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Why go on a short-term missions trip?

I was asked today about taking a mission trip to Southeast Asia. Why would anyone want to go overseas for weeks at a stretch when there’s plenty to do here—including earning some money?   Widen your world:  No matter how many posts we read, we’re often drawn to what we already know, what we think. […]

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Four ways to share about your overseas mission trip experience

You made it! Now that you’re back from your overseas mission trip, how do you share all that you did with Americans back home? Here are four ideas: (1) Be prepared:  “How was your trip?” Family and friends will ask this as soon as you get back. Some people want all the details, but many will be content with […]

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How to prepare yourself for a missions trip

Yes! You’ve signed up for a missions trip! Now what? God’s called you to step out in faith, surrendering your time, efforts, and talents to see the gospel advance into the nations though a short-term missions trip. And you’ve obeyed! Suddenly, your to-do list is full of team meetings, fundraising, passport photos, packing, vaccinations and […]

How to talk to your parents about going on a short-term missions trip

“I want to go on a short-term missions trip to Zambia.” What would rush through your parents’ minds if you said that? Where’s Zambia? Africa, right? Was that a country with Ebola? Or with terrorist activity? Who’s supposed to be leading my precious child on this trip? Who do I talk to for background on […]

Why go on a short-term missions trip?

I was asked today about taking a mission trip to Southeast Asia. Why would anyone want to go overseas for weeks at a stretch when there’s plenty to do here—including earning some money?   Widen your world:  No matter how many posts we read, we’re often drawn to what we already know, what we think. […]

Three ways to help process your overseas mission trip

Through fundraising, plane rides, unique foods, foreign culture, and more, you’ve just experienced something big. Your overseas mission trip might have been brutal, excellent, or maybe both. How do you process all this? Here are three things to consider: Time to process You will likely need some time to process what happened on your trip. […]

Four ways to share about your overseas mission trip experience

You made it! Now that you’re back from your overseas mission trip, how do you share all that you did with Americans back home? Here are four ideas: (1) Be prepared:  “How was your trip?” Family and friends will ask this as soon as you get back. Some people want all the details, but many will be content with […]

What you need to know about hot- versus cold-climate cultures

A group of Nepali men approached speaker Sarah Lanier with tears in their eyes. Why, they wanted to know, did no one tell them earlier how directly they had to speak with European colleagues who were visiting Nepal as guests? “[W]hen they asked us to take them on treks into the Himalayas, we would, of […]