i’ve been on mission trips before. where you buy specific things needed to make the journey most comfortable and pack the items that you are okay parting with if they get too dirty or become too smelly to bring home.
i’ve arrived by bus, van, plane, rickshaw, and train. i’ve set out to see lives changed, encourage the local believers, and make a difference. i’ve raised support to get me there and bring me back. i’ve even carted our kids on these mission trips.
but what i’ve discovered is that a partnership is better than a mission trip.
the word mission is a latin word ‘mittere’ meaning “send.” it denotes the sending of the Holy Spirit into the world.
this is our mission — to take the Good News to the world. i’m just not sure one can do it on a trip!
what we can do is partner with those in their called places who are living out the mission of Christ.Read More