Transportation and International Personnel Service (TRIPS)

A section of the General Conference Treasury Department devoted to assisting the headquarters staff, Seventh-day Adventist interdivision employees (missionaries), and volunteers serving in foreign service for the church. This assistance includes procurement of airline tickets, visas, arranging for needed freight shipments, and monthly salary payments to homeland bank accounts of interdivision employees. The director of TRIPS is an associate treasurer of the General Conference. The main office is located at the General Conference headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland. There are two warehouses used mainly for processing freight shipments for interdivision employees and for shipping goods as ordered by SDA institutions located outside of the U.S.A. These warehouses are located on each coast...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.