I've spent 2 years writing my book and getting my blog started. It's time for me to go on a mission trip to Montana! That's right, I said Montana. Here's how I look at it, we need Christ whether in Africa Europe or even Montana! Anyone with a testimony of Jesus Christ as Savior and an open heart can go on a short-term mission trip. There are 2 scriptures that point this out to us. Mark 16:15 New International Version (NIV) 15 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel ... Read More about It’s Time to go on a Short-term Mission Trip
The two primary sources of mission trips are either national missionary organizations or local churches. A few people venture out on their own but that's not recommended. Whichever way you choose, your first goal will be to go as a helper to serve others and the Lord. There are many national organizations. You can do an internet search for short-term mission trips and you will find quite a few. There is a great website with many resources. They have approximately 1700 trips listed with 113 ... Read More about How Do I Choose a Mission Trip?
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A short-term mission trip is a group of Christians traveling to another location for the purpose of proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. Many short-term mission trips will participate in humanitarian aid also. For the purpose of this blog, I will be referring to mission trips that are 1-2 weeks in length and for people that are 55 and older. Short-term mission trips can be for 1 to 2 years and for any age. They can also be close to home or in any foreign country. The participants can ... Read More about What is a short-term Mission trip?
What is culture shock and will you experience it on a short-term mission trip? In order to understand culture shock, you must first understand culture. Culture includes the rules and customs of our surroundings. We learn our culture early as we are growing up. It is constantly being reinforced throughout our lives. Culture shapes and influences our behaviors, perceptions and decisions. It's the reason you know how to communicate with those around you. It's basically what makes you, YOU! So, ... Read More about 5 Tips for Avoiding Culture Shock on a Mission Trip