4 Ways to Minister Across Cultures

Jesus calls us to step outside of ourselves—our own ways of viewing and doing things—if we are to follow him, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself” Matthew 16:24. The same is true when ministering cross-culturally. Ministering to those in a culture different from your own is not easy. It means leaving […]

 
 

2019 Mission Trips

Short-Term Trips That Make a Lasting Impact Taking a short-term mission team with your church, school, or group means being part of a long-term plan to empower vulnerable children, their families, and entire communities. No matter which location you choose to serve in, you’ll be partnering with the local church to bring the love of […]

 
 

Haiti 101

Les Cayes & Vernet Located just outside the southwestern city of Les Cayes, a small community called Vernet was struck by Hurricane Matthew in October of 2017. Vernet is home to approximately 3,000 people, some of whom are native to Vernet and others who have recently fled from Les Cayes to seek relief from the hurricane […]

 

An Unexpected Friendship

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina moved inland to Moss Point, MS leaving water and wind damage, death, destruction, and broken spirits. In the midst of blue tarps, water level marks, and hundreds of volunteers, Hurricane Katrina connected two men in what was to become a life-long friendship. Tim and Bishop’s journey began in March […]

 

Neighbors Near And Far

Why give to International Missions when there are people in need in our own backyard? This is a legitimate question. Sometimes conflicting feelings can arise about where our money “should” go. After all, most of us are familiar with the old adage that “charity begins at home.” There are many diverse opinions when it comes […]

 

Learning to Smile

Many of us have seen profile photos of children in sponsorship programs; they are often solemn, sad and sometimes down-right angry looking. I know I have thought at times, “Wow, that poor child must be so unhappy!” But then I come across a video from the same organization in which the children are playing and […]

 

Continuing Your Mission Back Home

I’m home from a life-changing mission trip. Now what? Bringing what you learned back home A short-term mission trip is an intense experience, in more ways than one. In the space of a week to 10 days, you’re immersed with a new group of people, develop a routine and learn new tasks and skills. You’ve […]

 

Presenting Your Mission in 5 Steps

When it comes to sharing with others about your mission, calling, or passion for a particular cause, your main objective should be to connect with your audience. Get them engaged emotionally and intellectually so that they are ready to receive what you have to say. Whether you are one-on-one or speaking to a group, considering […]