I have been a trip volunteer, a trip leader, a receiving volunteer, and the receiving missionary. I've participated in every aspect of short-term missions. This post from Guy Muse (SBC Missionary in Ecuador) is a must read for every pastor and volunteer.
The key affirmation in this article, for me, is that many... most come unprepared for evangelism. Pastors, get your short-term missions teams experienced in evangelism before the trip, please.
Read this great article...
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