On the trip to Israel with WMA you will spend most of the time in Northern Galilee in the city of Kiryat Shmona on the border with Lebanon, where we partner with local churches in evangelism, intercessory prayer, women’s ministry, men’s ministry and other outreaches.  The pastor, who was born into traditional Judaism and converted to Christianity, will train our team on the specifics of sharing Christ with the Jewish people. You will visit local kibbutzim and interact with the community in building relationships and prayer and the Russian Jewish immigrants, many of whom are survivors of the Holocaust.  On Friday you will take part in the Shabbat service at the local church and have time of fellowship and a shabbat meal with the congregation. 

The prayer ministry will take place on Golan Heights and other strategic border areas, where we will also have opportunities to pray for the Israeli soldiers.

Some of the areas that you will visit during the prayer walks in Galilee are Capernaum, Tabgha (place of the miracle of the multiplication of loaves and fishes), Mount of Beatitudes and others.  You will also have a time of worship and communion on the boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. 

The final 2 days in Israel will be spent doing a prayer walk around Jerusalem, led by an experienced Christian tour guide.  There will be a significant amount of walking done by the team on these two days.

Please consider your health and physical condition, as we do not want you to miss out on the incredible spiritual heritage of Jerusalem.

Among other sites, you will visit the Mount of Olives and the Garden of Gethsemane, Mount Zion and the Room of the Last Supper, the house of high priest, Caiaphas, the Pool of Bethesda, the Jewish Quarter and the Western Wall on day one.  On day two, we will visit Temple
Mount, the South Temple stage, the city of David, Siloam source and the Garden Tomb.

A Facebook group reserved for those who are both committed to and also seriously considering being a part of the WMA mission team to Israel has been created.

This is the perfect place to stay up to date on information about the mission as well as get acquainted with the WMA staff and other team members prior to the trip. Please feel free to have conversations, post questions and give each other feedback.

We highly recommend you join. To do so just click the button below which takes you to the group page then you will need to click on the “Join Group” button and wait for notification that your request to join has been approved.

Click the link to request to join the Israel 2022 Facebook group:p https://www.facebook.com/groups/152111616823091

The cost of the Israel trip is $2400 (Due by 8/12/22)
Includes: lodging, 3 meals/day, ground transportation, itinerary planning and translator services. This fee does not include airfare. Our office can assist you with booking your flight out of your home airport and connect you with other travelers along the way.

The price for this trip is currently $2400, however due to inflation, may have to be increased. If you’d like to hold a spot on the 2022 Israel trip, you can do so with a $200 deposit. As long as your deposit is received prior to any announced price increases, we will honor the $2400 price.

Click the link to make a trip payment https://rfwma.org/make-a-trip-payment/

A deposit of $200 is required to secure your spot on the team. Your deposit is nonrefundable, but will be applied to the total amount due which is $2400, due by 8/12/2022.  

The price for this trip is currently $2400, however due to inflation, may have to be increased. If you’d like to hold a spot on the 2022 Israel trip, you can do so with a $200 deposit. As long as your deposit is received prior to any announced price increases, we will honor the $2400 price.

EXCEPTION: for first time travelers with WMA who are still in the application process please note, the deposit is refundable if your application cannot be approved. 

Please read our full cancellation policy, including information about deposits and refunds

Click the link to make your deposit https://rfwma.org/make-a-trip-payment/

If you need to raise funds for your mission trip to Israel, here is how we suggest you get started.

1.Read Our E-book 10 Great Ways to Fundraise for Your Mission Trip. You can download it here

2. Send A Support Letter to everyone you know and ask them to send it to everyone they know. Remember to include a link in your emails and online posts to our “Give” page https://rfwma.org/give/ or to your personal fundraising page if you set one up so it’s very easy for those the Lord prompts to support your mission trip to give. We will send you updates on any donations that come in for your trip. Below is the support letter template we’ve written for the Israel 2022 trip. It’s completely editable and you may use it however you’d like to get the word out about the opportunity you have to join this mission and how anyone who wants to can support in prayer and financially.

Dear Friends & Family
I have been invited to be part of a unique mission trip to Israel, September 6-16, 2022 with World Missions Alliance. We will travel to the “apple of God’s eye”, the nation of Israel on a strategic intercessory prayer mission.
This trip will be very different from the traditional sightseeing tours to Israel and some parts of our mission I am not at liberty to disclose, but I will be excited to share with you upon my return.
World Missions Alliance has been strategically placed by God in the world’s “hot spots” at this most crucial time in history. They were among the first ministries in the former Soviet Union upon the break of the Iron Curtain. World Missions Alliance was the first Christian mission organization to receive official permission from the Chinese Government to share the Gospel in 1999.
I am writing to ask for your help in two areas. First and foremost, I ask you to pray for the success of this trip. We have already begun planning ministry activities, getting passports, purchasing airplane tickets, etc. We need God’s guidance in every aspect of this trip. So your prayers are extremely important.
Next, I am asking you to consider helping financially if God leads you. I truly believe the Lord is directing this mission and your money will be sown into very fertile soil. Upon our return, I will be excited to share with you about the Harvest that will be yours as well. I need $2400 for expenses there (hotel, food, transportation, cost of interpreters, etc..)  and my flight cost of approximately $1000.
Your gift is tax deductible and checks should be made out to World Missions Alliance (or WMA) and designated as the missionary support in my name.  You can send the funds to me or directly to World Missions Alliance at the address below, or give online at https://rfwma.org/give/
Any amount will be a huge help and will make you a vital part of winning souls for Christ in Israel.
Thanks for taking time to read this and thanks in advance for your support. You will be a vital part of everything God will do in Israel. I can’t wait to share with you the incredible account of this mission!
God bless!
World Missions Alliance
PO Box 1067,
Branson West, MO 65737
Website: www.rfwma.org
(Your Name Here

3. Personal Fundraising Page on the WMA Website

With an approved application and $200 deposit you will be given a direct link to a personal fundraising page on our website which can be easily shared in your letters, emails and social media posts regarding fundraising for your mission trip.  Please contact Denise at 417-231-4131 or [email protected] to request a personal fundraising page. 

Get acquainted with the country God’s called you to.

Here are some fun and interesting facts you may not have known about Israel:

  • Israel declared independence in 1948, becoming its own state, or nation.
  • Israel declared Jerusalem its capital in 1950.
  • Since its establishment, and even stretching back as far as biblical times, Israel has experienced conflict with its neighbors, mainly Arab and Muslim countries, and Palestinians living in Israeli-occupied territories.
  • Israel is about the size of New Jersey with a population of over 8-million people.
  • Israeli money is known as the New Israel Shekel (NIS), and is nearly 4 (3.77) shekels to every $1 USD.
  • Ever wondered if the glue on Israel’s stamps is kosher? It is!
  • There are also kosher McDonald’s.
  • The average age of most Israelis is around 30 years old, but Israelis also have higher life expectancies than North Americans. Interestingly enough, Israelis have the highest life expectancy at birth worldwide.
  • Israel has more museums per capita than any other country in the world.
  • Around 75% of Israeli population is Jewish; the remaining 25% of its ethnic heritage is made up of primarily Arabs.
  • As one may conclude from the previous fact, 75% of the Israeli population practices Judaism as a religion, and while 17.5% are Muslim, only 2% identify as Christian.
  • While Israel welcomes tourists and individuals seeking spiritual pilgrimage, entering as a Christian missionary or evangelist is not welcomed by the Israeli government; deportation can occur. Radical Jewish and Muslim groups have also caused dangerous situations for Christian missionaries and evangelists throughout the years.
  • Economically speaking, Israel is considered a wealthy country. However, many of the Israelis still suffer from poverty with roughly 35.5% of Israeli families living below the poverty line.
  • Israel has two official languages, Hebrew and Arabic, but many other languages, including English, are spoken and taught in schools.
  • In many Israeli bus stops, you can find a box for tzedakah (charitable giving).
  • Geography has had a large influence on Israel cuisine. Foods common in the Mediterranean region, such as olives, wheat, chickpeas, dairy products, fish, and vegetables such as tomatoes, eggplants, and zucchini are prominent in Israeli cuisine. Fresh fruits and vegetables are plentiful in Israel and are cooked and served in many ways.
  • The Dead Sea in Israel is the lowest point on earth, at 1,315 feet below sea level at its lowest point.
  • Children love playing with and collecting marbles and the most widely played sport in Israel is “football” or soccer.

Click HERE to download and print the Israel packing list

Practical travel tips to help make your mission trip smooth and efficient:

Travel Documents 

1. Is your passport up to date?  Do you have a passport?  I personally believe that once you have asked Jesus into your heart, you should follow up with water baptism. After you have been baptized, you should be given: a towel to dry off; and a passport application.   If you are a US Citizen and don’t have an up to date passport, start by filling out the proper form.   Detailed instructions are found at: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/apply-renew-passport/how-to-apply.html

Form Used For
  1. Does the country you wish to visit require an entrance visa?  (Remember visa requirements differ based on the passport you are traveling with.  If you are living in USA but hold a Bolivian passport you will follow the procedures for a Bolivian citizen). 
  2. Once you have completed the proper application process for your travel documentation you will need to get there. 

Air Travel Tips

Most places we travel require air travel.  This can be tricky, unless money is no object.  We will go over some basic tricks to get a comfortable flight.  Know this, the best procedure today may not even work tomorrow.  Nothing we say will be in stone.  This will just get you started.  Creative thinking is the key.  

  1. Start with a flight search engine that searches many airlines.  I use Kayak.com and google.com/flights.  There are many others.  None are always the best.  Anyone can find the best route at the lowest price on one itinerary.  I have found Kayak and google are consistently good, so I would start there and experiment with others as you go. 
  2. Where do you wish to end up?  If you are flying to Paris or Moscow scheduling is pretty straight forward.  Start with your local airport and enter the airport you wish to fly to. 
  3. Small airport destinations become a little tricky since major carriers don’t fly there.  Trick, find the airport website.  Small airports generally list the incoming and departing flight schedules.  Work backward.  Find out from which airports flights depart to arrive at the airport you wish to go.  Then look for flights into that airport.  You may have to buy two tickets.  A round trip to that intermediary airport.  And the second-round trip from the intermediary airport to your destination.  There are many variations here.  Including open jaw (where there is a gap somewhere in the round-trip itinerary.  Example: ORD to AMM outbound and BEY to ORD return.  Here you have another flight from AMM to BEY.  This can get complicated but can save some money, with a risk.  If the flight on your first ticket is delayed or canceled and causes you to misconnect to your flight on your second ticket you are at the mercy of the airline.  They can have mercy and book you on the next flight, charge you a change fee and book you on the next flight or force you to buy another ticket.  If you chose to use two or more tickets be sure to get insurance.  Some credit cards cover you automatically.  But verify before you purchase the ticket. 
  4. Search with the three-digit airport code used by IATA (international association of travel agents) you can find the airport code list here http://www.airportcodes.org/
  5. Be careful of what countries you transfer in.  If you change planes in a country that requires a visa and you get stranded, you will not be allowed to leave the airport.  For U.S. citizens Russia and India are two that require visas to leave the airport.  It is a good idea to check if there is a hotel in the terminal.  Find out where the hotel is located and how much the rooms are.  Sometimes they are reasonable. 
  6. There is no apparent logic for the airline prices.  If you find a good schedule with a fair price book it and don’t check prices again.  Airline prices change faster than the stock market.  I have had an airline ticket go up $800 during lunch.  I have also had a ticket go down by almost that much after I purchased the ticket.  Don’t let this fluctuation stress you out.  It is a fact of life.  Your goal is to get to your destination safely. 
  7. Check all airports you are willing to drive to.  Sometimes very surprising fares or better schedules come from the unexpected areas
  8. Schedule.  This is a person preference.  I prefer a two to four-hour layover in an overseas connecting flights.  You will go through security which takes time and planes are often late.  When returning you must clear passport and customs.  Allow a minimum of 90 minutes for a connecting flight. 

Packing tips  (remember less it better). 

  1. Try to get everything in a carry-on.  For a 10-day trip it can be done but takes some planning.  I have some recommendations for you. 
  2. Clothes hamper for dirty clothes.  I have one I bought at dollar tree.  It is like this one from amazon.  I really like it. https://www.amazon.com/Mesh-Pop-Up-Laundry-Hamper-Eliminate/dp/B00HZ0IOJ2/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1519268074&sr=8-3&keywords=collapsible+laundry+hamper
  3. Clear zipper bag for electronics.  I use the following:  http://www.walmart.com/ip/Modella-Transparent-Black-Make-Up-Bag/10315324
  4. Travel adapter.  I designed and made a travel adapter I thought met all my needs.  Left out in a German airport then discovered this adapter which is better than my design.  http://www.walmart.com/ip/Travel-Smart-TS238AP-All-In-One-Adapter-with-USB/23499900

The travel adapter above is great for a reason that is not readily apparent until you stay in some foreign hotels.  I have stayed in many hotels that have no free electric outlets.  So, if you want to charge your phone you must unplug the lamp.  Remember their plugs are different so you can’t plug in the lamp in the USA extension cord.  The plug above is universal.  Unplug the lamp, plug in the adapter, plug the lamp into the adapter and you still have two more plugs to use for your extension cord or computer.  
***Important note***
Transformer changes voltage.  Example a stepdown transformer will drop 220-240 volts to our 110-130 volts. 
Adapter only allows you to put your plug into a socket not designed for your plug.  Example an American plug (using two flat blades) into a German socket (one using two round holes).

  1. Extension cord.  Minimum 6 foot.  Generally, there are no outlets near your bed.  If you enjoy having your phone charge while on the night stand near the bed, then the extension cord will allow that.
  2. Travel iron.  I really like this iron.  Steam Bug Travel Steam Iron https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001EXJ20G/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_apa_wqoJAbP4CABP8. There are other brand names that look the same (and may be the same).  It’s size and function make it perfect for travel.  Many hotels overseas do not have an iron in the room.
  3. Hair dryer. (and curling irons).  Buy a hair dryer that is 220v if you travel overseas.  (Save Japan).  DO NOT WASTE TIME AND MONEY BUYING ELECTRIC CONVERTERS.  they generally don’t work.  The ones that do work are unlikely to last the entire trip.  If you have one that works well, you might consider buying a Powerball ticket also. (ha, ha!)  You are that lucky (blessed and highly favored) person, (and probably have a pet unicorn!)
  4. Curling iron. See hair dryer above.
  5. Chargers.  Most phone, camera, computer chargers are world voltage.  Verify to be sure.  It will say on item or on the plug or the transformer something like; input 100~250v 50~60 hz.  These you can plug directly into the wall without an electric converter (step down transformer). You may still need an adapter to get it to fit into the electrical outlet.
  6. Bring a backup phone charger.  (Yours could quit or, more likely, get lost).
  7. Mix and match clothes.  Appropriate for the people you are ministering to.  A little research is helpful.  You will generally be surprised by the real situation.  You need not dress like a local but dress appropriate (non-offensive) for the locals. 
  8. Medicine. All personal medications need to be packed in your carry-on not your checked bag. Many are of faith and rightfully believe that God is a better healer than medicine.  You are 100% correct.  My experience is, you will find many areas to test your faith while on the mission field.  If an aspirin will get you back to the mission quickly than take it.  Maybe you need to help another who has a headache.  If you pack a painkiller you can bond over providing a help in time of need.   Items I think are of vital importance.
    1. Pain killer, (Excedrin, Tylenol, ibuprofen etc. What works for you.)
    2. Imodium.  (Bathrooms are not that nice to spend your whole trip there.)
    3. Any prescription medicine you take. 
    4. Allergy medicine. 

There may be other things you may want to bring but these are important.  Generally, you won’t need anything, but it is nice to have it just in case. 

The big challenge of short term missions is reflected in the term itself. It is short. What can and should be done in a short period of time in a nation to make a lasting impact?

Another question that is frequently asked – am I qualified to make a difference?

Being called by God for a specific assignment is very humbling. We don’t want to mess up His plan. We don’t want to embarrass ourselves trying to achieve something we don’t have the ability or expertise to do.

Setting a realistic objective helps to eliminate the initial concerns. God chose you because He has determined that your life experience, your gifts, your story are going to be useful for this place and time. Do you lead a Bible study in your church? Do you enjoy playing with children? Do you have a beautiful voice, play instruments, love to worship? These natural gifts and affinities will be used during your time in the country. From the moment you have felt the call start asking God what is the subject that He wants you to prepare to teach on, what songs you should rehearse, etc. Always be prepared to share a personal testimony. We all have many experiences in our lives of God’s favor, provision, deliverance, rescue – these are your best tools to introduce someone to Jesus. Pray and seek which story you should share during the trip. You may not know all the people you will encounter on your journey but God does. He prepares divine appointments for us – if you consult Him in advance, He will help you be prepared.

 In Luke 10:1 Jesus had several practical reasons for sending His disciples in teams.

1. The power of the message you proclaim on the mission field is solidified by having at least one more person who is an agreement. “Every matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.” 2 Cor 13:1
2. Being able to agree in prayer with at least one other person creates God’s presence and activates His answer. “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Matthew 18:20

The power of being a team is something that we have witnessed through the decades of doing missions work. It creates a pool of multiple talents, personalities, ages groups and makes us relevant an appealing to a larger segment of the local population. It keeps each person challenged to maintain the focus of big vision and willingness to sacrifice personal needs for the sake of the success of the entire team. In short, it creates a favorable environment for God to move and perfects the vessels that he has chosen to use. The people who have traveled with WMA missions teams make life long friendships during the trip because the desire to spread the Gospel is an excellent common ground for a lasting quality relationship.
An important aspect in setting your objectives is recognizing that in missions work there will be a time to sow and a time to reap. The first should always the objective of a successful missions trip. The second is more of a reward that God grants us to encourage us to continue.

“Don’t you have a saying, ‘It’s still four months until harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest. 36 Even now the one who reaps draws a wage and harvests a crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may be glad together. 37 Thus the saying ‘One sows and another reaps’ is true. 38 I sent you to reap what you have not worked for. Others have done the hard work, and you have reaped the benefits of their labor.” John 4:35-38

Reaping is rewarding, sowing is done by faith. The fruit of your sowing may become someone else’s reward, but the Lord of the Harvest rejoices over both – the sower and the reaper.

Three key elements to prepare for your mission trip are:
1. Prayer
2. Fasting
3. Enlisting partners to cover you and your mission in prayer

We strongly recommend purchasing travel/health insurance to protect your mission trip expenses. Even if you are in perfect health and do not expect a change in your plans, unexpected things happen.
While WMA has no affiliation with any insurance providers, we have successfully used the insurance companies mentioned below for our staff and missionaries. However, you may pick any other provider of your choice.
COMPREHENSIVE TRIP CANCELLATION INSURANCE is available for purchase within 20 days of you making your first trip payment. To get more information or to purchase trip cancellation insurance please contact Adam Bates at 800-647-4589 or [email protected]

AFTER 20 DAYS FROM MAKING YOUR FIRST TRIP PAYMENT there are still many other customizable insurance coverage options available such as trip cancellation, trip interruption, and cancel-for-any reason insurance.. While your airline may offer insurance for your flight, we have found private insurance companies such as these listed below often offer comparable if not better coverage options at similar if not lower prices.

Adam Bates
Vice President
Insurance Services of America
[email protected]
(800) 647-4589 – Work | (480) 821-9052 – Work

James Pruss
Agency Director – Devoted Father, Fan of all Boston Teams, Global Citizen
Katy, TX  USA
Mobile: (617) 676-7858

Be prepared for an overseas medical emergency or illness with travel medical insurance including emergency medical evacuation benefits, terrorism coverage, and more.SHELVIE’S STORY
Prior to going on a mission trip to Ireland, Shelvie purchased travel medical insurance through one of our recommended insurance providers. During her trip she fell and broke her and had to have a hip replacement surgery. The insurance covered all her medical expenses while in Ireland, it also covered the upgrade to first class with a personal medical travel aid for the trip home. During the flight home Shelvie was able to share the Gospel with the medical aid. This was God’s way of helping Shelive to accomplish her mission in spite of the accident. We believe in God’s protection and provision for every WMA missionary!

– Traveling day
– Arrive in Tel Aviv, our partners will be at the airport to pick you up to take you to the hotel
– Orientation for the team
– Discuss mission opportunities available
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– Travel home day

Our staff is happy to assist you in finding a flight and coordinating your flight itinerary with other team members when possible. However, generally, the team members are responsible for booking their own international flights. Download our free FLIGHT BOOKING GUIDE for a step by step guide to booking an international flight. Included are important and helpful instructions, reminders,tips, suggestions and more. 


WMA and the staff at WMA are not licensed travel agents and only offer flight booking assistance to help those who are not seasoned travelers and need assistance with navigating the flight booking process. Click the link to request assistance with booking your flight https://rfwma.org/flight-booking-assistance-request/


You can send it to [email protected] or email your booking or confirmation code (6 letters or letter/number combo) and the airline you are flying with and we can look it up online.


You are required to call the airlines you will be traveling with to verify if there are any special requirements such as a QR code on your physical PCR test results or a stamp on your vaccine card.  These may be different requirements from the country’s you’re traveling to.


You are required to go onto the actual airline website a day or two before you are flying out and check to make sure there are no flight changes before you actually leave for your trip.  If you do have a flight change or will be arriving at a different time than originally stated in your flight itinerary we received, make sure you text Helen or Chuck so we have someone to pick you up at the airport.  Their numbers are on the trip packing sheet. 


In the image below you will see the last leg of your arrival flight.

1. You are required to verify that your arrival flight and time are correct. This will help our staff in Israel pick you up at the right time.
2. You can also see who else will be on the same flight with you arriving into Tel Aviv.

A visa is not required to enter Israel.

  • Currently covid vaccines nor negative test results are required to enter Israel

EMBASSY WEBSITEhttps://il.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/

Please bring with you at least 2 masks as back ups for any places that may ask or require you to wear a mask.


Click the link to fill out the responsibility and emergency contact form. We must receive your completed form prior to the trip for you to be eligible to attend.