"A question for church leaders and mission trip leaders: Are you adequately preparing your short-term teams as they go into harm's way?" Chapter 1"Short-term mission teams are in most cases not prepared to prevent crises from happening nor are they prepared to deal with problems once they develop. As a matter of fact, we believe teams are drastically underprepared and as a result may be put into high-risk situations by their sending churches." Chapter 1"A crisis prevention and response program supports short term teams by building upon a set of principles and processes that establishes a 'safety versus ministry' equation for each trip..." Chapter 5"Drinking water - even bottled water - is probably the number one cause of sickness in a foreign field." Chapter 10"Lee and Steve have given a wonderful and I believe a life-saving gift to the church. They have given us a workable, well thought-through way of anticipating eventualities and how churches can or should respond. It is a wonderful tool to help us to be good, responsible stewards of the people God has entrusted to our care. Your church or organization will greatly benefit from their insights and suggestions." Forward - Dr. Crawford W. Loritts, Jr., Author, Speaker, Radio Host, Sr. Pastor Fellowship Bible Church, Roswell, GeorgiaLee Jacobs is the missions pastor Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, GA, and an infectious disease and internal medicine physician. Since the mid-1980s Dr Jacobs has led health care teams throughout the world in support of various field platforms including unreached peoples and disaster responses.Steve Vereb is an executive director of Vereb, Hitt and Associates, which provides assistance to churches and organizations in short term missions risk mitigation and church safety. He has led many short-term mission trips and is the chairman of his Church's Crisis Management Team.
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