One of the incredible draws to mission travel is the lifelong friendships that are created and strengthened through faith. Youth on their first mission are sometimes initially reluctant to carry out their work with confidence and make friends. Yet the deep tradition of Christian missionaries is the ability to build new communities strengthened under God’s eye.
Monthly Archives: January 2016
Do you feel you or your children have been called to become international world changers? The benefits of helping others are obvious: aid is more efficiently distributed, the Gospel is shared, and friends are made. Mission trips have the capacity to change not only the people being helped, but the ones who are helping. Here is how.
Packing for missions can be tricky. The trip will be an extended stay, yet you want to pack as light as possible. There is a lot to take into account, such as where you are traveling, the economy of the destination, the weather, and more. Here are a few helpful tips to keep in mind regardless of where you travel.
Many of you may know that the U.S. Department of State issued a Worldwide Travel Alert on November 23, 2015 involving the usual, reprehensible suspects: ISIL/ISIS, al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram.
Guidelines for U.S. citizens includes, verbatim:
• Follow the instructions of local authorities. Monitor media and local information sources and factor updated information into personal travel plans and activities.
• Be prepared for additional security screening and unexpected disruptions.
• Stay in touch with your family members and ensure they know how to reach you in the event of an emergency.
• Register in our Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).
And if you have worked with us to arrange your travel, you are aware of our commitment to tracking and travel monitoring our clients and Duty of Care.