FAQs

Parent Concerns

Does RIM accommodate special dietary needs?


All meals are arranged in advance and prepared by local cooks to incorporate local cuisine. For this reason, RIM does not offer specialized meal options (such as vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan, paleo, low-carb, etc). If you have a medically necessary dietary need, you will need to pack supplementary food items in your checked luggage. Please call RIM with any questions or concerns.




What if I’m a picky eater?


You’ll quickly learn that missions is about flexibility and willingness to leave your comfort zone. All participants should be prepared to smile and eat what is set before them in order to be culturally sensitive and to not offend our hosts or cooks. Relationships are more important than preferences!





Miami Training

When and where is training?


All PARTICIPANTS on a standard RIM summer mission trip MUST attend training in Miami. This training takes place at a hotel during the first two days of your trip. All RIM LEADERS (including PDs, TLs and MAs) have an additional two days of training in Miami prior to the start of the trip. Leadership training is by invitation only




What will I do at training?


Through a variety of teachers, trainers and hands-on activities, you will learn: evangelism strategies, ministry tools (drama, English camp, etc.), team building, and tips for spiritual survival on the mission field. You will also experience praise and worship, teaching and discipleship alongside your teammates and other teams headed to locations around the world. It’s an incredibly awesome, life-changing two days!




What do I do at the airport?


Two weeks before your trip, you’ll receive a t-shirt in the mail, which you wear to Miami. RIM Staff wearing the same t-shirt will meet you at your baggage claim within a few minutes of your arrival. They will escort you to the hotel shuttle, settle you in your hotel room, introduce you to your team leaders and provide a schedule for training. You do not need to arrange your own hotel or transportation. RIM will provide these for you. RIM also provides all your meals, beginning with dinner on arrival day.




Can my parents drive me?


Yes! If you are local to Miami, your family may drive you straight to the hotel instead of the airport, and your parents are welcome to meet your leaders. They can stay with you until 5pm, and then it’ll be time to say goodbye. Please make sure to indicate your plans to drive instead of fly on your domestic travel form at least 30 days in advance of your trip.





Deadlines

Does RIM accommodate special dietary needs?


All meals are arranged in advance and prepared by local cooks to incorporate local cuisine. For this reason, RIM does not offer specialized meal options (such as vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan, paleo, low-carb, etc). If you have a medically necessary dietary need, you will need to pack supplementary food items in your checked luggage. Please call RIM with any questions or concerns.




What if I’m a picky eater?


You’ll quickly learn that missions is about flexibility and willingness to leave your comfort zone. All participants should be prepared to smile and eat what is set before them in order to be culturally sensitive and to not offend our hosts or cooks. Relationships are more important than preferences!





Dietary Restrictions

Does RIM accommodate special dietary needs?


All meals are arranged in advance and prepared by local cooks to incorporate local cuisine. For this reason, RIM does not offer specialized meal options (such as vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan, paleo, low-carb, etc). If you have a medically necessary dietary need, you will need to pack supplementary food items in your checked luggage. Please call RIM with any questions or concerns.




What if I’m a picky eater?


You’ll quickly learn that missions is about flexibility and willingness to leave your comfort zone. All participants should be prepared to smile and eat what is set before them in order to be culturally sensitive and to not offend our hosts or cooks. Relationships are more important than preferences!





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