As you are deciding how and where God specifically wants you to serve. Here are a few steps you can take to best prepare you for your upcoming trip.
GET YOUR PASSPORT
First things first: get your passport. It's never too early to get your passport. It generally takes 6 weeks to get your passport book. You can begin the application process by going to the U.S. State Department's website.
FORM A SUPPORT TEAM
Know that as you are doing the Lord's work, the enemy will try to interfere. A Support Team is a group of believers who will be your prayer warriors as you are serving. These people will know what your itinerary will be each day so they can pray specifically for the work you will be doing and the people you will be coming in contact with throughout your trip. Prayer support is essential for you as you follow the Lord's calling.
RAISE FINANCIAL SUPPORT
You can enlist your Support Team by sending support letters. Remember, you are not solely requesting financial support. You also need them to pray for you so that a prayer system will be taking place on your behalf. If you have questions about writing a support letter, you can contact Emily.
A $250 deposit must be paid before a flight can be reserved for a person going on any trip. The remaining cost of the trip can be coordinated with the Global Kingdom office for payments. The full cost of the trip is not due before leaving for a trip; however, it does have to be paid in full before going on another trip.
PACKING AND FLYING
Each trip will look a little different, depending on destination, as to what is essential to pack. Your trip leader will be able to give you that specific information; however, it is important to know and understand the Transportation Security Administration's regulations for luggage, packing, etc. The regulations can affect everything from toothpaste to shaving cream. Please be sure to review this information prior to departure.
Reducing the Risk
Our goal is to ensure, to the best of our ability, the safety and security of our church members and those we minister to outside our church, beginning with our youngest and most vulnerable ones.
Reducing the Risk (RTR) is a mandatory qualification for any person who works with children or students at HHBC, or participates on an HHBC mission trip. Every person is required to undergo a background check, interview, and reference check, as well as complete a Reducing the Risk training session. Click here for details about RTR Training and upcoming training sessions.