I understand that by going on a mission trip in partnership with the Board of World Mission, that I am expected to represent the BWM and Moravian community respectfully.
I agree to conduct myself according to Jesus’s teachings of faith, hope and love. I will keep in mind the Moravian motto, “In Essentials Unity, In Non-Essentials Liberty, In All Things Love.”
I will be respectful of the culture that I am entering. I understand that I am an outsider and I may not understand the social customs and norms of the mission destination. I will approach new opportunities with an open mind and encourage my team to do the same.
I understand that an important part of the mission experience is telling my story to others when I return home. I agree to keep a journal of my experiences—this includes not only daily activities, but also my feelings throughout the day. I agree to speak for congregations and groups if asked and will assist my team members if they are asked.
I will use this opportunity to grow as a Christian, build relationships, and promote love.