Q1. What are the qualifications to join a short-term missions trip?
The most important qualification we require is a born-again believer through Jesus with a heart to serve people and the Lord. It will be ideal to possess professional qualification in the areas of ministries we have in Africa and Europe, but it is not a must.
Q2. What can I do in Ghana?
We are involved in ministries mainly in rural villages in central and northern Ghana. STM’ers play a vital role in our ministry. We evangelize through visitations, presenting the gospel message, share our testimonies, speak at church services, visit clinics and hospitals, organize children and youth programs and serve in three village schools where we help train Christian teachers and spread the gospel through various means like VBS.
Q3. What is the best time of the year to go to Ghana and Togo?
We do not follow a fixed schedule to send teams to Ghana and Togo during the year. Instead, we form teams or group interested individuals to go together at their most convenient period of time.
Depending on the ministries you will be involved in, we can accommodate most times during the year. However, due to the high interest of STM teams especially during the summer months, it is advisable to complete your application form at least half a year before travel.
Q4. How long is each STM?
We require a minimum of 2 weeks of stay in the missions field for all our short-term missions trips in order to make these trips effective for their intended purposes.
A short term missions trip to rural villages in Ghana requires at least 2 days travel one way (one entire day to fly to the capital of Accra and then at least an additional day to travel to the villages). In essence, that is at least 4 days of travel for one STM trip.
Q5. How is the budget like?
The approximate cost of the trip to Ghana or Togo is roughly CA$3000. The largest portion of the money is for the airfare which will vary depending on the time of year you travel. Vaccinations and malaria medication may be in the CA$300-CA$500 range while the rest would be for accommodations, food, and local transport.
Q6. If my church is not sending a team, is it possible for me still to go?
Yes. Many people apply individually. In this case, once the application process is completed, we will try and put the person onto a team comprised of others that do not have a church to go with or to add them to a church team with fewer members.