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Have you ever had one of those moments where you know you should share Christ with someone but you aren’t sure how? Maybe you were in line at the grocery store and the cashier told you their day wasn’t going well. Perhaps you were at a friend’s house for dinner and they shared a major struggle with you.
Imagine checking the news one morning to see this headline:
WORD OF GOD NOW AVAILABLE IN EVERY LANGUAGE
Let that sink in for a second. What would go through your mind as you read this statement?
…And what good news it would be! Think for a moment about what Jesus says in Matthew 24:14: “And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” Granted, He mentions more than a few other things that need to happen before that last day. And we’ve seen in recent natural disasters and wars what some have interpreted to be the “beginning of the birth pains” (Matthew 24:8).
We are bringing you some tips and pieces of advice that will help you when traveling to a foreign country so you can simply enjoy your trip! After all, there is no such thing as being over-prepared.
If you’re asking how to prepare for a mission trip then you’re well on your way to understanding that there’s more to ministering in a far-away place than just showing up with a willing heart.
You’ve accepted God’s call and you’re headed out on a mission trip – awesome! Your tickets are purchased, your group is assembled and you’ve received all the necessary shots. So, now what? We’re glad you asked.
Morgan Jackson, director of Faith Comes By Hearing, remembers the day some years ago when he visited a Konkomba village in Ghana. His organization partners with Bible translators to produce audio recordings of Scripture, and he asked the Konkomba leaders if they’d like to listen to God’s message in their language.
“If a translation of the Bible exists in a language, it is, or soon will be, as close as the nearest smartphone.”
They didn’t believe it was possible. “God doesn’t speak our language,” they said. “He only speaks English.”
Equipping church members and ministry teams with a free Proclaimer for mission trips, the Every Church Every Village program helps turn short-term personal investment into long-term spiritual impact.