Many mission trips are really Christian excuses to travel abroad. Do some physical labor. Meet some grateful people. (and wonder why these people who have less than me are happier than me). Get in as many pictures as possible with the locals. And boom, successful mission!
This is drive-by ministry. It does not create lasting change in the people that go on mission because it was never created to bring about lasting change in the people that are served. If you want to transform lives, something must be sacrificed, and that is especially true in the transformation of our own lives.Read More