Mission trips can be an adventure filled with excitement and also scary at the same time. You’re out there in a new place, out of your comfort zone, surrounded by new people with a whole different worldview than you. It doesn’t matter if your going just down the road or to a far off country. You get to experience the love of Jesus and share that love.
So here are my top 5 reasons to go on a mission trip.
5. Witness people’s lives changed
You will get to know some really cool people and hear their testimonies of how God has changed their life. You will laugh, you will cry and you will feel what it’s like to see God move in someone else’s life. You will witness how your presence can bring a smile into someone else’s life.
4. Be transformed forever
It will be an experience that you will never forget. Where you see God in work around you. Where you see God’s world on a whole new level. Where you make lasting friendships. Where God stirs in your heart and you will never be the same.if you ask anyone whose ever gone on a missions trip they will tell you that it was the best thing that they have ever done. It is more than an experience; it sets the course for the rest of your life.
3. Experience God
It is a time where you are 100% focused on God. Where you have set aside your busy life schedule just for God and actually able to listen to Him. It’s where you can disconnect from the every day life and dig deep with God. Where you can hear from God about your life and His desires for you. As long as you are willing to listen.
2. Molds our hearts
God uses this new experience to mold and shape us. He brings us out of our comfort zone to show us that He is with us. He shows us the power of prayer and dependency on Him.
1. Sharing your faith
For many people it’s the first they’ve shared their faith with someone else. It’s a time to share your life story. What God had done and is doing in your life. You get the opportunity to speak to others and allow the Holy Spirit to speak through you. And this will be the first of many that God will use your unique story to touch others. God uses the BIG and small things in our life.
Mission trips are not about how well we can preach or what we can do to ‘save/help’ the people. No, God can do that all by himself. God wants to use us, bring us closer to Him, show us His love for us and the world.
2 thoughts on “5 Reasons to do a Mission Trip”
Yes, mission trips have changed me. I was over 50 for the first one. And I have done six. On the second one I acquired a daughter by accidental tribal adoption. She was 20 and ready to dedicate her life to God. I put her through Bible college. Now she does work that I cannot do in languages the I cannot speak in countries that I am too old to travel to. Praise God!
I also met missionaries that I now support monthly.. But I have seen how much some of the churches depend on foreign money.. And I have seen projects built by foreigners left to deteriorate for lack of care. I have seen failures as well as successes. I have seen where helping hinders.
Yes, Jamie! Well said! ☺☺
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