Monday, June 02, 2008

More Expert Mission Trip Advice

Recently posted mission trip advice from some experts:

From Dennis:
DO use your students’ talents and gifts (and tailor the trip to their giftedness).
DO bring adults who have a heart for missions AND students.
DO pick who you work with carefully. The missionary or national organization you work with can make or break your trip.
DO realize you aren’t going to save the world in a week. Sometimes you help the long-term effort without seeing immediate results.
DO be sensitive to the host culture and train your students to do the same. There will be differences, but that doesn’t mean they are wrong (although many times we think they are).
And from The M Blog:
1) We desire an on-going relationship.
2) We want you to become advocates for us there in the States.
3) Come prepared.
4) Be ready for the schedule to be changed.
5) Eat what is set before you.
6) Don't make promises you can't keep.
7) Consult with the missionary team about any money matters.
Related: Even more expert mission trip advice.

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