How to prepare? What hazards to avoid? What opportunities to take advantage of? The authors are InterVarsity Christian Fellowship veteran leaders of a dozen two-month mission trips to different parts of the world. Their book is full of field-tested advice, hilarious stories, and hard-won lessons.
This book addresses:
-- establishing partnerships with sending churches
-- learning from our hosts in the countries we visit
-- becoming culturally sensitive
-- overcoming the shortcomings of short-term missions
-- growing a servant spirit
-- learning to trust God, our hosts and ourselves
-- facing injustice with realism and compassion
-- speaking about Jesus in a way that makes sense in a new culture
-- dealing with reentry culture shock when we get back home
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