PRE-FIELD SECURITY MONITORING MOST Ministries monitors 4 security sites daily both pre-field and while you are on the field. Every team is registered with the State Department. Changes in security while you are on the mission field are passed on to the Team Leader and host.
SAFETY AND RISK Do not resist a robbery attempt. Many criminals have weapons, and most injuries and deaths have resulted when victims have resisted. Technology-can draw attention to you and the group, putting the entire team at risk. Keep personal funds on your person-divided in 2 locations. Immediate spending cash at hand. Remainder of the money hidden. Do not leave cash in your room. In crowds keep your hand on your fanny pack. No purses! Keep passport in holder, hidden from view.
Do not carry values in your backpack. Keep your Emergency Card with your passport In case you are separated from the team. Information needed to fill out immigration forms. NEVER go anywhere alone. Respect the instruction of the host on safety issues- they know the area and you do not. If someone grab an item or piece of luggage-LET IT GO! Keep all electronics out of view. There is nothing that is irreplaceable except you. SAFETY AND RISK CONTINUED
CRISIS MANAGEMENT PLAN Plan covers the following: Personal Crisis Health Crisis Nursing Protocol written by a travel medicine doctor Political Crisis Natural Disasters Sudden Death of a Team Member Pre-field and On-Field Action Plan. Both the leader and the CMA will carry to plan on the field.
PASSPORT HOLDERS Use a Waist holder or Neck holder. Keep your passport in a Ziploc bag to protect from moisture and perspiration. Paperclip to hold travel papers in passport.
PRAYER Information available on the Welcome WebpageWelcome Webpage
SERVANTHOOD BIBLE STUDY The study is located: Lessons 1-4 Welcome WebpageWelcome Webpage Lessons 5-7 Travel WebpageTravel Webpage Lessons 8-11 Cultural WebpageCultural Webpage 2 Optional Studies are also available on the Welcome Webpage
PERSONAL HEALTH Bring all your OTC medications that you know work for you. Bring all prescriptions in their original packaging. Gatorade, Propel or Special K protein mixes. Snacks-healthy-protein. Immunizations up to date. Talking with the Team Medic. Yoghurt or Acidophilus Airborne or other immune boasting vitamins.
PERSONAL HEALTH CONTINUED Hand washing Hand sanitizer Hand wipes Water bottles Seal is not broken Screw top preferred Ice only from purified water source Peel all fruit and vegetables. 30 minutes prior to eating you can chew a couple of Pepto Bismo Tablets to coat stomach.
PERSONAL HEALTH CONTINUED For those who may be taking acid blockers: Need to wash hands and sanitize more frequently. Opt to discontinue taking for the trip. Sun screen Bug repellent Hat or Visor
PERSONAL MEDICATION CHANGES Please contact the Team Administrator 1 month prior to departure with any medication changes. A reminder email will be sent 1 month prior to departure-be looking for it.
#-## checked bags Free checked bag will be the MOST team bag Personal 1-## lbs. carry-on 1-personal item BAGGAGE
PACKING TIPS-CARRY ON Pack your carry-on with everything you would need for the week if your suitcase got lost. Include at least one extra set of clothes. All personal medications, pack a complete set in both your carry-on and checked bags. Snacks. Camera
1 set of clothes OTC & prescription medications Toiletries Snacks Empty refillable water bottle Camera Reading material Small flashlight Your eyeglasses/contact lenses & supplies Malaria medication Sunscreen & bug repellent CARRY-ON BAG CONTENTS
CHECKED BAG ## Lbs. per bag Include your address somewhere inside the bag. If you are traveling with someone else divide your clothes – if one bag gets lost you still have clothes in the other persons bag.
CHECKED BAG CONTENTS Towel and washcloth (or nylon bath ball) Snacks Clothes Extra water bottle or two Complete supply of all prescription medications
Please meet at the gate at ????? Brief Meeting Prayer and off we go… MEETING AT AIRPORT
BUILDING BLOCKS OF CULTURE Building Blocks of Culture Four building blocks are: Concept of self-individualist and collectivist. Personal versus societal responsibility- universalist and particularistic. Concept of time-monochronic and polychromic. Locus of control-internal and external. Building Blocks of Culture
BUILDING BLOCKS OF CULTURE Concept of self-individualist and collective Individualist The smallest unit of survival Needs of self are satisfied before needs of a group Self sufficient More psychological and emotional distance form others Group membership is not essential to ones identity Collectivist Smallest unit of survival Ones identity is a function of ones membership in a group Success and survival of the group insures well-being of individual Harmony of the group is stressed and valued More distance between group and non-group members Building Blocks of Culture
Universalist Absolutes across the board regardless of situation Lay feeling s aside and look at situation objectively Life isnt fair but it can be more fair by treating everyone the same Particularitst How you behave in a given situation depends on the circumstance To be fair is to treat everyone as unique No one expects life to be fair What is right in one situation may not be right in another PERSONAL VERSUS SOCIETAL RESPONSIBILITY Building Blocks of Culture
Monochronic Time is a commodity and there is a limited amount of it Use time wisely and not waste it Time is the given and people are the variables Interruptions are a nuisance Polychronic Time is limitless and there is always more time Time is the servant of people and is adjusted to suit the needs of people There is no such thing as an interruption CONCEPT OF TIME-MONOCHRONIC AND POLYCHROMIC Building Blocks of Culture
Internal The locus of control is largely internal Very few givens in life There is no limit on what you can do or become You are responsible for what happens to you Life is what you do External The locus of control is largely external There are limits beyond which one cannot go and must be accepted Your success is a combination of effort and good luck Life is what happens to you LOCUS OF CONTROL-INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL Building Blocks of Culture
USING THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF CULTURE To help you understand there is no one view that is better To help you expect the differences To observe the positives of the host cultures Who would not want more time to spent with family and friends? Building Blocks of Culture
CULTURE SHOCK Definition of CULTURE SHOCK A sense of confusion and uncertainty sometimes with feelings of anxiety that may affect people exposed to an alien culture or environment without adequate Preparation.
3 TYPES OF POVERTY ALLEVIATION 1.Relief: Urgent and temporary provision of emergency aid to reduce immediate suffering from a natural or man- made crisis. 2.Rehabilitation: Seeks to restore people and their communities to the positive elements of their pre-crisis conditions. 3.Development: A process of on-going change that moves all the people involved – both the helpers and the helped – closer to being in right relationships with God, Self, Others, and the Rest of Creation.
PATERNALISM Paternalism is the interference of a state or an individual with another person, against their will, and defended or motivated by a claim that the person interfered with will be better off or protected from harm – Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy A system under which an authority undertakes to supply needs or regulate conduct of those under its control in matters affecting them as individuals as well as in their relations to authority and to each other – Merriam-Webster Dictionary Doing things for people that they can do for themselves - WHH AVOID PATERNALISM!
LANGUAGE Practice common phrases Key short-term mission word (dont leave home without it).
CLOSING PRAYER Lord, we come into your presence seeking a gracious blessing. But we dare to ask for an outrageous portion of Your grace. We ask that You not simply equip us, but that You chase us out into Your world. Make us people of vision who look not in but out, not backward but forward, not down but up, not at what cannot be done but at what might be accomplished by Your Spirit. Make us those who seek mountains and not valleys, narrow paths instead of wide and easy ways, sending us new places instead of resting places, starts instead of finishes, horizons instead of waysides, tomorrows instead of yesterdays. Give us running shoes instead of slippers, alarm clocks instead of sleep switches, accelerators instead of brakes, sailboats instead of sandcastles. Make us startle even ourselves with the power You give. For all we do is moved by Your breath, enveloped by Your Spirit, filled with the wind of Your grace, and resounding to Your glory and not ours. Give us wings to fly like eagles Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; they shall walk, and not faint. We pray in Jesus name.