It doesn’t really matter if you were on the mission field for one week, one year, or 10 years, it’s hard to say goodbye to those you have been serving and those you have been serving with. With that in mind, we’ve identified some simple ways to stay in touch with the people and the cause of your mission trip.
1. Stay in contact with your trip leader.
Your trip leader maybe someone who returns to the mission field often, or they may even work directly with the organization whom you were serving. If they have regular involvement with the people and cause of your mission trip then they may be able to give you updates on the people and projects.
2. Stay in contact with team members from your mission trip.
Mission teams can produce life-long friendships. Who wouldn’t want to stay in touch and deepen a friendship with someone who shares your same passion for missions?
3. Become a spokesperson for your mission sending organization.
If you want others to experience God on a mission trip, as you did, talk to your mission sending organization about how you can promote their trips and become a spokesperson for their organization. This will give you the opportunity to build relationships with people who may be interested in missions.
4. Continue to fundraise.
You can continue to support local missionaries and the projects that you visited while on the mission field by continuing to fundraise and donate.