Kirby, Scott Harrison. (dissertation) Short-Term Volunteer Foreign Mission
Experiences: What Difference Do They Make in the Lives of the Participants? Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1995.
Author led two back-to-back evangelism-oriented STMs in
Surveys returned by 54 of total 101 participants.
Distributed Bibles and tracts, also prescription drugs
First international experience for 15; 18 had traveled for vacation/business only; 18 prior STM.
51 filled out post-trip survey. (14 if these over the phone by author)
STMs do increase participants' understanding of foreign missions, prayer, giving, openness to vocational missions