When planning a journey of any type, we have to prepare for it. We make lists of things to do, things to carry with us, things to do while we are there. We take care of those things that need attention before we leave and we have someone available to take care of those unforeseen happenings that occur while we are away.
Preparing for a mission trip is no different – except for one major thing: Spiritual Preparation!
When serving on or leading a mission team, we must prepare our heart, our soul, and our mind for the work God has led us to do. Within our own strength, we are limited as to what we can do. Projects may seem impossible and for many, they are, but if we place our faith and trust in God, He can accomplish all those things we find impossible.
Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (NKJV)
Here are some ways to help you prepare Spiritually for mission work in Appalachia or other mission fields: