It’s Not All About Going


Many of us feel God’s nudging to GO on a short-term mission’s trip. Seeing ministry in action, engaging with a new culture of people, learning how God is working and sharing Jesus with others can be incredibly exciting. Sign me up! But, what about those of us who don’t get that nudge, who don’t feel the need to go? Is a short-terms mission’s trip out of the question? Absolutely not.

It takes more than the go’ers for short-term mission’s trips to be successful.

TELL – Advocating for a team or team member is vital to gathering a community of supporters to send a team. Family members, pastors, church mission’s committees and friends are often more than willing to tell others about your trip and surround you with prayer and financial support. Those who share the message of missions help extend the great commission while being a huge blessing to the team.

SEND – The senders mobilize the team by giving financially and helping to raise funds beyond even their own contributions. They think-outside-the-box for ideas to raise financial support for the team and see a vision to send and support.

PRAY – Arguably the most important part of any team is ongoing prayer. An army of prayer warriors around your team plays a vital role in asking God to prepare the team, keep the team safe, further the mission and share the joy of Jesus.

We can all do our part to open up God’s Kingdom to people around the world by going, telling, sending and praying!

If you would like to be part of a short-term mission team in any capacity, contact us at


Save-the-Date … Nov. 4!

This year’s banquet is centered around the theme of teamwork. Team CWO consists of not only our staff and missionaries, but also our donors, prayer partners and all those who volunteer and help us get the word out about CWO. Team CWO is you!

27Alassane and Dina Compaore will give us a first-hand update on all the ministries in Burkina Faso. They will tell us about the new class of Village of Opportunity students and the Mobile Clinic. And find out about the upcoming short-term trip in January 2017.

Jerry Schemmel has an amazing faith story and understands what it means to be part of a team. Whether he’s calling the action at the Colorado Rockies baseball games, cycling to raise money for his numerous interests or coaching, Jerry knows all about teamwork!

The details –
Friday, November, 4, 2016
Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows
6:00pm – Social Hour
7:00pm – Dinner & Program

Enjoy a casual tailgate-like meal, time to connect with other CWO team members and much more! Watch for RSVP information coming soon!