Let’s talk about three things you can do to ensure next year’s mission trips go even more smoothly than this past summer’s. No, we can’t guarantee there won’t be sickness—viral, bacterial, home, or other. And there’s really no way to ensure everyone gets along and goes to sleep at a reasonable hour. However, you have a chance right now to leverage the passion and momentum that will launch you into the next year of mission trips, or you can drop it and move to the next thing… and start from scratch again next year. So here are a few simple steps you can take to make sure what you learned this year and the momentum you have in these post-mission trip weeks isn’t lost before you begin planning for next year!