matters - feel free to contact us.
WEC is working in Chad in association with the Evangelical Church of Chad ("EET"). Our presence is known and even encouraged by the authorities. We enjoy the privilege of being known as missionaries. The location of our workers is public knowledge. Our involvement in the Learning Centre, Bible translation, preaching the gospel, churches, nomad camps and so on is all public knowledge.
How do I make further enquiries?
Use our contact form.
How do I apply?
The standard route is through a WEC office in your home country.
What if there is no WEC office in my country?
Write to us direct through the contact form and we will see what we can do.
Are there options for less than 6 months?
We do not usually encourage anyone to come for less than 6 months, but there are exceptions:
Visitors with special skills
For example, we have benefited from the visits of dentist able to run temporary clinics for needy people. It always requires some arrangements to be made but in principle brief trips of workers with special skills - medical or technical - are possible by arrangement.
Training college placements
We are sometimes able to accept college placements - minimum time 6 weeks.
If someone has a very specific interest in Chad and wants to visit to confirm God's leading for their lives, we may be able arrange a visit. Minimum time in country 2 weeks.