Types of Programs
How a camp works
- The first hours on the field usually includes snack/meal, good bed, last minute updates.
- This is always a hectic time; trying to get a weary team on the same time clock and eating schedules is not easy.
- Usually, something comes up that needs to be dealt with.
- A good attitude in response to unknown and unexpected things is always helpful.
- Forget expectations! Go with what is. It is imperative that the teams have a minimum of 24 hours to deal with “jet lag” and getting settled in.
- This is a good time to do some walking tours to familiarize the team with the host site.
On the field Orientation
- Project updates
- Introduce National leadership
- Introduction to the local team and some background on each person (make it fun with 2 fun facts on the person)
- Cultural adjustments for both teams
- Getting to know the law of the land
- Go over the schedule for the trip after the leaders have synchronized plans
- Practice phrases in the local language
Daily Team and Personal time
Each team will set aside time each day to be with the Lord in His Word and in prayer in order to bring all concerns and decisions of the day before Him.
A good quiet time focus is to select a chapter of Scripture to memorize during the Journey and work on it a little each day.
- Discuss events of the ministry and plan for the upcoming day
- Discuss feelings and seek wisdom from the Journey leaders on any issues or misunderstandings that have caused uneasiness.
- Pray with teammates.
- There should be a time daily for both teams (host team and visiting team) to meet together to discuss the project, plans and to pray.
- Ask the questions: What went well today? What didn’t go so well? What should we do differently?