Travelling is an exciting and transformative time. We recommend a bit of preparation before you jump on the plane. We have put together a number of areas you should consider beforehand with helpful tips and resources to get you organised.
Check in online and save time and long queues at the airport. Click on the links below for domestic and international airlines.
please ensure you use the AIRLINE booking reference on your itinerary. PLEASE NOTE SOME GROUP RESERVATIONS DO NOT PERMIT ONLINE CHECK IN.
Knowing what to pack and ensuring you fit within your luggage allowance can be a struggle!
Make sure medicine is in original packaging.
To stay healthy, do …
Protect yourself from mosquito bites:
Reasonable precautions should be taken whilst travelling. The following guidelines should help towards a safe and enjoyable trip.
As we all know (especially Melbournians) the weather can change dramatically in a short space of time. Here are a couple of websites you can have a look at and see what the weather conditions will be when you are travelling.
We also recommend the following book for anyone looking to engage in cross-cultural work:
"When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself" by Steve Corbett, Brian Fikkert, Moody Publishers, 24 Jan 2014.
With more than 300,000 copies in print, When Helping Hurts is a paradigm-forming contemporary classic on the subject of poverty alleviation and ministry to those in need. Emphasizing the poverty of both heart and society, this book exposes the need that every person has and how it can be filled. The reader is brought to understand that poverty is much more than simply a lack of financial or material resources and that it takes much more than donations and handouts to solve the problem of poverty.
While this book exposes past and current development efforts that churches have engaged in which unintentionally undermine the people they're trying to help, its central point is to provide proven strategies that challenge Christians to help the poor empower themselves. Focusing on both North American and Majority World contexts, When Helping Hurts catalyzes the idea that sustainable change for people living in poverty comes not from the outside-in, but from the inside-out.