Going on a trip always changes me.
Every time I go on a mission trip it changes me. It changes my faith, my view of the world, my priorities, my view of God...sometimes it changes specific things like how I pray or how I spend my time. This past year, I came home with a very clear direction to engage more in local refugee ministry efforts. It was a very specific message that it was a way I could engage the world, serve international people, right in my own hometown because it was a clear need. As I look to 2017, I'm already considering what trip God might have in store for me. I'd rather go on a mission trip and have this type of experience eternally than to plan a vacation with my husband. I pray you also find a mission trip God might have planned for you - something specific he wants to show you or teach you or change for you. Trips for 2017 are ready for your registration. It's easy - just make sure you have a passport and I think all the trips require a $500 deposit. Maybe we'll be on the same trip together!