This mission story is from my good friend, Jeanie Sandahl. We have been friends for almost 30 years. To share your mission story, please contact me at email@example.com. When Vicky asked me to write about my mission trips, I joyfully accepted! I mean, who wouldn't want to tell about their experiences! Yes! Yes! I felt so honored! So, why did I delay so long? Well, I guess it came down to not knowing what to say and how to say it! So, I just didn't write anything. Months went by and I ... Read More about If you have a dream of going on a Mission Trip, DO IT!
This is a missionary story how older adults have felt the call to missions. Please share your story with me at firstname.lastname@example.org so others can be encouraged! by Linda K. Thomas Sally retires from public school teaching Before moving to Kenya in 1996, Sally had never left U.S. soil. She had recently retired from the Bellevue School District in Washington State and although she retired from public school teaching, she did not retire from ministry. She spent her first ... Read More about The Comforts of a Round-trip Ticket
Just thinking about going to the airport can be overwhelming. There are so......many lines. There are security lines, baggage lines, checking in lines, immigration lines and custom lines! As part of a mission trip, you may or may not be with your group when leaving home. Don't let fear of the lines keep your from going on a short-term mission trip. Let's break it down to see what it will look like for us at the airport. Lines for checking in at airline counter and checking our bags ... Read More about How to Survive All Those Lines at the Airport!
This post is from Sarita Hartz. I'm sharing this with her permission. You can read her blog at saritahartz.com. Her story really explained the White Savior complex. I talk about this in my book. It explains how we as white people go to "save" people or "fix" people around the world. I won't be the only author on my blog. Please contact me at email@example.com with your missions stories. 4 Ways to Avoid the White Savior Complex in Missions When I was 26 I moved to Uganda to ... Read More about 4 Ways to Avoid the White Savior Complex in Missions
Last year I was thinking that I needed to volunteer somewhere. But where would that be? I currently work three 12 hour shifts at a hospital in Sacramento and I live 4 hours away from there in a town called McArthur. I find it difficult to volunteer because of my crazy schedule and traveling back and forth. However, my son, Ryan was planning a youth mission trip with his group at our church in McArthur, CA. I am able to get time off work, so this could work for me. He was asking for adult ... Read More about What Happens When You Think Outside the Box?