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The Great Commission: The Reason We Exist

by Chris Niemeyer “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations… teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28: 19-20, The Great Commission With a heart for missions and a love for travel, my wife and I founded…

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Mission Team to Haiti: Cary Boster

Cary Boster is the Sales and Operations Manager for Mission Travel. After fourteen years working on the travel planning side of missions, this February she got to go on her first mission trip herself, to Haiti. This post is part of a series to share about Mission Travel’s staff, and how God is calling each of…

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March is the perfect month for mission planning

March is a Key Month For Missions – Here’s Why: At Mission Travel, we help plan each step of the mission trip with thousands of clients. March is historically one of the busiest months of planning – with a clear opportunity for you. Summer is peak season for mission trips and travel in general.  The supply…

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Howard Hicks, Ministry Update from Peru

Howard Hicks has been with Mission Travel since 2012. He works half the year from Arizona and the other half from Peru and Argentina, where his particular mission focus is on mentoring youth and young adults exiting orphanages in Cusco, Peru. He has recently returned to South America this spring. This post is part of an upcoming series…

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Group Stopovers and Deviations

So, you’re leading a group mission trip abroad. You have everything set up with your in-country contacts, and you know what dates you would like to be there and serve, and you are starting to assemble your team. Have you considered doing a post-trip stop in another location, for debriefing, Sabbath, or R&R? There are…

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Is TSA Pre-Check Right for Me?

If you have traveled any time in the last few years, you may have noticed that some people in the security line are being funneled through to a different screening process. If you’re wondering what that’s all about (are they  Very Important Travelers? Diplomats? Are they just cooler than I am? Do they have fancy…

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Mission and Humanitarian Fares

Missionary travel agencies have pre-negotiated fares with dozens of airlines, to be used specifically for travelers doing mission work and humanitarian aid. These are called contract fares, and they divide thousands of airports across the world into various zones, and lay out pricing for each particular market and season. These are to be sold on…

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Time To Start Next Year’s Mission Trip Planning!

Advent is upon us once again. Happy liturgical new year! As you are prayerfully considering the use of your time and resources in this new year in the church calendar, remember it is not too soon to be preparing for next year’s ministries and outreach. If these plans include travel for large groups (10+), consider…

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Travels Dreams – A “TOP 10” List

Do you have a travel “bucket list”?  Been yearning to visit a far off land in particular?  I saw these travel ‘wish lists’ in a recent luxury travel survey and wondered how it resonates with vacationers.  Feedback is appreciated!  I’ve been fortunate to take part in a couple of these so if you have a…

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TAKING THE HIGH ROAD

Staycation, international vacation or domestic vacation? Wondering what to do on your next vacation? Think about staying “closer” to home. Pack up your car and head across the USA; it can be just as beautiful and exciting as traveling overseas, and you don’t need a passport, immunization shots or currency exchange. My husband and I recently…

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