Open Teams 2017

Ever stepped outside of your comfort zone and really listened to God’s call on your life? Maybe this year God is calling you to help transform the lives of those living in extreme poverty in Mexico, Kenya, or Cuba. Warning: with God’s guiding hand you may just undergo a transformation of your own. Anyone with a desire to bring the love of Christ to the forgotten corners of the world is invited to join one of our open teams. Strike out on your own or grab a spouse or friend to go with you. Transformation is waiting. Here is a list of our 2017 open teams…

 

Friendship in Nicaragua

A year ago, I started sponsoring a kid who I hardly knew. Now I have a deep friendship with a 15 year old Nicaraguan girl.

 

Preparing to Go

Here you’ll find important documents, packing lists, and tips for fundraising.

 

Go on a Team to Baltimore

We’re partnering with a local pastor (Brian Zimmerman) and his wife to help fulfill their vision of reaching more lives for Christ. Our first teams will be working at the Transformation Center – a program that ministers to those affected by drug abuse, gang violence, sex trafficking, and other problems that plague the city.

 

Fundraising Tips for Your Mission Trip

Fundraising Tips Forward Edge International has sent over 1,400 mission teams over the past three decades. During that time, we’ve gathered a few tips common among those who’ve successfully raised funds for their trip. Fundraising not only helps support your trip financially, it also provides a way for your friends & family to share in […]

 
Processing the post-misssion blues

Processing the post-mission blues

After a short-term mission experience, it’s common for people to “nose dive” emotionally. This emotional letdown may last anywhere from one day to two weeks. Reasons include: sudden separation from new friends; abrupt re-immersion into the “mundane” activities and responsibilities of everyday life; an inability to effectively share with others what one has experienced. Returning […]

 
7 keys to effective short term mission trips

Seven Keys to Effective Short-term Missions Work

1 — Support programs that are directed, designed, and implemented by nationals.While there are worthy programs overseas directed by missionaries, it is best to support programs directed by nationals. Nationals know their own culture, and how to effectively function and minister within it. Indigenous church and government leaders, as well as program beneficiaries, also view programs…

 

Fundraising Support Letter

Fundraising: Support Letters Letters are VITAL. If you have to choose between letters and events, choose letters. Here’s why: They work. People love to see others serve, and they will respond. Even if they might not go themselves, they can be a part of your experience. Send it to Christians and non-Christians alike. Share WHY […]