1. Plan your mission trip early.
2. Work with local churches and/or missionaries.
3. Receive orientation from someone experienced before going.
4. Develop realistic expectations.
5. Have a detailed budget and build in a cushion (20%).
6. Be Flexible, Adaptable and Teachable (FAT).
7. Have a strategy to spread the Gospel and for follow-up of people interested.
8. Debrief from your mission trip when you get home.