Prepare to GO
Going on a mission trip requires preparation - not just what to pack and getting a passport, but your heart and mind must prepare as well!
When Helping Hurts by Brian Fikkert and Steve Corbett
The Next Mile: Goer Guide by Brian J. Heerwagen
Foreign to Familiar by Sarah Lanier
Surprise the World by Michael Frost
Set aside regular time to pray for yourself, the mission, and your teammates. Recruit a prayer team by specifically asking people to commit to pray for you before, during, and after the trip.
Share your story and invite other people to be part of this mission with you. Some people can't go on mission trips, but they are excited to give so that you can go.
Recruit a mentor
Identify someone that you respect and look up to who has been on a mission trip before and ask them to meet with you, to guide you, to be someone you can talk to!