If a mission trip is in your plans for 2007, please update yourself on the new passport rules for getting in and out of the USA. I think this is the new plan, but it bears checking out if you are planning a summer mission trip. If you are flying out of the USA, you will need a passport, effective 1/1/07, even to Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean area. If you are crossing the border by car or foot, you will need a passport effective 1/1/08. They are coming out with a new "passcard" which will be credit card size, good just for Canada, Mexico, and Caribbean, but I don't think it is available yet. Aren't there certain cities where you can get a Passport fairly quickly? Some sites are noting that it takes up to 3 months to get a passport. Is this correct?