Open Teams 2017

Stepping out of your comfort zone to join a Forward Edge Open Team is not easy—but it can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life: “We made LIFELONG friends on our ‘open team’ trip to Haiti. I HIGHLY recommend joining an open team! It’ll change your life!” – Kelly Clark Antrim. Open teams give anyone the opportunity to join an already-planned mission trip. We have open teams going to Cuba, Mexico, and Haiti this summer!

 
 

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…