Missions Blog Posts

Returning from the Mission Field

Returning from the Mission Field

Posted by Eric Rosenberg on March 9, 2016 in Life Transitions

Going on a mission trip to a foreign country can be an amazing and rewarding experience. In addition to religious work, missions are a great way to help those in need around the world by offering community building, medical, and other support. Returning home from a lengthy trip in a less-developed region can be a big shock. Follow these steps to make your transition home smooth and comfortable.... Read More ...

Your Interactive Guide to Missionary Travel

Your Interactive Guide to Missionary Travel

Posted by Jarred Juett on May 5, 2015 in Travel

Missionary travel can be a tedious and scary challenge to accept. You have made a choice to embark on an adventure that is taking you to a foreign country. There will be trials along the way—from what to pack, to your personal documents, to how to capture your memories, to taking care of your health. Missionary travel can be somewhat unpredictable, but you can still be prepared.... Read More ...

Five Tips for Your Missionary Travel Experience

Five Tips for Your Missionary Travel Experience

Posted by Shelby Walton on April 22, 2015 in Travel

Going on a mission trip is a huge decision and an even greater commitment. While some mission trips are short term, many can last anywhere from 1-2 years. Expectedly, leaving your home country for this extended period of time requires lots of careful preparation.... Read More ...

Top 5 Alternative Destinations for College Mission Trips

Top 5 Alternative Destinations for College Mission Trips

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on July 30, 2014 in Travel

Traveling is becoming a growing trend among today’s student population. Most students tend to travel to Western Europe or Australia in order to study abroad in countries that are culturally similar to their homes, but college mission trips offer an exciting alternative to the traditional college student trip. College mission trips take place all over the world similar to study abroad programs. While many missionaries flock to a few typical destinations to work (Haiti and Mexico top many lists for good mission fields), you are only limited by your imagination when it comes to choosing a place to volunteer abroad. If you’re looking for a unique place to lend a hand, consider our top 5 alternative destinations:... Read More ...

Japan Earthquake: 20% Discount for Relief Workers

Japan Earthquake: 20% Discount for Relief Workers

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Insurance

The catastrophic earthquake and tsunami that recently struck Japan have deeply impacted the staff of HCC Medical Insurance Services (HCCMIS). As individuals from around the world flock to the impacted areas to provide assistance, HCCMIS would like to do its part to support their courageous mission. In a partnership with InsureMyTrip.com, we are offering a 20% discount on our Atlas International insurance product for travelers going to Japan for relief efforts or family reasons.... Read More ...

Finding the Right Medical Mission Trips for You

Finding the Right Medical Mission Trips for You

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

When it comes to medical missions trips, there is literally a world of opportunity out there. Surprisingly enough, you don’t necessarily need to be a doctor to travel the world and serve. Whether you’re an accomplished physician, a student in nursing school, or someone with zero medical training, there are plenty of organizations (religious and otherwise)... Read More ...

Mission Trip: Preparing for your Church Group Mission Trip

Mission Trip: Preparing for your Church Group Mission Trip

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

Whether you are embarking on your first mission trip or fourth, your trip may only be as successful as the amount of preparatory work you put into planning and organizing. We recently spoke with a former youth pastor and veteran of many international mission trips. He shared these tips on preparing for a group mission trip:... Read More ...

Preparing for Mission Trips to Africa

Preparing for Mission Trips to Africa

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

You’ve just made a huge decision: You’re interested in pursuing potential mission trips to Africa. You know you want to serve, you know you want to experience what Africa has to offer, but where do you begin? There are plenty of ways to go on mission trips to Africa, but you need to stop and think about what you want out of a trip. Use this handy guide to help you get ready for mission work in Africa.... Read More ...

Packing for Missionary Travel

Packing for Missionary Travel

Posted by Shelby Walton on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Packing for missionary travel is slightly different than packing for a normal vacation. For instance, you might need to pack work clothes and supplies. Depending on where you are traveling to, packing for missionary travel may mean packing clothes that are versatile and made for all types of weather conditions. Check out this list of ... Read More ...

Mission Trips Abroad for Young Adults

Mission Trips Abroad for Young Adults

Posted by Shelby Walton on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Mission trips are a great way for young adults to have unique experiences in foreign countries while working toward something that matters. Many teenagers go on these trips and have life-changing adventures. So you want to go on a mission trip? But where to start? There’s a few things to consider when thinking about a mission trip.... Read More ...

Types of Missionary Trips

Types of Missionary Trips

Posted by Shelby Walton on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Missionary trips can take you almost anywhere in the world. Before you decide where you want to go for your big service experience, you should consider the kind of work you want to do. Different locations offer different types of experiences. Take a look at these types of missionary trips and find one that is ... Read More ...

Where to Go for Medical Mission Trips

Where to Go for Medical Mission Trips

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Planning medical mission trips is no small task, and first you’ll have to decide on your destination. There are many options, and narrowing them down can be difficult. Think about which parts of the world you’d like to visit, and the kinds of stressors you can handle. Long work days, unfamiliar living conditions, language barriers,... Read More ...

Mission Trips to Africa: Where to Go and What to Do There

Mission Trips to Africa: Where to Go and What to Do There

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 26, 2014 in Travel

One of the most common places for mission trips is Africa. For most of the developed world, mission trips to Africa offer a unique opportunity to experience a foreign culture, encounter strange wildlife, and help communities in great need.... Read More ...

Short Term Mission Trips Around the World

Short Term Mission Trips Around the World

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 26, 2014 in Travel

You cannot be away from work, school, or family very long, but you still want to go on a mission trip. That is no problem because many mission trip organizations offer short term mission trips for people just like you!... Read More ...