I'm going to share travel tips with you that will help all of us that are older and still want to go on short-term mission trips. I really enjoy Rick Steves' books and articles. I read his article, Savvy Senior Travelers, here are 8 of his tips as they apply to us going on mission trips. When to go. If you're retired, or even if you're not, try to travel during the shoulder season. The shoulder season is either April - mid June or September and October. This will help you avoid crowds and ... Read More about 8 Savvy Travel tips for seniors
A short-term mission trip is a group of Christians traveling to another location for the purpose of proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. Many trips will participate in humanitarian aid also. For the purpose of this blog, I will be referring to trips that are 1-2 weeks in length and for people that are 55 and older. Short term missions can be for 1 to 2 years and for any age. They can also be close to home or in any foreign country. The participants can choose to go on a trip with a ... Read More about What is a short-term mission trip?
The two primary sources of mission trips are either national missionary organizations or local churches. A few people venture out on their own but that's not recommended. Whichever way you choose, your first goal will be to go as a helper to serve others and the Lord. There are quite a few national organizations. You can do an internet search for short-term mission trips and you will find quite a few. There is a great website with many resources. They have approximately 1700 trips listed ... Read More about How do I know if I’m ready?