The Success of Short Term Mission Trips

My friend and colleague John Hamilton has just started his own blog, with an excellent post…

Often I hear young people (and older) talking about the success of a short term mission experience in terms of God answering all their prayers so that what they had planned to do, was amazingly successful. Often I cringe! Not that I don’t think prayer is an essential part of our lives as Christians at home and overseas. Nor because I doubt that God answered their prayers. But because, being ultimately responsible for Wycliffe UK’s summer teams, I know that it’s often the tough experiences, or the growth that comes from dealing with disappointment in the best laid plans not working out as expected, that lead to our summer volunteers learning a lot about themselves and especially about God. (read more)

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