Your experience is not over when you get home. Any short term missions experience has the potential to bring significant lifelong transformation to a participant. We want participants to have an opportunity to ask “What’s next? How do I take what I’ve learned and apply it at home in a loving and productive way?” Having an intentional time of team debrief is an important aspect of the transformation process. Your team leader and your Regional Mobilizer will set up a time for the team to meet for intentional debrief shortly after you return to North America.
At the end of your assignment, your team will have an intentional time of processing your experience face-to-face with team members and your host missionaries, while you are still on the field. This is an essential aspect of closing off your experience and your relationships with team members, host missionaries, and the culture in a healthy way.