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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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?
Missions in the area you live can be every bit as rewarding and fill his Great Commission the same as traveling around the world. I'm Milli Chapel and I am so glad you're taking time to read how God has worked in my life and I want to share just how easy it can be to do missions. It's as easy as collecting shampoo. I was leading a small but energetic youth group in a city where homelessness and hungry people were on most street corners. I bet your thought is of a large city in devastation, no ... Read More about Do you have Shampoo??
I'm going to share travel tips with you that will help all of us that are older and still want to go on short-term mission trips. I really enjoy Rick Steves' books and articles. I read his article, Savvy Senior Travelers, here are 8 of his tips as they apply to us going on mission trips. When to go. If you're retired, or even if you're not, try to travel during the shoulder season. The shoulder season is either April - mid June or September and October. This will help you avoid crowds and ... Read More about 8 Savvy Travel tips for seniors