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Where will we stay during a short-term trip?

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You will stay at a predetermined home, hotel, or base depending on availability in the area; always safe, clean and comfortable.

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What does an average short-term trip look like?

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The average STM is 7-10 days and includes a team of 4-10 people, unless the project requires more trip participants. It includes ministry to the locals and support for the ongoing work of the full-time missionary.

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What will we eat on a short-term trip?

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Typically, we eat the local fare. It’s tasty, healthy and provides more of a missions experience.

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Who supervises a short-term trip?

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A member of our STM Department or the missionary at the destination supervises the trip. If a team leader is appointed from a local church, that team leader works with the Go To Nations appointed leader.

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Who pays for a short-term trip?

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Funding for short-term trips comes from a variety of sources, from fundraising activities, private donors such as friends and family, church groups or the participant could pay for the trip themselves.

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What if someone needs medical attention on a short-term trip?

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There is medical care in every location where Go To Nations missionaries live. However, all trip participants are required to purchase overseas medical insurance. In the event that a major medical emergency arose, the insurance provides evacuation coverage to get the individual to the best hospital available in the time needed.

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What do you do on a short-term trip?

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Anything and everything the team is able to do, such as: Bible training, drama presentations, feeding and clothing the poor, working with victims of human trafficking, construction projects, development work, and intercessory prayer for the people and ministry, prayer for the sick, medical ministry, children’s ministry and so much more.

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Where do you go on a short-term trip?

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Many possibilities exist for short-term trips. Go To Nations has missionaries living in 25 nations. They provide ministry opportunities through Go To Nations’ Short-term Missions Department for short-term trips.

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Should there be a screening process on who can go on a short-term trip?

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It is always best to make sure each individual is ready to go on a short-term trip and a screening process is the best way to help with that. For ideas on how to best screen individuals for a short-term trip, contact Go To Nations’ Short-term Missions Department at trips@gotonations.org.

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Should mission funds be spent on sending our teens on short-term missions trips?

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Yes, all members of a church should go on a short-term trip. It opens your eyes to the world, the great need that is there and makes the a living reality in your heart – something that teenagers will carry with them for a lifetime. Also, teenagers are facing adulthood and often struggle to find … Learn More »