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your group attends a mission trip with Thirst Missions, you aren’t just
going on another mission trip. You will be partnering with a local
church and pastor who are looking for a mission team with your chosen
ministries to serve alongside.

You choose the ministries from our menu of 14+ available options here,
and we place your group in partnership with a community, church, and
pastor who have identified these ministries as needs they have.

You most likely will be the only mission team to partner
with this church and pastor in a calendar year and should you choose to return we give you the opportunity to return to serve alongside the same church.
Your group will be a huge support to the pastor and an
encouragement to the congregation you serve alongside.
Our trips are about quality over quantity-quality of ministry,
quality of relationships, and quality of
congregations and pastors you will be partnering with. These are
real pastors on the front lines in a
third-world country making a real difference for Christ. They need
your encouragement desperately, and you will be serving alongside a
local congregation and in a community with visible needs. These pastors are
asking for teams to partner with them and would feel so blessed to work
with you in ministry. Once these congregations find out you will be
coming, they spend months praying for the trip and preparing for your
group to arrive. It is a huge deal for them.
What a blessing to experience the world-wide body of Christ! It is
our prayer that all will be blessed
through the friendships and partnerships made through ministry on
your Thirst Missions trip.

Once your mission trip has concluded, our staff members will be following up with the pastor and congregations
you have been partnered with. We check in to see how they are doing, encourage them to
follow-through with potential new members who came to the church during your trip, and work
with them to develop ministry plans and ideas based on things they learned and experienced during
your mission trip. We feel it is vital to follow-up and stay in touch with the church and pastor. We have seen that this is an area that is has been severely neglected by organizations in the past and is one
key to sustaining long-term growth from your mission experience. You will also have the opportunity
to encourage the church you partner with once you return home. We encourage letters, email, Facebook, texting and
sending of packages, the relationships that are developed in Belize can turn into life-long relationships
and fellowship with believers in Belize.

Long-term Partnerships
One aspect to keep in mind for the future is that we have
experience with churches from North America developing
long-term partnerships with congregations in Belize. Some
churches have gone back for 5+ years straight to the same village,
worked with the same pastor, and invested
in their partner church. Thirst Missions is excited to be a part of
lining up and following through
on these long-term partnerships. If this type of longer-term ministry is
part of your philosophy of
ministry, we would love to work with you to partner long-term or
short-term in ministry to the
same community and congregation in Belize.

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