3 Ways to Stir Up Your Faith

3 Ways to Stir Up Your Faith

This year might look nothing like you planned. It may be tempting to get used to it or grumble about what has changed. But things aren’t going to stay this way forever. There is so much to look forward to! So as this year comes to a close, let’s look at three ways to continually stir up your faith.

1. Encourage Yourself in God’s Word

We can receive encouragement every day by hearing God’s word. (Romans 10:17) Not just during this season or the next–but every day. In difficult seasons or good, by making a habit of spending time in God’s word, we prepare ourselves mentally and emotionally. It can be a challenge to want to hear what is in the Bible or in prayer at times, but when we are disciplined, then we do this. We know God loves us and always has the best in mind, and we love God too…and want the best to be on our minds as well!

Discipline helps us form and maintain the habit of every day spending time in God’s word and becoming trained in it. It may not always be our first instinct to get ready for the day and then sit quietly with God, or to make that time later in the day. But if we do, we are thankful to notice God is still the best coach and mentor! He brings peace to every situation and certainly encourages us.

2. Spending Time in God’s Presence

Faith is so often stirred by spending regular time in prayer, praise, thanksgiving, and quiet time with God. If you have gotten away from this, you can go right back to it and be strengthened once more. Romans 12:12 says to “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” When we make the effort to do this, it helps us be consistent in how we hope and where we place our faith.

Discouraging news can be distracting, but we have a certain hope in Christ that encourages us. Time spent worshipping God and sitting in his presence changes things. You will notice there is so much to praise him and celebrate. He truly is good and he is for you!

3. Remembering God’s Goodness

God is bringing us through this season and any other season to come. It’s just like before! He’s answered our prayers before. We each have a history with him that shows us he is faithful. There are people reading this right now who have prayed about a thing and received the answer then, soon, or years later. God listened and did not forget. Not only that, but he over-delivers. So you can stir up your faith by recalling his goodness too. 

All Things Work Together for Our Good

It can be frustrating to wait. Waiting in line, waiting for an answer, waiting for the Internet to speed up. We have become so used to being able to order something with a few clicks on a website, and it’s here in a couple of days. But we know we can wait with a thankful heart. God knows what work needs to be done, and he knows just how to get all the pieces to come together in a wonderful way. Staying focused on God and his goodness might not always decrease the wait, but it will help you feel and remember how close he is to you, how good he is, and stir up your faith.

Have you been looking for a way to stay involved with medical missions trips this year? Perhaps you could consider becoming one of our volunteers, a monthly supporter through donations, or sign up to go on a medical missions trip with us! Go to our website, Mission Partners for Christ, to learn more about how to volunteer or join us. Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Why Health Education Matters in Medical Missions

Why Health Education Matters in Medical Missions

When Mission Partners For Christ travels abroad for one of our short-term medical missions trips, we love to create clinics to educate others on how to manage their health best. We believe that education is power, and the more people understand how to prevent serious health conditions or manage the conditions they have, the better quality of life they will have overall.

Most of us had a crash course in health education over the last couple of years due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. We learned, en masse, what the disease was, how to prevent it, and what to do if one catches it. However, health education is more than this. It is a broad topic that covers many issues, from food safety and nutrition to exercise, mental health, and more. 

Keep reading to find out why health education is such an essential part of medical missions trips!

Health Education Prevents Serious Illness And Injury

Most of us know, by this point, how handwashing is a crucial practice in preventing serious illness. But this knowledge hasn’t always been so commonly held. In fact, the practice of handwashing is less than 200 years, and it cost many people their lives before the connection between illness and unwashed hands was discovered. 

It wasn’t until the 1840s when a Hungarian obstetrician named Ignaz Semmelweis noticed that when medical professionals washed their hands, mortality rates in maternity wards started to go down. Although it took a while for handwashing to catch on as a standard practice in the medical field, Semmelweis is commonly credited as the father of handwashing.

Education about the practice of handwashing saved lives. 

Today, we also know the role that diet and exercise play in maintaining health and preventing illness. The CDC and the WHO websites expand on these issues:

* Inactivity contributes to 1 in 10 premature deaths.

*Inadequate levels of physical activity are associated with $117 billion in annual health care costs.

*If US adults increased their average physical activity participation just 10 minutes per day, over 110,000 lives per year could be saved.”

Center For Disease Control

Nutrition is a critical part of health and development. Better nutrition is related to improved infant, child and maternal health, stronger immune systems, safer pregnancy and childbirth, lower risk of non-communicable diseases (such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease), and longevity.

World Health Organization

Health Education Helps People Better Connect With Their Bodies

To properly care for something, you have to understand it. This is the case for raising children, caring for plants or beloved pets, and treating patients. This is also true for how we take care of our bodies. The education we receive about how to care for our bodies allows us to build a strong connection with our bodies by understanding what the feelings and sensations that arise in our bodies can be communicating to us. 

We learn as children that when our tummies begin to rumble, it is time to feed them. Similarly, when a person with diabetes understands that when they start to feel shaky or lightheaded, that’s a sign that their blood sugar levels might be dropping and their bodies need to be cared for in a specific way.

Health Education Gives People Agency To Live Their Best Lives

When we better understand how to manage our health, we are given the freedom to create the lives that gift us health and happiness. The person who learns that her sedentary lifestyle and diet choices directly impact her high blood pressure is now empowered to make different choices to better care for her body. 

The changes she makes to care for her body will enable her to live a more fulfilling life. As her health improves, so does her ability to travel, work, and volunteer as she feels led. This woman will be free to serve on her first medical missions trip because she has made her own health a priority first.

Health Education Is A Form of Stewardship

One concept that shows up repeatedly throughout Scripture is the mandate to be good stewards of all that God has blessed us with:

God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”

Genesis 1:28, NIV

“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else’s property, who will give you property of your own?

Luke 16:10-12, NIV

This, then, is how you ought to regard us: as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the mysteries God has revealed. Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.

 1 Corinthians 4:1-2, NIV

We should also apply the same principle to the bodies that God Himself created for us (Psalm 139:13). Our bodies are not just things we live in. They are part of God’s creation and, as such, deserve the same love and care that we give to others.

Stewardship is an act of worship; it is respecting God’s creation and blessings through proper care-taking. It communicates to our God that we appreciate everything that He has gifted to us and entrusted to our care. In the same vein, ensuring that our bodies get the proper nutrition, exercise, and sleep they need to be healthy is one way that we can worship God through our actions.

Want to be part of the mission to make healthcare and healthcare education accessible to underserved populations? Come join us on a medical missions trip! Check out our upcoming opportunities here!

Health Education Is an Essential Part of Medical Missons

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How To Avoid Compassion Fatigue

How To Avoid Compassion Fatigue

“Slowly you may have transformed from a helper to one in need of help. It’s important to talk about this, to identify the wounds you carry.”

Jenn Bruer, Helping Effortlessly: A Book of Inspiration and Healing

People who serve in medical missions tend to be warm, empathetic, and compassionate. They are the type to always go the extra mile to ensure that the people they are serving feel the love of Christ. These are highly admirable qualities to have. But they also leave a person vulnerable to a condition known to mental health professionals as compassion fatigue

Compassion fatigue, a specific kind of burnout, is also known as secondary trauma. It happens when someone is repeatedly exposed to the traumas of others. People in careers that prioritize serving others, such as the medical, mental health, or emergency response fields, are at risk for this condition. As we take in the trauma of others, our nervous systems become activated, leading to symptoms that mirror the trauma of those around us.

Empathy is what motivates us to care for others. It is what allows us to feel their pain and leads to feelings of compassion. In turn, our feelings of empathy move us to action to make the world a better place for people needing assistance. 

Unfortunately, empathy can also be a double-edged sword; because our sense of empathy allows us to experience the feelings of others, our bodies don’t know how to distinguish between personal trauma and the trauma of those we care for. We may find ourselves shutting down in our ability to feel kindness towards others because our emotional energy is beginning to shift us into survival mode. 

Symptoms Of Compassion Fatigue

“Andy has a form of burnout called compassion fatigue, a deep physical, emotional and spiritual exhaustion accompanied by acute emotional pain. Whereas physicians with burnout adapt to their exhaustion by becoming less empathetic and more withdrawn, compassion-fatigued physicians continue to give themselves fully to their patients, finding it difficult to maintain a healthy balance of empathy and objectivity.”

American Academy of Family Physicians; Overcoming Compassion Fatigue

The telltale signs of secondary trauma are many. The symptoms can appear as physical, mental, or a combination. While we won’t list every possible manifestation of the condition, here are just a few symptoms that could warn us that we are experiencing compassion fatigue.

WebMD lists some of the symptoms as:

  • Mood Swings
  • Detachment From Social Life
  • Feelings of Anxiety or Depression
  • Trouble Concentrating or Feeling Productive
  • Insomnia
  • Addiction
  • Physical Symptoms such as exhaustion, headaches, changes in appetite, and more

How To Avoid Compassion Fatigue

No one wants to experience compassion fatigue; it’s an exhausting condition that can vastly interfere, not just with our work (paid or volunteer), but also wreaks havoc on our personal lives and cut into our social activities or hobbies. But the good news is that, just because you might work around a lot of trauma, you do have options to care for your physical and mental health. There are several ways to be proactive in avoiding the impact of secondary trauma.

The first step in avoiding or treating compassion fatigue is to educate yourself on what the condition is, how it develops, and how it can manifest in your life and body. Since you are reading this article, you’ve already begun the journey: congratulations! Another critical step is to educate yourself on mental health and wellness and learn to prioritize these things in your life. Here are a few helpful tips to accomplish this task.

Learn to be more aware of what your body is communicating to you

Our bodies are magnificent machines and were created to communicate whenever we are approaching our limitations, but we must train ourselves to listen to our bodies’ messages.

For some people, reaching limitations might mean feeling a sense of being tired or needing a rest. For others, it may come in the form of body aches or stomach issues. Learn the language of your body, and it will communicate to you all that you need to know.

Start Journaling

Journaling is an age-old therapeutic measure that has been a favorite for many since humankind learned to put pen to paper. And no wonder! There are many benefits to the practice of journaling:

  • It offers therapeutic release: journaling gives your mind a way to release all of the thoughts that feel too big to process internally. 
  • Journaling mimics the feeling of speaking to a friend: You know you can say anything and everything without fear of judgment. You may just be writing to a blank page, but it is a safe place to put all of your anxieties, frustrations, and concerns that you need to get out of your head. 
  • Journaling is a great way to make sense of whatever is weighing on you: Sometimes, all that is needed is to find a way to articulate what is on our minds, and then the thing that we most need to understand has a way of appearing before us. 

Take Up A New Exercise Routine

Bodies under stress must find a way to move that anxious energy out of their systems. There are many ways to accomplish this:

  • Go for a Long Walk
  • Take up Jogging
  • Join a Dance Class
  • Take Out a New Gym Membership

Not only will the exercise be good for you, but it can also lead to meeting new people, making new friends, and extending your social circle – which has a number of mental health benefits too!

Identify Areas In Your Life That Need Boundaries

People whose hearts are filled with compassion and empathy often struggle to identify when and how to set boundaries. But boundaries are a form of self-care that should not be neglected.

The benefits of boundaries – with people and work – are twofold:

  • They allow us to communicate with those around us about how to be in a relationship with us.
  • They allow us to be the best versions of ourselves in our work by identifying what is healthy to allow in our lives. 

Lean On Loved Ones

Those in helping professions love to give. We love it so much that we struggle to allow others to care for us. We sometimes allow ourselves to believe the lie that we are not worthy of being cared for in our weak moments.

But there is a reason that the Bible tells us not to forsake the gathering together of believers; we were designed to be in community. We are stronger together because we can lean on one another and encourage each other:

And let us consider each other carefully for the purpose of sparking love and good deeds. Don’t stop meeting together with other believers, which some people have gotten into the habit of doing. Instead, encourage each other, especially as you see the day drawing near.

Hebrews 10:24-25, CEB

Seek Out Professional Help

There is no shame in seeing a mental health professional. Like a medical doctor learning to treat the physical body, licensed therapists/counselors receive extensive training to understand how the human mind works, how trauma impacts our lives, and what healing can look like.

Mental health professionals are also excellent resources if you need a neutral party to help you process things in your life. They can also help you determine what you need to thrive in your personal and professional life.

God Cares About Your Mental Health

Compassion fatigue is a regular part of serving professions, but it never has to be a place where one gets stuck. We have many resources within our reach to prevent compassion fatigue or to treat and heal from it when it occurs.

Take care of yourselves, friends. The Creator of Heaven and Earth loves you; you are worth whatever it takes to be well.

As for me, I trust in the Lord. I will be glad and rejoice in your love,     for you saw my affliction     and knew the anguish of my soul. - Psalm 31:6b-7, NIV
Resources: GoodTherapyPsychology Today
Here’s What You need to Know About Mental Health

Here’s What You need to Know About Mental Health

Did you know that May is Mental Health Awareness Month? Mental Health has been an essential part of healthcare for a long time. We now know that trauma and mental health play an important part in physical health outcomes. We are also more aware now than ever, of just how important it is to find ways to care for our mental wellness. 

 Read on to learn more about the connection between mental health and physical health.

How Mental Health Impacts Physical Health

There are many ways in which someone’s mental health can adversely impact physical health. 

Anxiety, for example, can impact one’s ability to get restful sleep. A lack of quality sleep can lead to a weakened immune system. A weakened immune system leaves the body vulnerable to all kinds of illness. 

In a recent article, Registered Nutritionist Rhian Stephenson explained the link between mental and physical health this way:

“Our mental health will also affect how we feel in our body in more obvious ways,”  explained Stephenson. “Sleep health, motivation and energy for exercise, response to exercise and appetite can all be positively and negatively impacted by our emotional state. For example, studies have shown that emotional states such as anxiety and depression can increase insulin resistance, which over time can lead to not only diabetes but increase the risk for other chronic illnesses that are associated with insulin dysregulation.”

Live Science

How Trauma Impacts Growth

In recent years, the impact that mental health has had on physical health has become better understood. With the development of the ACE test, we can predict with near certainty how someone’s health will progress, or deteriorate, over time by assessing the amount of trauma experienced in childhood.

A study done in 2019 by BMC analyzed the survey results from a 1979 survey and determined that ACE results predicted a diabetes diagnosis for women with an ACE score of 2 or higher. Research has also shown that a traumatic childhood is correlated with the development of arthritis.

It isn’t, of course, a failproof method to determine future outcomes. Many variations can determine what happens as a child grows up: Did they have access to mental health tools? Did they have supportive adults in their lives? Did they find a safe environment to heal? The answers to these questions can also help determine the impact of trauma on mental and physical health.

Mental Health in Healthcare Providers

Healthcare workers, such as nurses, doctors, and technicians, aren’t immune to mental health issues. The CDC spells out clearly that mental health stressors have always been a part of the job, even prior to the pandemic. Common stressors include:

  • Intensely stressful and emotional situations in caring for those who are sick
  • Exposure to human suffering and death
  • Unique pressures from relationships with the patient, family members, and employers
  • Working conditions with ongoing risk for hazardous exposures such as infectious diseases, hazardous drugs, and more
  • Demanding physical work and risk of injuries
  • Long and often unpredictably scheduled hours of work. This is often related to as-needed scheduling, unexpected double shifts, and unpredictable intensity of on-call work.
  • Unstable and unpredictable work lives, and financial strain (Source: CDC)

With the added trauma of a worldwide pandemic, statistics are showing that mental distress is going up for healthcare workers. In a recent study that measured the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on healthcare workers, 82% of healthcare workers said they were emotionally exhausted, 70% said they struggled with sleep, and 63% said they dreaded coming to work.

Covid and Mental Health

With the pandemic still going on, mental health is often featured in news headlines. Never before has mental wellness been at the forefront of the world’s mind in quite the same way that it has been these last few years.

With job losses, income loss, and life interruptions, mental wellness issues have begun to spike. Increased isolation due to lockdowns and a constant stream of news at the ready any time we pick up our phones means that anxiety and depression have been increasing at alarming rates. This is particularly true for vulnerable people already at risk for adverse mental health symptoms such as the elderly, the poor, and other marginalized groups.

The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic recession have negatively affected many people’s mental health and created new barriers for people already suffering from mental illness and substance use disorders. During the pandemic, about 4 in 10 adults in the U.S. have reported symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder, a share that has been largely consistent, up from one in ten adults who reported these symptoms from January to June 2019

Kaiser Family Foundation

Mental Health and Missions

Mental health is also an important issue to consider when it comes to the mission field. Missionaries, of course, are not exempt from stress. Indeed, many things on the mission field can be extremely distressing to experience and, if self-care is not a priority, can lead to adverse experiences on this job.

Burn-out, anxiety, and depression are common stressors in the mission field. When you are deep in the work, it can be all too easy to forget to care for your own health too. When everywhere you look is a soul who needs Jesus or a child who needs clean water or medical attention, it’s easy to forget your own needs in the process. This is when mental health tends to become a struggle. 

“Research confirms that 94% of missionaries experience trauma on the field with 86% being exposed to multiple incidents; yet, only half of these individuals reported suffering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms.  Of those surveyed, 43% developed a diagnosable mental disorder.”

Robert Bagley, “Trauma and Traumatic Stress Among Missionaries,” Journal of Psychology and Theology
31, no. 2

With these types of numbers, it is absolutely essential to consider mental health as a part of self-care when it comes to serving in the mission field. Having a safe community of people to turn to for support is of the utmost importance. Seeking out professional help from qualified therapists should be encouraged.

The more we understand mental health, the better off our work as the servants of the Living God will be.

What Can We Do?

First, it’s important to note that mental health struggles are a normal part of life and there is nothing shameful about them. Everyone experiences some amount of trauma that needs processing. Everyone also goes through some form of grief, depression, or anxiety. 

Even Jesus wept

If you suspect that you have been struggling with any aspect of your mental health, please reach out to a trained professional who can help you assess and come up with a treatment plan.

If you have a loved one or a friend who struggles with their mental health, be a support for them. Let them know they are safe in your presence to speak about their feelings and experiences. And always encourage them to seek out professional help when it is needed.

And lastly: whether you are on the mission field or not, remember to prioritize your self-care. Get lots of rest, exercise regularly, and eat food that is nutritious for your body. Don’t forget to surround yourself with a supportive community that you can trust and lean on when you need them.

Mental Health Foundation
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Of Good Report

Of Good Report

Once you decide you want to learn more and you go through the process of signing up and preparing to go, you will be so excited and joyful about the work you may do, that you wish the first day would arrive. Multiple things in life may compete for your focus till then. We would like to share three ways to focus on things of good report that will help keep the joy and excitement fresh while we wait.

Whatever is True, Whatever is Noble

Philippians 4:8 is one of the most encouraging Bible verses. It contains so much simple wisdom we can continue following every day.

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.” Philippians 4:8 (NIV)

When we consider what we do as medical missions volunteers through the perspective of “whatever is true, whatever is noble”, we find we are able to think upon what God is doing already that we don’t know that is of good report. He has always done amazing things for us and with us. We can turn our focus to the opportunities around us to do good. Also, we can be thankful for the many ways we will get to serve again as we hope to one day.

Whatever is Pure, Whatever is Lovely

Medical professionals and volunteers are not immune to having a bad day. Everyone experiences moments of being annoyed or tired, for example, especially when multiple things simultaneously go differently than planned.

Before you are under such pressure is a great time to think about what strategies you might employ. Think of it like a tool in your self-care kit. One way to do this is that when ugly thoughts enter your mind, immediately evict them with opposing thoughts of what is pure and what is lovely.

For example, if you are working and suddenly find yourself concerned about how long it is taking to receive your passport in the mail, think about how wonderful it will be to present your new passport to the ticket agent one day. Think of the smiling face of a patient who has just received a good report. Consider the people in a community washing their hands in clean new water. There is so much good news to take note of each day!

Whatever is Admirable

The new year has begun, and with it come new opportunities to grow and use your gifts to spread the good news of Jesus and help provide basic health care in places where people are unable to access it. You can do this at home or where you work while you wait to go on a medical missions trip. All around you are valuable ways to make a difference. You can partner with someone who is already in another country, donate to them, help them brainstorm, or partner with people who are doing this too. You can donate to nearby groups or causes, volunteer to help someone where you are, start a blog, or do many things!

We believe every person has so much valuable experience to share, and we are thankful if you are interested in volunteering with us. We’ve seen many good things happen! Also, we are thankful for you however you join our endeavors to bring health, hope, and healing to parts of the world where people are unable to obtain basic medical care. While some difficult things such as COVID-19 are going on in the world today, there are also many good things going on in the world today too! It’s a big decision at times to focus on things of good report, but if you choose it, it’s also truly amazing! It will positively impact your life and the lives of others forever.

Want to stay updated and encouraged by live testimonies and hope-filled posts? The Mission Partners For Christ Facebook page is updated daily with new things!

3 Scriptures to Pray from This Summer

3 Scriptures to Pray from This Summer

It is easy to become used to dealing with whatever comes up during the moment. What will I need to do tomorrow to make next week more productive? What actions do I need to take to be ready for this big event several months ahead? Inwardly we know God has it all worked out though. We can rest like one who sleeps in the wind because the work is already done. Everything that is going on in the world today has already been envisioned and lovingly provided for by God. Even that thing–yes! We have found it can help to focus on scripture or words that are inspired by God when we pray or make plans.

We believe that life is filled with blessings and opportunities to both be blessed and a blessing to others. Our upcoming trip to Benin is one possible way, and we know it’s on a lot of hearts. With that in mind, we gathered three scriptures to pray from and keep close to you this summer as you move toward autumn and all that it requires.

Scripture: Galatians 6:9

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

These types of scriptures encourage us that we are not at the end of a thing while we go through it. God hears your prayers. He sees your tears and senses your concerns. You are not alone right now or when you go on your upcoming mission trip. Right now is an excellent time to press in and see that the Lord is so good! As we continue faithfully committed to the work at hand, we are assured that God is with us, and all will work out in a way we could not have imagined. Missions work is hard work, and it is worth it!

Scripture: Romans 10:13-15

“For ‘everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’ How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!’”

God has always intended for us to be missions-minded in one way or another, even before the fall of Adam and Eve. The way we do this now since that fall did happen, is through all the opportunities we create so we can live in a way that others see God’s love at work. We share the gospel in Treasures, on social media. Whenever we share a testimonial, scriptures, or get into a conversation that invites this encouragement. We share it when we live out our faith in giving of our time, resources, energy, and prayers. Our hands, feet, and mouths are made for this. Hearts and minds can be full of joy and hope as we look forward to all the ways we will be a part of the blessings others receive all over the world as we serve and love with our lives.

Scripture: Joshua 1:9

“Haven’t I commanded you: be strong and courageous? Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”

We can be sure of our heavenly Father lighting the way at all times. He cares about what is going on globally. The intricate details of each personal need, hope, or dream matter to Him. He knows the best way to accomplish every goal. He knows what it will take for every person to be strengthened, encouraged, and active in the service into which they are called. We can be courageous and take action even when we are unsure of what to expect because we know God is God. He is with us and for us wherever we go.

Are you considering going on a mission’s trip?

If you’re new to praying from scriptures, one way to do it is to change some of the words into a prayer. For example, if you pray from Galatians 6:9, you could reflect on the scripture and pray how you usually pray. You could say “I will not grow weary in doing good. When the time is right, I will reap a harvest if I do not give up!”

If you’ve been thinking about joining a medical missions team, check out information on our upcoming medical mission trip to Benin. If you’re interested in learning more about our current upcoming 2021 destinations, have a look here. Do you need some questions answered before you say yes? We’d love to answer your questions about joining our team. Click here to submit your question via our contact page. We look forward to hearing from you!