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Mission Trips And The Zika Virus

If you lead mission trips and travel for your church or ministry, it is very likely you've already gotten a bunch of questions, and even concern about the Zika Virus. It is important to know how to answer those questions and to answer them with informed and accurate information.

Dr. J. Scott Ries has a great article about the Zika Virus and those considering serving on a mission trip with their church or organization in 2016.

Here is an excerpt:

Do you have plans to go on a mission trip to Central or South America this year?
Me too.

In just a couple of weeks, I will be leading a medical missions team into the heart of Zika infested Central America.

For almost 20 years, I have been working with national partners in several countries, preparing the way for teams to serve and minister to the needs of the poorest of the poor.

But this year, something is different. A new concern has arisen, and mosquito-borne anxiety is sweeping the world.

By some estimates, nearly 2 million Americans are planning to serve on a missions trip of some form this year. If you are one of them, and plan to head to Zika-land this year, you would be wise to stay well informed.

What’s the Big Deal?

Read the rest from Dr. Ries' website HERE


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