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3 Things No One Will Tell You About Short Term Mission Trips It is estimated that there are around 1,500,000 people across the US who takes part in short term mission trips every year. No doubt, these are a lot of people and these people whether you believe it or not are spending almost 2 billion dollars to hold these trips. Well, we’ve both seen the good, bad and ugly of doing short term missions. And we just keep on feeling this tension on short term mission teams we’ve been hosting. But the real question here is, are they doing more harm than good, are they perpetuating the cycle of poverty, do they really contribute to the feeling of superiority or inferiority. It has discovered that we might matter more than what we do according to studies. As you read the next lines, you will be able to discover various things that you may have not heard of regarding being effective on short term mission trips.
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Number 1. You are not a hero – the first thing that you should know before you go and when you arrive is that, your team has to commit in getting rid of hero mindset. What developing countries need is long term partners and not short term heroes. And if your team simply wants to look a hero in front of these people for a week, you might just be doing harm than good.
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Number 2. Historical context might just be as important as immediate context – have you given some effort studying the history of the neighborhoods or country where you are going, do you know what role of your country has played there, do you know what is the role of church and missions have been there, do you know current issues and needs of people? It can help you a lot to know how you can fit best and help in immediate context by having a strong background knowledge of where you are going. Number 3. Do not do a job people can do for themselves – people who live in developing countries have the skills and capability of painting walls, build buildings and so forth so why would you do such thing for them? If school is really a need in the place or painting a wall where you are working, then you best invite people from the village or students from that school to do it along with you. Don’t be afraid to share about your pain, needs and family as sometimes, people living in developing countries think that everyone outside their native land especially in the US is happy and rich. You are an ambassador of your country by going on these short term mission trips and thanks to YouTube, Facebook and globalization, developing countries have ideas of how other country’s lifestyles are.

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Venture4th Launches Campaign To Raise Awareness Of Safety For Travelers

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(Minden, Nevada)–With crimes like credit card fraud and identity theft on the rise, travelers carrying passports and other valuables are at risk of being victimized. While international travel options have increased due to the growing popularity of adventure traveling, eco-traveling, and volunteering overseas, many travelers are not aware of the dangers they face. In response to this problem, the travel accessory company Venture4th is launching a campaign to educate travelers about these dangers and about important safety precautions they can take, according to spokesperson Patricia Wright.

Said Wright, “One of the biggest problems we see is identity theft through the use of scanners. A lot of credit cards and passports these days are equipped with Radio Frequency Identification, or RFID, which allows scanning devices, like the ones at the grocery store, to read your card at a distance of up to several feet. But this convenience also creates an opportunity for criminals to use scanners in public places to read and collect card numbers. Many people aren’t even aware that this technology exists, so that’s one of the first points we want to introduce.” Wright went on to say that travelers can protect themselves from this type of identity theft by keeping their credit cards and passports inside RFID-blocking sleeves or pouches.

Another concern for travelers is keeping their money and valuables secure. “Travelers can be easy marks for pickpockets,” explained Wright. “They tend to be wrapped up in the newness of their surroundings, especially when they’re visiting a city for the first time, and they don’t necessarily recognize the signs of danger that are more obvious to native residents. Unfortunately, it’s an all-too-common experience to reach in your pocket to pay for lunch in a foreign city and find your money gone, along with your credit cards and ID. It’s a terrifying moment, and we want to help travelers avoid it at all costs by introducing some basic safety precautions, like wearing an RFID Money Belt at all times.”

By featuring new safety products and articles about travel safety on their website at  Venture4th hopes to spread the word about the importance of protecting money, credit cards, passports and other valuables while traveling abroad. “Whether people are traveling for adventure or leisure or to make the world a better place by volunteering, they deserve to have a great experience,” concluded Wright. “No one should have their trip ruined by a crime they could have prevented.” Travelers who want more information about safety precautions are welcome to contact Venture4th via their website at 

About Venture4th

Venture4th is a travel accessory company that is all about adventure. They are devoted to outfitting customers with the best tools and accessories on the market today, with the goal of enhancing any and every travel experience. Their high-quality, durable, and thoroughly-tested products are designed to provide convenience and peace of mind for any journey, no matter how far. From RFID-safe passport pouches and secure money belts that hide seamlessly behind clothes, to light-weight unbreakable umbrellas, TSA-friendly heavy-duty padlocks, and world travel adapters, Venture4th has accessories to help with every step of a traveler’s journey. 

Source: http://www.cleveland19.com/story/32288043/news

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