Short-Term Missions: You Don't Always Understand

As we continue this topic of short-term missions, I hope you don’t think I’m being too harsh. If you didn’t before, you may when you read the next point. Please know that it’s all out of love. Please read with an open heart and understand that we are all still learning, growing, and being conformed more into the image of Christ. If you missed the last two posts, please check them out, as this is a continuation of the others.

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Short Term Mission- Be a Student, Learn

Last week we began this topic by looking at the first thing any of us must do before getting into ministry or mission work- check our hearts. If you didn’t read it, I would encourage you to check it out here: http://www.ericambasan.com/blog/short-term-mission-check-your-heart .

This week we move on to the next two points- learn from the mistakes and successes of others who have gone before. The operative word here is learn. It takes humility to recognize that you don’t know everything.

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Short-Term Mission: Check Your Heart

So you want to go on a short-term missions trip. That’s awesome!

As someone who has lived on the field for quite a few years now, I appreciate short-term trips because that is how it all began for me. I see the value of them. But I also see the destruction that short term mission’s trips can bring. Really, you could be a great blessing where you go; or you can undo years of hard work. Wanna know how? Read on!

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