While the wealthy as well as the poor need to hear the gospel, planning a mission trip to a developing nation can be a life changing journey for both the evangelist and those who need help. In those countries, children often suffer the most hardship. By aiming your mission outreach at them, the seeds you sow will likely find fertile fields to spread and germinate. Adults and children equally need the good news, but mission trips aimed at ministering to children can make the most global impact for the future.
Monthly Archives: March 2016
Kenya has been a missionary destination for a long time. Because of the longstanding ties between Kenya and visiting Christian missionaries, religious representatives have been celebrated guests.
Part of the reason missionaries are so accepted is because it has been fertile ground for sowing the seeds of the Gospel. Kenya is one of the most popular mission areas in Africa, drawing Christian missionaries from all over the world. Most of the Far East, notably South Korea, send their religious ambassadors to the country.
What is Reverse Culture Shock?
After spending months or years in a foreign country, that new location starts to feel like home. Returning State-side brings a host of nuances that may become unfamiliar. Perhaps your “real” home no longer feels safe. Returning humanitarians notice for the first time all the things that made their home unique, simultaneously learning all the ways they have changed. The returning missionary often feels different, out of place.
Missionary work is more than something that you simply do. Those who have successfully completed a mission trip can attest that the missionary mindset becomes integrated within you. Luckily, the terms under which modern missionaries operate are much better than they were even a hundred years ago. Travel is easier, lodging is more comfortable, and modern communication keeps your friends and family close.