Things To Know Regarding Mission Trips

By Peter Gray

There are countries which majority of its people are living in poverty and experiencing hardships when compared to the rest of the world. They lack enough access on basic human needs which the government has a hard time providing to them because of lacking resources available. Health and education needs are inadequately met which makes surviving hard and the opportunities for improvement of their lives are lesser.

Volunteers around the world could help in solving these problems and the families who are experiencing them. The Vietnam mission trips are among the many opportunities present in traveling and living in a foreign land while helping the indigenous people there. Vietnam, located in Southeast Asia, is a communist country which starting to recover from its experience in hardship due to the war.

For most people, agriculture is the major source of income although other industries such as manufacturing as well as information technologies are growing. This is now possible because of this country being open to trading with others after the embargo on trading was lifted. Economic situations have been steadily improving but most citizens have not felt the results of this yet.

There are many forms of mission trips being done into the country and this usually includes assistance in education and healthcare. Different organizations are the ones responsible for making these things possible by inviting volunteers, which pay the fees using their own money, and donations from those who want to help. Visa and airfare must be prepared by the volunteers themselves because the fees include only the accommodations and transportation within the country.

Medical missions are done with professionals in the field of medicine to give the best service possible. They would do check up on various kind of health conditions that may be affecting the people in there. They would also be giving out medicines and treating anyone they can with the best of their abilities and what the available equipment could allow them.

They also address specific conditions such as the inability to see clearly and eyeglasses are given to remedy this. Dental check ups that help them improve their teeth are also done and dentures are given to the people who need it too. Walking aids like wheelchairs are given to disabled persons to help them move around.

Educating them on certain fields and skills that could be used in improving the condition of their lives is given. They are being taught by the volunteers how to speak English and skills such as swimming to help them survive being in the water. This is because drowning is one of the top causes of death for children in Vietnam and having swimming skills improve their chances of living.

Fun activities are also included in the missions to have leisure with others such as picnics, going to the beach and watching movies. Relationships and friendship will be created and improved with these activities. It is also the time the volunteers can relax and enjoy the place.

Being able to join these missions might make you a better person and you can experience new things. Helping other people improve their lives are possible through these. This is also better with friends and family to share the wonderful experience with.

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