Short-Term Missions Survey Results – Part 4


Today, let’s take a final look at the responses to the fifth and final question of the survey.  After reading the responses, please let me know your thoughts in the comments (about this question, one of the other questions, or anything else related to short-term missions).  I’d love to read your thoughts about the responses.

Here’s the question along with the responses:

What can I do to help you with going on a short-term missions trip?

  • Give me tips on how to gather funds for a trip.
  • Nothing.
  • Nothing.
  • Pray that God would work in my life toward that goal.
  • Talk about your experiences.
  • Help me grasp the people we’re serving.  Train me to minister to them appropriately and ensure I understand an attempt to help them can be more detrimental if I do/do not do certain things.
  • Show me how the short-term work is an effective asset to the local work, not a waste of money and energy.
  • I am already committed to continue going.
  • I don’t know.
  • Watch my kids for the week!
  • I’m good.
  • I’d need more free time to feel comfortable going…
  • Keep inspiring.
  • Timing.
  • I’m already a huge advocate!
  • How do you turn an “experience” into Discipleship?
  • You already encourage me.
  • Explain the process to me.
  • Not really interested in it right now, but I like reading and seeing your stories.
  • Suggesting ones that are in the US as I don’t have a passport and am not much of a traveler unless I have to.
  • I don’t think there is much help available at the given tie.
  • Tips for effective, original, and creative ways for adults to fund raise.  Most fundraising tips I see are geared toward youth.
  • Nothing.
  • Money? 🙂
  • Nothing at this time.
  • Nothing.
  • Provide me with information about the different organizations who coordinate these trips, what are the differences, and how do I choose which organization to partner with.
  • Raising awareness and funds for big issues, such as lack of clean water, food, etc.
  • Organize and team, and we will have a good time.  D Sgro
  • I don’t think there is much you can do it will take me to make that decision – I’m also my own biggest obstacle.
  • Nothing I can think of.
  • Inspire me.
  • Continue to write honestly of your experiences and tell of the benefits (if any) to those who live in the country.
  • Nothing.
  • Fund my retirement so I can quit my job and start planning.
  • PRAY.
  • Encourage short termers to not “do for the people”, but to do with the people.
  • No need.  Appreciate your support on your blog though! 🙂
  • Bring me to Xenacoj.

This wraps up the responses so far to my short-term missions survey.  I really appreciate the feedback which helps me stretch.  I’m looking forward to dissecting the results as I work on my project.  Thank you to everyone who responded!

What do you think about the responses?  I’d love to read your thoughts.

If you didn’t take the survey yet, please click here to add your responses.