All information you send electronically—by computer, phone call or text can be intercepted. Wireless devices are especially vulnerable. Your Team Leader will know what protocols need to be followed for your location.

Please read the article You've Got Jail from Christianity Today.

Risk Categories and Guidelines

High Risk

Organization is based in a location that is hostile to the Gospel and hosts are operating underground to protect the lives of its staff and their families.

LIFE International's messaging is in direct opposition to policies and curriculum of major population or governing body.

Name of host organization and staff will not be broadcast in any e-mail, publication, or media.

Photography of LIFE staff/volunteers may be used provided no one from the host ministry is pictured, nor signage identifying the host.

City and nation may be named by e-mail, publication, or media. 

Severe Risk

Organization is based in a location that is hostile to the Gospel and hosts are operating underground to protect the lives of its staff and their families.

LIFE International's messaging is in direct opposition to policies and curriculum of major population or governing body.

Name of host organization, staff, national believers and country will not be broadcast in any e-mail, publication, or media.

Photography of host organization, staff, national believers will not be broadcast in any e-mail, publication, or media. 

Continent may be named by e-mail, publication, or media.

Caution

Organization is based in a location that may be hostile to the Gospel and the presence of LIFE International staff/volunteers may cause inconvenience to the host.

LIFE International's messaging may be in direct opposition to policies and curriculum of major population or governing body.

Name of host organization and its staff will not be broadcast in publications or media.

Unlabeled photography, the name of host organization and first names of staff may be used for e-mail to Prayer Shield contacts.

City may be named by publication or media; host organization and first names of staff may be used in prayer communications. 

Zero Risk

Organization is based in a location that is not necessarily hostile to the Gospel and there is no direct threat to the lives of the ministry staff and families.

LIFE International's message is not necessarily in direct opposition to policies and curriculum of major population or governing body.

Photography as well as name of host organization and its staff may be published by e-mail, publications, or media.

Continue to shield the names of clients or individuals unless they have cleared LIFE International to use.

Host organization and staff may be named by e-mail, publication, or media.


Social Media Guidelines

  • Only post information that does not compromise the safety or reputation of LIFE International ministry partners or their clients.
  • If you have a question about the content you are posting, please contact the appropriate Liaison and allow them to communicate with the ministry partner in question.
  • Do not use trigger words such as “evangelize”, “battle”, or “warfare”.
  • When appropriate, provide links to LIFE International ministry partner websites or social media platforms.
  • Please read this article about taking photos on your trip! 3 Kinds of Selfies You Should Never Take