Why Go on a Short Term Mission Trip?

3 Sep

DSCN3671Traveling to other parts of the world can be a frightening and uncomfortable experience or it can be an exciting, invigorating, and broadening one.  It all depends on your frame of mind.  Do you see the world as a place of danger, strange cultures and people who are not like you, or do you see the world as a place of interesting stories, backgrounds, foods, sights, smells and experiences?  How you see the world will impact the way you see short term missions.

While our hope is to touch and change the lives of those we minister to there is another, maybe even more important, aspect to these trips.  How these trips touch and change our lives.  My earnest hope is that those who step up to join a short term trip will see their world a little differently than they did before.   Will this experience show them a new and different side of life that may be foreign, uncomfortable and even scary?  Are they able to look at the way they are living their lives compared to the simple and maybe less complicated lives of those we serve?

There are so many good lessons to be learned.  That is my hope and prayer for these trips.   May you consider joining us and see how  you too might be changed in the process.

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3 Responses to “Why Go on a Short Term Mission Trip?”

  1. Deb Rosenquist September 4, 2014 at 2:31 pm #

    I have been thinking of a short mission trip for several years. Many things have held me back- I am a Project Manager, no real Medical knowledge, not a Teacher. So I feel what good would I do. I love people and love Christ. My Husband isn’t interested in going, so I feel it may be odd going alone?

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    • lwccglobal September 4, 2014 at 4:46 pm #

      It might seem like there are limited opportunities if you don’t have a medical background but we also have trips that are not medically oriented and even on the medical trips we have need for those who will help with the clinics and meeting with the local people to minister to their spiritual needs. We also have a wide variety of people who go from single, married without having their spouse along, younger and seasoned folks so don’t let those be a hinderance for you. I encourage you to check it out.

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      • Deb September 4, 2014 at 5:43 pm #

        I appreciate your prompt reply. What would be my “Next Step” ?

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