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The need for the Gospel around the world is great and it is urgent. For many people, a short-term mission service trip is an adventure of faith that tugs them out of their comfort zones and challenges them to experience the world's need for the Gospel in new ways. If you have been prayerfully considering stepping out to serve and share in another country, Lutheran Hour Ministries can help you get started with information about an LHM International Volunteer Trip to one of our outreach centers around the world.

Chris Myers, LHM's Manager of the International Volunteer Team Program, says 93 teams have participated in the program over the last decade and several more are already lined up in 2017 for projects ranging from English language improvement classes in Thailand to a children's summer camp in Russia to Sunday school teacher training in Cambodia. "It's exciting to see so many teams gearing up to serve already," says Myers. "But there are still more trips available! LHM is looking for groups to sign up for some great projects in Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Africa."

The majority of projects will put volunteers to work on construction tasks; other mission-service activities include helping with Vacation Bible School, language instruction, or health and wellness service at a medical camp. While some projects—the children's camp in Russia, for example—are linked with a particular season, most projects are flexible and can be scheduled to suit a mission team's needs.

One of the benefits of partnering with Lutheran Hour Ministries in international volunteer service is LHM's comprehensive training program, which helps heighten team members' understanding and awareness before they embark. One relatively new feature that augments its already great training curriculum is Equip for the Trip, a series of free half-hour webinars that brings several topics in short-term mission service into sharp focus—making it an ideal training tool even for savvy LHM International Volunteer Trip veterans. Some of the previous topics have included:

• Adventures in Short Term Mission: The Essential Guide
• Responsibilities and Organization of a Team Coordinator
• Serving in Latin America
• Team Recruiting and Fundraising
• Serving in Asia
• Building Trust
• Serving in Africa
• Serving in Europe and Jamaica
• Your Mission Trip and Social Media

Discover today how God uses ordinary people to make an extraordinary difference by checking out information about LHM's upcoming International Volunteer Trip opportunities at lhm.org/teams. Updates about Equip for the Trip webinars, plus links to register for upcoming sessions, can be found at lhm.org/teams/equip.asp.

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