Helpful Links

Categories  

Resource Directories  

www.mrd.org
One site that serves as an "information lobby" available missions resources on the web

www.missionaryresources.org
Contains articles, links, and phone numbers for a lot of resources, also allows missionaries from around the world to contribute resources.  There is a downloadable PDF version of The Missionary Resources Handbook, an 80 page booklet covering much of the material on the website.

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Travel and Shipping  

www.raptim.com
WordWide Witness has often worked with Overseas Express, a subsidiary of Raptim in the DFW area. The mission of Raptim International Travel is "to facilitate and coordinate travel arrangements for church and humanitarian workers."
Contact: nikki@raptimusa.com

www.mtstravel.com
The largest mission related travel firm in the US and uses its size to negotiate special-fare contracts.  They have updated information regarding visas and passports.

www.cdc.gov/travel/destinat.htm
Details safety conditions and more for each country.

www.worldairportguide.net
Provides detailed information on the facilities offered by the world's major airports.

www.dmsvisainternational.com
The leading company in obtaining travel documents through the passport office, US Secretary of State, and foreign consular offices.  Includes many downloadable visa forms.

www.traveldocs.com
Provides downloadable visa applications and visa requirements for almost every conceivable country worldwide.

www.soyouwanna.com/site/syws/planetix/planetix.html
A secular website that explains how airlines set their prices, outlines the benefits of online bookings and travel agencies, and other service providers.

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Finance and Insurance  

http://www.xe.com/ucc/full.shtml
Universal currency converter featuring up-to-the-minute rates on every known world currency. 

www.mastercard.com/atmlocator/index.jsp
Search for ATM machines in the region you visit, whether you use Visa or MasterCard.

Short term health insurance options:

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Communications and Technology  

www.countrycallingcodes.com
Provides calling codes for every country worldwide with instructions on making international calls.

www.speedypin.com/phone/cards
Offers a variety of phone card recommendations based on location.

www.pincity.com
Virtual calling card system.

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Health and Safety  

www.cdc.gov/travel/destinat.htm
etails health concerns and vaccination requirements for 18 world regions, with links to more info.

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Practical Advice  

www.askamissionary.com
For the questions you never knew you'd have to ask, this site allows you to ask experienced missionaries anything you need to know and distributes a monthly newsletter.

http://www.mislinks.org
Provides links on topics such as Church Planting, Evangelism, Fundraising, Member Care, MK Web Links, News Sources, and Short Term Missions.

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