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Connect Global Missions Trip Tips: Stay Hydrated

Connect Global Missions Trip Tips: Stay Hydrated

Connect Global Missions

Trip Tips

Stay Hydrated

Water is required and you need to drink plenty. Plan to consume 2-3 liters a day.  Generally refrain from drinking directly from faucets, or puddles on the ground.  If you are planning on being away from a clean water source for any amount of time, it's always best to refill your personal bottle with purified, clean water.



How you travel makes a difference

How you travel makes a difference

We’ve compiled a list of Mission Trip Tips that will ensure starting off on a great foot for any upcoming adventure. This list is what we have decided over the years will make a foundation for a great trip, but please use your discretion as you read the list and make the best choice.

Mission Trip or Vacation?

Mission Trip or Vacation?

The difference between a mission trip and a vacation

“A mission trip is just a vacation that someone else pays for.” Lots of mission trip critics say this, and they’re right. Sometimes. At first glance mission trips and vacations do look pretty similar. They both involve taking time off from school or work, traveling to a new place, and taking lots of pictures.

However, if you’re really going on a mission trip, there will always be one huge difference. The difference is your purpose.

However, if you're really going on a mission trip, there will always be one huge difference. 

The difference is your purpose.

Self-centered vs. Selfless

The purpose of a vacation is to maximize your own personal enjoyment, relaxation, and pleasure. It's a trip that's all about you. It's self-centered.

On the other hand, the purpose of a mission trip is to maximize the name of Jesus by serving others. It's a trip that's all about others. It's selfless.

When a mission trip turns into a vacation

Can a mission trip turn into a vacation? Yes, if you're not being intentional.

What are your motives and reasons for going? To snap some cool pictures, get to know a cute guy or girl, or travel to an exotic place? If this is where your motives start and end, you're not honestly on a mission trip; you're more on a vacation because you're only focusing on yourself (self-centered).

What's your motivation?

Since we're all naturally self-centered, we need to be intentional about having selfless motives. It's not bad or wrong to take pictures, have fun with your teammates, or enjoy traveling. However, you don't want one of those to be your primary motivations during your trip. Motives turn into actions. So, if taking pictures is your primary motive, it'll be your primary action all throughout your mission trip.


On the other hand, if you're intentional about having motives like serving others, digging wells, or sharing God's love with children, then these will be the motives that turn into actions on your mission trip.

Think about it

Which way is your trip leaning? The mission trip side or the vacation side? The selfless side or the self-centered side?

No trip is perfect, and we all struggle with self-centered motives. However, if we're striving to be better reflections of Jesus, we need to be moving in a selfless direction. Jesus was rarely focused on getting great selfies during His trips.

Global Pathway in Honduras

Global Pathway in Honduras

What is Global Pathway?

 
God loves to bless the work of the local church when that work includes reaching out to the nations of the earth.
— Dr. Jerry Williamson, President of Go To Nations

 

GLOBAL PATHWAY IS SET OF CHURCH EMPOWERMENT TOOLS THAT WILL LAUNCH THE LOCAL BODY INTO GREATER EFFECTIVENESS IN REACHING GOD'S GLOBAL HARVEST.

We understand the struggles of leading the local church. Pastors and church leaders carry a dream deep within their hearts to see God's call fulfilled in their own lives and in their churches.  Endless hours of work and sacrifice are often given, year after year, in order to see the church progress in true spiritual growth and purpose.  But many times, one area of the church's growth seems to fall short because the pastor does not know exactly how to approach it--namely, the church's global outreach or missions program. Global Pathway is designed to help pastors eliminate the uncertainty of missions and help their churches launch strong missions programs or help create new potential for existing ones.  

Three Core Principles form the foundation for this transformational training:

1. Every Christian is called by God to take personal ownership of the Great Commission.

2. The local church is God's primary instrument to reach the world for Christ, and must be mobilized for this purpose.

3. The local church is the seed bed for all missionaries, and the sending force behind all missionaries.  


Connect Global Missions Conference in La Ceiba, Honduras july 25-27, 2019


Mitch & Michelle Arbeláez video en Español

Why do birds choose to stay in the same place

Why do birds choose to stay in the same place

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I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth, then if ask myself the same question.
— Harun Yahya
 

 Sometimes we forget that we were created to fly.

We forget we are created to seek. We forget that we are created for a lot of things that we never get around to doing. 

Why is that?

It could be our comfort, our Fear, or even Lack of faith. Whatever the reason, we allow it to ground an incredible creature designed for so much more. 

Don't let your ability to fly be exchanged for something else.  

Stretch your wings and fly. 

 


Connect Global Missions Trip Tips: 5 Packing Hacks for Toiletries

Connect Global Missions Trip Tips: 5 Packing Hacks for Toiletries

Connect Global Missions

Trip Tips

Packing Hacks for Toiletries - from our friends at Volunteer Card

Traveling abroad is fun and packing should be efficient and effective. Packing too much or packing too little can adversely affect your overall trip success. From time to time we come across helpful tips from our experience or the experience of others that we think you will find helpful.

Let us know what other packing hacks you have come up with in the comments below.


Honduras: Culture

Honduras: Culture

HONDURAS CULTURE

The people of Honduras are very welcoming and hospitable.  Their culture is very open, and it's not uncommon to be invited (especially if you're on a mission trip there) into their home to relax and visit.  The people of Honduras appreciate when Americans come to the country.    

Firsthand Experience Quote: 

"Since the vast majority of Americans who go to Honduras are going to help improve the Hondurans' quality of life, the people are open and receptive to just about anyone coming from the U.S. This gives Americans a golden opportunity for evangelism and opportunities for discipleship."

Read More at Prepare My Mission 

2018 Mission Trip Announcement from Connect Global

2018 Mission Trip Announcement from Connect Global

We are very excited about the next round of Connect Global Mission Trips for 2018. 

At Connect Global we love taking both new and repeat team members on trips to Honduras and other locations.

Something special always takes place when a group of people from different places, and backgrounds all rally around the unified goal of serving others. 

A Mission Trip is not easy, but we do have fun.

Through sweat, tears, and laughter we take a small group of people and make a huge difference in the lives of those needing a hand up! 

We hope you will go with us in 2018 and jump into missions with both feet! 

The Connect Global Mission Trips are listed here, and you can get more information by clicking the boxes below! 


World Race Team is Doing a Great Job in La Ceiba

World Race Team is Doing a Great Job in La Ceiba

The World Race Team has been such a huge blessing to our efforts in La Ceiba Honduras now for the second year in a row. There are still a few weeks left, but they have already made an indelible impact in the lives in Honduras. Below is a comment from Travis Moffitt and a few more pictures from the team. 


 

We are so honored to serve alongside these great missionaries from the #WorldRace here at the Comedor de Jesucristo in La Ceiba, 

They have each given so much of themselves.

-Travis & Gina Moffitt