When I say "Mission Trip" what comes to your mind? Some might say it's to build a house, drill a well, or provide medical care. I would agree that those are wonderful tangible expressions of God's love. But our mission trips are different, we focus on a person's spiritual health instead of a physical need.
Our only true example is Jesus. What did Jesus do? He taught, loved, formed relationships, and performed miracles that all pointed to a person's eternal destiny. And that is the focus of our mission trips - to teach, love, form relationships, and pray for miracles. While some missionaries take care of the physical, we take care of the spiritual. We are different members of the same body.
1 Corinthians 12:14-17
For the [human] body does not consist of one part, but of many [limbs and organs]. If the foot says, “Because I am not a hand, I am not a part of the body,” is it not on the contrary still a part of the body? If the ear says, “Because I am not an eye, I am not a part of the body,” is it not on the contrary still a part of the body? If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole [body] were an ear, where would the sense of smell be?
At the end of each mission trip we ask ourselves: Did we love every person we met, as Jesus would have loved? Did we take time to listen to each person that we encountered? Were we guided by the Holy Spirit, allowing Him to interrupt any plans we made on our own? Were we able to share about Jesus without offense and argument? Were we able to give the hopeless a sense of hope for their life?
We will be traveling to India again in November. If you have a love and compassion for the poor in spirit, consider joining our November 2017 team. Not only will you change a life, but your life will be changed.