While it is helpful to know the language of the country where you will be serving it is not required. The mission organization with the help of fluent StoneWater Church participants to provide interpreters as needed. Also, keep in mind that English has become an international language, so most locals understand at least a little. Utilization of cell phone applications (Apps), such as Google Translate, are a great way to communicate. Also, there are many Apps that can teach the basics of the language…that is, common phrases.