Our staff is taking all necessary precautions to ensure the health and safety of all our teams and partners around the globe. We are prayerfully engaging in US and International mission trips. Each trip has some unique aspects in order to comply with the US and local covid recommendations and restrictions. These requirements are always subject to change. The Missions staff is monitoring these changes closely as we mobilize Houston’s First for missions. One expectation we currently have is that all international mission trip participants will need to be vaccinated. This is not the policy of Houston’s First, but rather the policy of the countries we visit and through which we will transit in these trips.
We encourage members of Houston’s First to participate in the worldwide missions movement. To make that possible, we have an established process for joining a mission team or project.
Once a decision has been made for you to join a specific team, you will receive an email from FOCUS Missions that provides you with a link to be on the team. This is where you will electronically sign waivers and complete your paperwork for your upcoming trip.
We encourage every person to own a passport. The passport cost and visa fees are not included in your team overall cost unless otherwise noted. You can apply to a team prior to securing a passport. If you own a passport, please review it to make sure you have plenty of blank pages (a minimum of 4-5 pages when traveling internationally with multiple stops). Also, verify the expiration date of your passport is six (6) months beyond the date of return to the United States.
If your trip leaves in eight (8) weeks or less and you have not applied for a new passport, please contact the Missions staff or team leader for information on how to expedite your passport.
All team meetings are required unless providentially hindered. Attendance at these will usually be on a Sunday following morning church worship services. These are led by the team leader.