Episode 30: Preparing our mind and heart for our upcoming mission trip
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EPISODE 30: Preparing our minds and hearts for our upcoming mission trip

Episode 30: Preparing our minds and hearts for our upcoming mission tripIn this episode we walk through a few questions to prepare spiritually for our upcoming mission trip to Honduras with Connect Global. We also answer a listener's question about how to avoid looking too much like a tourist as you travel overseas.

Episode Notes: 

>> The discussion in this episode is based on questions from our Spiritual Prep page. The questions are broken up into three categories to achieve three prep goals: 1) Align your heart with the purpose 2) Embrace grace in all situations 3) Prepare to serve the people.

>> Align your heart with the purpose:

  1. What are some of the reasons I am serving on this trip?
  2. Do I have any ulterior motives for going on this mission trip? What are they?
  3. Based on my current motives, if I left on my trip today, what would be my primary focus throughout the trip?
  4. How might locals feel about my current motives?
  5. How might God feel about these motives?
  6. What is the primary purpose of the trip?
  7. What should I be focusing on?
  8. What do I need to do to genuinely align my focus with the real purpose of the trip?

>> Embrace grace in all situations

  1. Can I anticipate any situations on my mission trip that I may have a tough time embracing grace?
  2. What does it look like to respond with grace in these tough situations?
  3. What can I do now to prepare my mind and heart to genuinely embrace grace in every situation during mission trip?

>> Prepare to serve the people

  1. Think about the people you will serve. What do you think everyday life is like?
  2. What do you think some of their greatest needs are?
  3. Do you think the biggest need will be spiritual (to learn more about Jesus), or physical (to receive tangible, physical support)?
  4. What problems might have led to these needs?
  5. What might be preventing the locals from meeting these needs on their own?
  6. How will you try to serve and meet those needs?
  7. What can you do once you’re back home to help locals continue to make progress on their spiritual and physical needs?

>> New content this week:

>> Don't forget to support us by checking out our new tee, The Compass Tee. It's all about moving in a new direction: The Compass Tee.

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