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So You Want to Go on a Missions Trip? (Part 1)

Posted by on June 11, 2013

Whenever people find out that I’m a missionary in Africa, I usually get one of the following two responses from them:

“I’ve always wanted to go on a missions trip! Maybe one day…”


What do I need to do to go on a missions trip?”

I love hearing these responses from people since I am obviously very passionate about missions work myself.

In response to these responses, I thought it would be a good idea to do a series addressing all the aspects of what someone needs to do in order to go on a missions trip. If you’re that someone (and I’ve encountered many of you), please read on and follow my blog for the next several weeks as I share with you all the knowledge I’ve gleaned over the years from going on several missions trips, and from being a resident missionary overseas today.

A missions trip can be a life-changing experience. It can broaden your perspective on what really matters in life, and it can help you discover the joy found in giving away instead of accumulating or receiving. I’ve found that going on missions trips have really brought out the best in me. In short, I love missions and my investment in missions over the years has significantly changed my life; so through this series, I hope to encourage you (give you the courage) to pursue an equally life-changing experience.

With that said, in this initial post, my intent is simply to inspire you. If you’ve always wanted to go on a missions trip, but don’t know where to start, then this series is for you. If you’ve been held back from going because you think you don’t have the time or resources to go, this series is for you. Even if you have absolutely no interest in traveling overseas to do missions work, I still encourage you to be a part of this audience, because although I will mostly be addressing overseas missions work, I’ll also touch on how missions is not just limited to going overseas and how there are other ways you can share an involvement in missions, even without leaving the comfort of your home.

In this series, I’ll be highlighting what I believe to be the most important aspects of going on a missions trip. I’m sure there will be some things I’ll forget to cover, but I will share with you what I know has successfully allowed me to go on several missions trips over the past 14 years. And of course, please feel free to ask me any questions you may have as we go along by leaving a comment below.

I’m excited to help you take the steps to live out an experience I’ve fallen in love with – going on your very first missions trip!

Related Posts:
So You Want to Go on a Missions Trip? (Part 2)
So You Want to Go on a Missions Trip? (Part 3)
So You Want to Go on a Missions Trip? (Part 4)
So You Want to Go on a Missions Trip? (Part 5)
So You Want to Go on a Missions Trip? (Part 6)
So You Want to Go on a Missions Trip? (Part 7)

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