5 Inspiring Bible Verses That Confirm God Is Calling You To Mission Work

5 Inspiring Bible Verses That Confirm God Is Calling You To Mission Work

Have you ever wondered whether God was actually calling you to mission work? And does He call every christian to be a missionary? If you look to the bible, I think the answer is a resounding yes! He may be calling you to serve in another country, or He may be calling you to serve in your own backyard, but the word of God does say that we are to go out into the world, wherever that is, and share the love of Jesus with everyone we meet. Here are 5 inspiring bible verses that confirm God is calling all of us to mission work:

Matthew 28:19-20

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.

Acts 13:47

For so the Lord has commanded us, saying, “‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.’”

Mark 16:15

He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.”

Isaiah 6:8

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

1 Chronicles 16:24

Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.

I hope this inspired you and confirmed that you are in fact called to serve in missions. If you’re sitting on the fence about serving, I encourage you to take the leap! You will never regret following God’s call. If you’re looking for places to serve, don’t forget to check out our list of upcoming trips. We hope to see you there!

mission work, bible verses, inspiring bible verses, calling, get involved, medical mission outreach, mission work, mission field, make a difference, mission, mission trip, missions trip
6 Ways Anyone Can Serve A Medical Missions Organization

6 Ways Anyone Can Serve A Medical Missions Organization

When people think of medical mission work, they usually think providing medical care is the only way they can help, but that is further from the truth! Here are 6 ways anyone can serve a medical missions organization:

1. Join a team and offer free medical services in one of our pop up clinics.

Although this isn’t the only way you can serve a medical missions team, providing medical services at a clinic is the heart of a medical missions trip! Medical missions teams are always looking for nurses, doctors, and other certified medical care providers to join their teams.

2. Provide education on preventative care and nutrition.

If you have a heart for education, then providing education on nutrition and preventative health to the villages being served is a great way to serve during a missions trip. This position sometimes requires that you be a medical professional but not always, so be sure to ask the organization you’re looking to work with.

3. Help us partner with trusted local organizations for future trips.

Are you a good communicator? If so, you may enjoy establishing relationships with local organizations while on a missions trip and work towards forming partnerships for future trips to that area. Many hands make light work, and partnering with local trusted organizations is a great way to gain extra hands, as well as establish an ongoing lasting relationship within the community you are serving.

4. Share the Gospel of Christ through your presence on short-term mission teams.

Do you love to share the gospel? Do you have a background in ministry? Are you a prayer warrior? These are all great ways you can help on the mission field! The heart behind many medical missions is to share the love of Jesus with everyone you meet. That can be through providing excellent medical care, but it can also be through prayer, sharing the gospel, or just being the hands and feet of Jesus to someone in need.

5. Support medical volunteers by collecting patient information prior to exams.

If you aren’t a certified medical care provider, you can still help with patients! Medical teams are always in need of people to collect patient information, help them fill out paperwork, and visit with patients while they’re waiting to be seen.

6. Donate and organize medical supplies for our teams to distribute during mission trips.

A medical missions trip requires many different medical supplies to make it happen. If you are someone that has connections to supplies, or would love to reach out to your community to ask for and collect supply donations, then consider contacting your favorite medical mission organization to see what they are in need of.

As you can see, there are many ways for you to serve your favorite medical missions organization! What is your favorite way to serve? Let us know in the comments. And if you are looking to join a medical missions team, please consider joining us on one of our trips. We’d love to have you!

How to prepare, get involved, medical mission outreach, mission work, mission field, make a difference, mission, mission trip, missions trip
9 Questions To Ask A Non-Profit Before Joining Them On A Medical Mission Outreach

9 Questions To Ask A Non-Profit Before Joining Them On A Medical Mission Outreach

There are many things to consider before joining a non-profit on a medical mission outreach.

Deciding to travel abroad on a medical mission can be the best experience of your life, but you definitely want to know what you’re getting into and what’s required before taking the leap! Here are some questions to ask a non-profit before you commit to joining them on a trip:

1. What’s the location?

It may seem obvious to ask about the location of the mission you want to go on, but the details can often be overlooked! You will want to know how many clinics will be held during the trip, if there will be additional travel involved in getting to the clinic sites, where those sites are, and how many days each clinic will last.

2. Are there missionaries already working there?

Being able to have contact with any missionaries that are already serving where you want to serve prior to traveling can be a great resource in preparing for your trip. It is also a good idea to establish a relationship with them before you arrive. If there are missionaries already there, be sure to ask for their names and contact information. 

3. What will the weather be like?

Knowing what the weather will be like when you will be traveling to an area can make or break your trip. You definitely want to be prepared with proper clothing in the event you show up during rainy season!

4. What type of travel is involved?

While you can count on a long flight to an overseas medical outreach, you will want to know what type of travel will be involved once you arrive. Make sure to ask how far you will have to travel from the airport, what method you will be traveling, as well as the road conditions if applicable.

5. What will the accommodations be like?

Knowing where you will be staying and what amenities are available are all important things to know. You’ll want to know whether you will have your own room or share, if a bed will be provided, whether there will be electricity and running water, and how far you will be from the outreach site. Additionally, be sure to ask if accommodations will cost extra, as sometimes they aren’t included in the cost of your trip.

6.  What language will primarily be spoken?

 Knowing what language will primarily be spoken where you are serving can help you prepare for your trip. You will also want to know if translators will be provided and whether there will be an additional cost for them.

7.  Are visas required?

Many medical mission outreaches require a visa, and there is often an additional cost for this. Make sure to find out how to obtain this in time for your trip, as well as any costs involved.

8. Are meals provided?  

Having to pay for meals can drive the cost of your trip up significantly depending on where you are serving. Be sure to ask before hand whether all meals will be provided in the initial cost of your trip. If not, find out what the average cost of meals are, as well as the availability and average cost for bottled water.

9. Is this a safe area to serve?

Some areas of the world will definitely be more safe than others. Be sure to find out how safe the area you will be serving in will be. If it is a riskier area, find out what measures will be in place to ensure safety (i.e. a security team and/or crowd control).

While this list definitely doesn’t cover all of the questions you could ask before committing to a medical mission outreach, we think it is a good start. What else would you add to this list? Let us know in the comments! And if you want to learn more about our organization and our upcoming trips, be sure to check out our volunteer page.

How to prepare, medical mission outreach, mission work, mission field, make a difference, mission, mission trip, missions trip
How We Mission: 2020 Benin  Trip Faqs

How We Mission: 2020 Benin Trip Faqs

Are you curious about joining us for our Benin trip in 2020 and want more information?

If so, you are in the perfect place! In this third part of our How We Mission series, we are going to share everything you ever wanted to know about our upcoming 2020 trip to Benin. (You can read about the first and second trips in our series here and here.)

Our trip to Benin will be 11/7/20-11/16/20. Benin is located in West Africa and is the birthplace of voodoo. We will fly into Cotonou, travel north, and will serve in 2 small villages that are very interested in being involved in a 3-5 year coaching process to transform themselves and break the cycle of poverty. Together with our partner, Global Hope Network International, we will host a free medical clinic and provide health education, all while sharing the love of Jesus! Here are a list of facts about this trip, we hope it will help you decide whether to join us! Of course, if you have any more questions don’t hesitate to contact us via email.

How much does it cost to join this trip? Do I have to pay the entire amount to secure my spot?

The cost for our Benin trip is $2700. Half of the balance is due 8/14/20, and the rest is due by 10/17/20. Additionally, there is a $100 application fee.

What does the cost of this trip cover?

The cost of each of our trips include meals, travel, and accommodations. If a tourism day is built into the trip, travel is included. Volunteers are responsible for the cost of souvenirs or other optional activities they wish to pursue.

How old do I have to be to participate in this trip?

For liability purposes, you must be 18 years or older to participate in a trip with us.

What are my responsibilities while attending this trip?

All we ask is that you are willing to serve as a unified team member and are willing to be flexible. We assign roles and and discuss more specific trip responsibilities during our first team meeting which will be held via zoom video conference. Additionally, we ask each participant to attend all team meetings, be on time during the trip and attend all trip activities.

What type of documentation do I need to provide to attend this trip?

All participants need to provide a passport with 2 blank pages and at least 6 months expiration date past return date of trip (5/16/21), a clear color copy of your passport, 2 additional passport photos, and a visa (this will be discussed during our first team meeting).

Furthermore, doctors and dentists must provide a clear copy of their medical degree, certificate or evidence of completing internship, CV, reference letter from employer, and a copy of current medical license. Nurses must provide a clear copy of their nursing degree, nursing license, a resume, a reference letter from their employer, and an official transcript.

Are there any vaccines or other medical requirements to participate?

All volunteers are required to get a yellow fever vaccine before they can obtain their visa. We also recommend you consider obtaining Hepatitis A and oral typhoid vaccines, as well as prescription medication to prevent malaria.

Are there any other requirements that I should know about this trip?

Yes. We do require a background check, and that you sign a waiver.

I need help raising funds for this trip. Can you help me?

Yes! Check out this blog post for some tips on raising funds, and don’t forget to download our free fundraising template!

Where can I learn more about your organization?

You can learn about us and our heart for mission work by watching this video:

You can also learn more about us on our about page and our f.a.q. page.

Where can I find your application for this trip?

You can find the application for our Burundi trip on this page.

I can’t attend this trip, but would like to support it financially. How do I do that?

You can donate directly towards this trip by clicking here!

We hope this gives you more information about our trip to Benin, and we hope you will join us next November! Click here to submit your application.

Benin, how we mission, mission work, mission field, make a difference, mission, mission trip, missions trip
Are you thinking about joining us on our trip to Benin next year but want to learn more before you take the leap? Learn everything you ever wanted to know about our upcoming 2020 mission trip here: https://missionpartnersforchrist.org/how-we-mission-2020-benin-trip-faqs/
How We Mission: 2020 Burundi Trip Faqs

How We Mission: 2020 Burundi Trip Faqs

Are you curious about joining us for our Burundi trip in 2020 and want more information?

If so, you are in the perfect place! In this second part of our How We Mission series, we are going to share everything you ever wanted to know about our upcoming 2020 trip to Burundi. (To read about the first trip in our series, click here.)

Our trip to Burundi, one of the smallest countries in Africa, will be 7/11-7/20. The majority of the population lives in rural areas which has lead to deforestation (overpopulation), soil erosion and habitat loss.  Burundians experience a great deal of poverty, corruption, poor access to healthcare, education and hunger. In fact, the World Happiness Report of 2018 ranked Burundi as the world’s least happy nation. Join us on this medical mission trip as we bring joy and the love of Jesus to the people of Burundi.  Here are a list of facts about the trip, we hope it will help you decide whether to join us! Of course, if you have any more questions don’t hesitate to contact us via email.

How much does it cost to join this trip? Do I have to pay the entire amount to secure my spot?

The cost for our Burundi trip is $2700. A $300 deposit is required within 2 weeks of registering for the trip to secure your spot and will go towards the total balance. Half of the balance is due 4/17/20, and the rest is due by 6/20/20. Additionally, there is a $100 application fee.

What does the cost of this trip cover?

The cost of each of our trips include meals, travel, and accommodations. If a tourism day is built into the trip, travel is included. Volunteers are responsible for the cost of souvenirs or other optional activities they wish to pursue.

How old do I have to be to participate in this trip?

For liability purposes, you must be 18 years or older to participate in a trip with us.

What are my responsibilities while attending this trip?

All we ask is that you are willing to serve as a unified team member and are willing to be flexible. We assign roles and and discuss more specific trip responsibilities during our first team meeting which will be held via zoom video conference. Additionally, we ask each participant to attend all team meetings, be on time during the trip and attend all trip activities.

What type of documentation do I need to provide to attend this trip?

All participants need to provide a passport with 2 blank pages and at least 6 months expiration date past return date of trip (1/20/21), a clear color copy of your passport, 2 additional passport photos, and a visa (this will be discussed during our first team meeting).

Furthermore, doctors and dentists must provide a clear copy of their medical degree, certificate or evidence of completing internship, CV, reference letter from employer, and a copy of current medical license. Nurses must provide a clear copy of their nursing degree, nursing license, a resume, a reference letter from their employer, and an official transcript.

Are there any vaccines or other medical requirements to participate?

All volunteers are required to get a yellow fever vaccine before they can obtain their visa. We also recommend you consider obtaining Hepatitis A and oral typhoid vaccines, as well as prescription medication to prevent malaria.

Are there any other requirements that I should know about this trip?

Yes. We do require a background check, and that you sign a waiver.

I need help raising funds for this trip. Can you help me?

Yes! Check out this blog post for some tips on raising funds, and don’t forget to download our free fundraising template!

Where can I learn more about your organization?

You can learn about us and our heart for mission work by watching this video:

You can also learn more about us on our about page and our f.a.q. page.

Where can I find your application for this trip?

You can find the application for our Burundi trip on this page.

I can’t attend this trip, but would like to support it financially. How do I do that?

You can donate directly towards this trip by clicking here!

We hope this gives you more information about our trip to Burundi, and we hope you will join us next July! Click here to submit your application.

Burundi, how we mission, mission work, mission field, make a difference, mission, mission trip, missions trip