Some important tips for short term missionaries going overseas to stay healthy and safe:
We have prepared a free guide full of tips for keeping short-term missionaries healthy, helping them prepare for their missions trip. It’s called, “The Top Three Risks When Traveling Overseas.” and it’s free at www.dontgetstuckoverseas.com.
Plane accidents, terrorists, even kidnappers are less of a concern than getting electrocuted overseas and the risks of that happening to you are miniscule compared to getting sick overseas or hurt in a car accident? Car accidents involving foreigners and tourists are way up on the list of statistics on American tourists hurt overseas. One way we teach to avoid risks on the street is always walk towards the storefronts rather than out near the curb. When there are heavy crowds on the streets this reduces your risk of being bumped into lanes of traffic. Another bit of advice is to keep cameras and phones in your pocket while walking. This way you are less distracted and less likely to step off a curb or risk being robbed and pushed into the street. Do you know about sampling local foods and know which are “safe” and which should be avoided? We decided to develop this guide to help you and other short-term missionaries and travelers, travel safer and travel smarter.
Because your short-term mission trip is probably only for a few weeks or maybe a month, being sick or bedridden for a week can ruin your overseas missions trip and be a burden on your teammates and hosts. And calling home or the number on your emergency health insurance card is never a good thing, and not having emergency overseas insurance is even worse.
While we focused on what are the top three risks according to travel and government statistics, there are still plenty of other travel tips and helpful advice offered in this funny, true, travel monologue based on real-life experiences overseas. It’s available as a email series or as a .pdf as is an important resource for parents as well that may be afraid of safety flying, of terrorist attacks, of other unrelated fears. When they know what the real risks are and that you have an understanding of the risks and are prepared to address them ten hopefully they will relax a bit as well knowing that you are prepared.
Do you know the top three risks when traveling overseas? Or going on a short-term missions project? Do your other team members? Do they know how to avoid the most common mistakes that causes illness and injury overseas based on U.S. Government statistics? If not, get the book today or tell your whole team to sign up for free at www.dontgetstuckoverseas.com.