Getting Started

Below are the key topics covered in the checklist.  If at any time you have questions related to the topics, please contact the HR Team at [email protected] or 1-800-THE-WORD Ext. 404.  We are here to assist you as you prepare for your ministry overseas.

We also want to support you in Prayer.

Country Information (by Region)




  • Use information found in the Country Info
  • We often recommend Travel Docs for purchasing visas
  • Passport Booth is one app that you can use to take your own passport or visa photos. Also local shipping centers and drug stores often offer this service for a fee.



  • Seek advice from your Doctor
  • Review recommendations in the country information and also at the CDC website
  • Travel Immunizations or physicals – Passport Health
    • Contracted Prices (They do not take insurance, but you can pay directly or give them your ministry account number to charge)

Purchase plane tickets

Evacuation Insurance