Frequently Asked Questions:
 
Who should go on a mission trip?
 
In Mark 16:15,  Jesus commands us to missions.  He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.
Not everyone can, or is called to, pack up all their belongings and become career missionaries.  But many of us can, and should, go on short term mission trips.
Anyone who has a heart to serve others, young or old, can participate in a mission trip.
If you have special skills, such as construction experience, teaching experience, or medical or dental skills, this can be particularly useful, but there is a role and job for everyone!
 
How do I find out about Daybreak Missions Trips?
 
Please visit our website, which will be updated periodically.
You can also link to the Daybreak calendar for more details.
Our Missions Team Meetings are held the second Sunday of each month at 9:00a 
Please email us at missions@daybreakchurch.org for more information.
 
How are mission trips funded?
 
Individual team members are responsible for the cost of the trip.
Support can be raised through team fundraisers and personal support letters, as well as designated church funds in some cases.
If you are interested in receiving support from Daybreak's Missions Team, please submit an online application.
If you decide to join a Daybreak mission trip, your team leader will help you through the process of fundraising with tips and ideas.
 
Is it safe to go on a Short-Term Mission Trip?
 
All international travel involves an element of risk. Daybreak and our ministry partners are committed to thorough training to maximize the safety of trip participants. Our pre-trip training and meetings will include safety guidelines and trip participants are expected to adhere to these and follow direction of trip leadership.
 
How do we communicate the Gospel when there is a language barrier?
 
When traveling to countries where English is not the primary language, translators serve as a link between the team and the community.
In addition, there are many visual tools to help us communicate.  One of these tools is the “Gospel colors”, where each color represents a part of the Gospel story.
Black: sin & fallen man.
Red: Blood of Christ & His work on the cross
White:the cleansing power of Christ’s sacrifice
Gold: heaven
Green:a growing relationship with Jesus.
 
What can I expect on a mission trip?
Expect to be out of your comfort zone - you may be sleeping in a less comfortable living space and eating food different than you are used to.
Expect for God to use you.
Expect to come back changed, different than you left.
Expect for plans to change.  Nothing goes exactly according to plan on mission trips. Flexibility is key to a successful mission!
 
How can we pray for the missions teams?
 
We will be asking our church and life groups to partner in praying for individual mission teams and missionaries
 
PLEASE PRAY THAT:
God would be glorified by EVERY aspect of the trip
Each team member, as well as the nationals with whom they serve, would have a personal and powerful encounter with God
That the people we are serving come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior, and develop a personal relationship with Him.
That the unconditional love of God would radiate in and through each team member
That God would put a hedge of protection around the entire trip
That all participants would be sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit
That God’s Word would be proclaimed with power and produce life change (transformation)
That God would give the team strength and good health throughout the trip
That God would protect and provide for family members back home
For boldness and creativity in sharing Christ and testimonies
For adaptability to time and cultural changes
 
If I’m interested in a going on a mission, what is the next step?
Pray for God’s provision and blessing.
Contact the person listed on our website for more information about the specific missions opportunity that interests you.
 
I’ve prayerfully decided to go on a mission trip, now what?
If you decide to join a trip, you will be given more information on how to prepare your heart and how to fundraise.
Here are 10 tips to help you prepare for your mission trip to get you started:
http://worldorphans.org/blog/2015/01/10-tips-to-prepare-for-your-short-term-mission-trip/#.VK2VNRbs4NQ.facebook
 
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