Mission considerations and types of STMs What to do, where to go, with the best methods How to pick a team or choose a STM organization Raising financial support and managing your STM budget Travel kit list, items to buy and what to leave behind Emotional and spiritual work, before, during and at home Security, safety, duty and character, and being streetwise Dealing with social media and disruptive team members Medical advice, obtaining a visa and your plane ticket What to pack, how best to travel and airport etiquette Christian literature, building a home or sinking a bore well Communication, language issues and public speaking Team dynamics, food and drink, the tribe, and social time Working with the locals and being culturally sensitive What to do before and after you return home
Mathew Backholer is the co-founder of ByFaith Media (www.ByFaith.org) and films and presents the reality mission series ByFaith TV which airs globally on numerous Christian networks. He has been on more than thirty mission trips and has experience: as a team member, a leader and as a host. He has travelled to forty nations of the world and is the author of many books, including: How to Plan, Prepare and Successfully Complete Your Short-Term Mission, Extreme Faith: On Fire Christianity and Global Revival: Worldwide Outpourings.
Like her ancestors, Samantha yearns to find a place she can call home. Raised on the enticing glimpses of a dark and magical land conjured up by her Mexican mother's bedtime stories - a land oozing Latin rhythms, full of passion and fire, from bullfights to family feuds and bloody revolutions, roasted iguana and beans, to sugar skeletons - what begins as a visit to her enigmatic grandmother becomes a quest to find out what it means to be Mexican.
But as she learns to embrace Mexico verdadero - the real Mexico - she discovers a people who give a new meaning to larger than life, the fabulous strong women who rule the roost, the colourful macho men who think they do, and the invincible bonds between family, food, and the spirit world.
Always an outside, this nomad at last feels she has come home.
Throughout the book there is a watermark and undercurrent of the influences of the British Awakening (1739-1791) and the Welsh Revival (1904-1905) and how Christians were stirred and encouraged by past visitations of the Holy Spirit; or encouraged and inspired by the lives of revivalists, to see the blessing of revival in their own town or nation.
Read about the glorious workings of God during times of heavenly visitations: Revived Christians, saved sinners, transformed communities and nations; healings, physical phenomena, conviction of sin, miracles, signs and wonders, deliverance from demons, prayer and intercession. Including visions and prophecies of revival for the United Kingdom and beyond. Learn from the past, be challenged for today and be inspired for the future!
Split into 8 sections with 42 chapters: 1. Where to travel, with whom and preparation. 2. Safety, medical, health, survival and extreme travel. 3. Budgeting, money, what to buy and pack (kit-list). 4. Plane ticket, visa, airport and accommodation. 5. Hygiene, scams, settling in, language and law. 6. Food, journal, culture, oppression & photography. 7. Public transport, your own vehicle, renting, overland bus and researching an organization. 8. Aid work, volunteer-vacation, advice for leaders, a working team, can you help me (money) and returning home. Including:
Why travel, options, ideas, opportunities and experiences.The style of your trip, what to do, when to go and the cost.Gap year safety, medical and health related issues and remote travel.How to travel with money, cash, ATMs, haggling and remunerations.Your rucksack/backpack, what you need to take and leave behind.The plane ticket, review sites, applying for a visa and airport etiquette.Finding a place to stay, reservations and accommodation checks.Personal hygiene, scams, settling in and a foreign language.Be smart, shrewd and safe, the laws of the land and social media.Food & drink, keeping a journal, culture, writing and photography. Buses, trains, taxis, motorbikes, overlanders and vehicle maintenance. Overland bus trip and researching an organization.Humanitarian and development aid and leading a volunteer-vacation. A working-vacation, advice for leaders and a working team. Can you help me and the end of the journey.
In the 2012 London Olympics, US gymnast Gabrielle Douglas stole hearts and flew high as the All-Around Gold Medal winner and the brightest star of the US gold-medal-winning women’s gymnastics team. That same year, Gabrielle was also named the 2012 Sportswoman of the Year by the Women's Sports Foundation.
In this personal autobiography, Grace, Gold, and Glory My Leap of Faith, Gabrielle tells her story of faith, perseverance, and determination. Walk with Gabby Douglas through her journey of faith and what her family overcame, from the time she first entered a gymnasium to her gold-medal-winning performances, demonstrating to readers ages 13 and up that they can reach their dreams when they let themselves soar.
Grace, Gold, and Glory My Leap of Faith:Is the official autobiography of renowned US gymnast Gabrielle DouglasChronicles Gabrielle’s journey from her first practice to becoming a 2012 gold-winning US gymnastCelebrates Gabrielle as the first African-American gymnast in Olympic history to become the individual All-Around champion, and the first American gymnast to win gold in both the individual All-Around and team competitions at the same Olympics.Is one of the most inspiring books on the market today for reader ages 13 and up