FAQs

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Frequently Asked Questions

Question:
I am either interested in learning more, or joining such a mission, how do I learn more?

Answer:
You can contact us by phone, E-mail or by writing to us.Helping Hands Missions Faith in Action - short term missions, missions organization, elmbrook church, wisconsin, helping hands, 4him

Question:
Will I need a passport?

Answer:
Yes. You will be given information on how to get a passport.Helping Hands Missions Faith in Action - short term missions, missions organization, elmbrook church, wisconsin, helping hands, 4him

Question:
What vaccinations will I need?

Answer:
Ask your doctor or County Health nurse, they will be able to tell you what shots to get.  Check the CDC website for health information for the location you will be visiting.

Helping Hands Missions Faith in Action - short term missions, missions organization, elmbrook church, wisconsin, helping hands, 4him

Question:
What about dietary concerns, including both food and water?

Answer:
We will be able to buy bottled water and will make sure plenty is available.  Food is generally that of the region, prepared by our hosts, or or from reputable restaurants.  We advise caution regarding water from unknown sources, or food purchased on the street.

Speak to your doctor about medications to take along to counter any digestive issues that might arise.

Helping Hands Missions Faith in Action - short term missions, missions organization, elmbrook church, wisconsin, helping hands, 4him

Question:
I have health concerns, can I still go?

Answer:
Due to the nature of the trip and the lack of adequate medical facilities, it is best to consult with your physician prior to committing, and we then encourage you to seek a consent form from your doctor.

Helping Hands Missions Faith in Action - short term missions, missions organization, elmbrook church, wisconsin, helping hands, 4him

Question:

Are there any personal safety issues?

Answer:

Many of our destinations are to less developed countries, where crime rates can be higher than we experience in the US.  Large cities, of course, have all the issues of any large city in the US, where we need to know where we should or should not go.  Our hosts are knowledgable and up-to-date about the places that are safe to visit and those that may be risky. They place a high priority on our safety.  We will advise you on any precautions you should personally take for your safety.

You can check the CIA’s website for information about the conditions in the country you plan to visit.

Helping Hands Missions Faith in Action - short term missions, missions organization, elmbrook church, wisconsin, helping hands, 4him

For more information regarding traveler’s health, passport services, and country-specific information, please check out these links:

Traveler’s Health Services
Passport Services

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

CIA World Factbook

Operation World

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