Mack & Leeanns Guide to Short-Term Missions
By J. Mack and Leeann Stiles
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As a husband-and-wife team, Mack and Leeann Stiles have led at least a dozen
short-term (two-month) mission trips in the past 14 years to Kenya, the Middle
East and Central America. Their practical advice learned from sometimes
embarrassing lessons can benefit anyone with a missions mentality who is
planning to travel abroad.
Focusing on short-term mission trips, the Stiles book is in most respects a
guide. However, it does not deal with visa applications or what immunizations
to get when going overseas. Instead, they cover foundational principles,
developing critical cross-cultural skills and dealing with partnerships and
Although written before September 11, 2001, the Stileses cover the element
of risk associated with travel to Third World countries. Warnings regarding
cultural differences and PQTs (prior question of trust) are valuable
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