A Spiritual Preparation for Short-Term Missions
Get Set is a 31-day devotional that will help equip and prepare short-term missions teams for their upcoming trip.
Going on a short-term mission trip can be thrilling, stretching, and scary. To help you and your church mission team be prepared spiritually, Melissa Heiland of Beautiful Feet International and International Mission Board have partnered to create a 31-day devotional for short-term missions partners. You will be able to relate to personal stories of others who have traveled overseas with teams to share the gospel with a lost world.
Each devotion begins with a suggested Scripture passage to review, a devotional story, and a prayer. Melissa brings her own personal experience as a former missionary and current short-term mission team leader within each daily reflection. A helpful timeline of things your team needs to do before departure is included in the index. This booklet is the perfect tool for your short-term team to read the month preceding your mission trip!
Sample quote from Get Set: “Let us never forget that we serve a God of miracles. As you prepare to go on your missions journey, go expectantly. Expect God to display his power among the peoples. Look for God in your life, in the lives of your team members, and in the lives of the people you are going to serve. Does raising support seem impossible? Is getting a visa difficult? Do the hearts of the people seem hard? Are you facing health problems? Look to God who parted the Red Sea!”
About the Author
Melissa Heiland—wife, mother of six, and grandmother of five—has served as a full-time missionary with the International Mission Board and has led volunteer mission teams for twenty years. She is the author of A Mother’s Comfort, A Mother’s Journey, and You are Wonderful, and the founder and president of Beautiful Feet International. She has founded over forty pregnancy centers in fifteen nations, and is an international speaker on topics related to missions, evangelism, and women’s ministries. She was awarded the EvanTell Matthew 4:19 Award for her worldwide evangelism training. Her passion is telling others of the love of Christ in the United States and around the world.
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