Thank you for your time of service as a CVM Short-Term Mission Participant! We are grateful for your heart to serve and would love to hear your reflections - encouragements, challenges, and questions. You may have had a mountaintop experience or may have come home feeling confused or uncertain about the impacts on the local community and your role in it. All of these feelings are normal in returning home and we hope that these questions help you process through them.

Your feedback is valuable to CVM as we seek to help our short-term mission participants to make a long-term impact in the communities they serve.

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* 1. Short-Term Missions Participation

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* 2. Dates of your mission trip:

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* 3. In what location did you serve? Who was your in-country host?

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* 4. How did you hear about this trip?

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* 5. Do you think you will go on another short-term mission trip?

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* 6. What would be the biggest deterrent keeping you from participating in another short-term trip in the future?

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* 7. Would you recommend going on this trip to a colleague?

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* 8. As you reflect on your trip, please give your best estimate for your team on the following categories to help CVM assess the impact of our trips:

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* 9. How effective were these aspects of your trip while you were serving?

  Not done Not effective Barely effective Effective Very effective Highly effective N/A
Blending of faith and veterinary practice
On the ground facilitation by trip leader
Daily debrief with team
Preparation by in-country host

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* 10. What do you wish you had known prior to this trip?

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* 11. What was the most challenging aspect of your trip?

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* 12. Please share an encouraging story or experience from your trip that impacted you, or something positive that you learned.

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* 13. How was your faith impacted as a result of this short-term missions service?

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* 14. What next steps of faith is God calling you to as a result of this trip? How can CVM support, encourage, and equip you for these next steps?

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* 15. Would you be interested in serving as a Trip Leader in the future?

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* 16. Are you interested in long-term service in missions?

Thank you for your thoughtful reflections. Please know that we are praying with and for you as you return home. If you would like to discuss this in more detail or if there is more information you would like to provide about your experience, know that we are available.

Blessings to you as you return home.

The CVM Short-Term Missions Office
206-546-7344
shortterm@cvm.org

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