The registration for any mission trip is sent by email through the CMANA email database approximately 3 to 4 months prior to the mission date. The deadline for registration for most mission trips is usually 2 months prior to the mission date. After registration, the mission trip leader will contact the members to start the organization. Members of the trip are encouraged at that time to make their travel reservations. Also, the leader will start connecting the mission health care provider with the corresponding local health providers in the mission country to start communicating on kind of patients to be seen, supplies needed and procedures to be expected. The mission leader will also ensure that the members will comply with the required visa application (if needed in advance), licensing requirements as well as vaccines that are needed for the trip.
At the onset of the trip, most members travel from their home country or states to meet in the capital of the country we are serving on defined start date of the trip. We do not encourage late arrivals, however we can accommodate if needs arise. After arrival and settling in, a briefing session is usually conducted with all members of the team to start the week of service in good preparation.
In general, the Health care providers will start the service in their respective hospitals/clinics. Concurrently the service/evangelism/fellowship service teams start their mission service to the orphanages, homeless sites or spiritual service areas they are assigned to. As a rule all medical and spiritual services are done in conjunction with local providers/servants from the local country. We rarely conduct these services alone.
In most trips we finish the services within the week of service on Friday or Saturday. In some trips there is an excursion trip for relaxation and leisure for 1 to 2 days after the service is performed. This is optional and members of the mission can choose to return back to their countries upon completion of the service week and not participate in this leisure activity.