than spend a lot of money on airfares,
wouldn't it better to just send the
money to the country for them to do
Good question. This is a question I also
used to ask. The problem here is that
people aren't usually motivated to just
send the money. What I have found is
that when someone actually goes to another
country they are much more motivated to
raise money for their trip and for the
mission projects we will be doing.
After visiting the country they have built
relationships with people there and are
much more likely to want to help when
there is a need in the future. The people
in the host country see that other people
are interested in them and they benefit
from being visited; it can also stir them
into ministry and help them see the
importance of being involved in ministry.
This can also work in reverse. The
group traveling can see the host country
involved in ministry and learn from and
get involved with them. It can be mutually
Participants who go, get a better picture
of the world and see how blessed they are
compared to many others in the
world. This in turn can help them to
be more thankful for what they have, less
interested in keeping up with others, and
do you go overseas to do mission work
when there is mission work you can do
right here in the United States?
question. We can be involved in mission
work in our own neighborhood, and
our country as well as overseas.
There are so many things we can be
involved in year round. We don't have to
go out of our neighborhood to do mission
work, but then neither does everyone have
to be limited to their neighborhood.
We have a choice.
In Mark 16:15 Jesus says "Go into all the
world and preach the good news to all
creation." The world can be our back
yard. It can be 10,000 miles away or it
can be both.
To quote a friend of mine "It is
about finding your passion. It's the
same reason one person is a mechanic and
not a plumber. It's all about what
you're called to and passionate for."
So a question we can ask
ourselves is "What am I
I be involved in missions?
several ways a
person can be involved in missions. Each
is important. Which has God gifted you to
- You go places and share the gospel.
you would like to join us on our next
mission trip to Colombia.
you could go to Mexico with Crossing
perhaps you would like to do an Urban
mission in Cincinnati, Ohio with Word in the street
2. Mobilizer - You
train people to go.
- Financially support people to go.
you would like to DONATE to
some people going.
4. Intercessor - Pray for
people going and people who need to hear
Click on CONTACT US and
us know you would like to pray for us. We
can give you
the trip and what you can pray
about. Plus we can email you daily
while we are gone.
- Welcome new people from other places.
Are you outgoing and friendly?
you can meet new people, make them
feel welcome at church, or your school,
your neighborhood, or your home.
Mission? Do short term mission trips
do anyone any good?
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question click here
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