Marti Thompson in the Grace Brethren International Missions office sends the following “heads-up” for all those considering short-term missions trips to other countries:
I work with GO teams here at GBIM. Because of the new regulations on passports, it takes longer to get them now than it did even a year ago.
Anyone even thinking about the possibility of traveling outside of the US should apply for a passport as soon as possible. Check out this website http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html