A rule of thumb for GO Teams is that you should prepare to ‘un-plug’ in the field. Practically speaking, not all locations have regular access to internet or telecommunication services. Your Team Leader will make a plan with our partners for the team to submit blogs to our website as much as possible from the field so that your friends, family, support and prayer teams can keep up with what God is doing through you. Your Team Leader and missionary partners will also be able to communicate with the Compassion Outreach Staff by phone should there be a need to notify loved ones of anything in the field. You too will be provided with a phone number that your loved ones can call should they need to connect with you immediately in the field through our staff.
However, regardless of your ability to connect with those back home, we strongly recommend that you consecrate this time to the Lord. You will find that disconnecting from the ‘noise’ of our culture as well as the day to day responsibilities of your life will allow you to connect with God and others in a deeper and more transformational way. This investment in your personal relationship with Christ is the best thing you could offer those you love!