Monday, March 27, 2006

Mission Trip Advice - #4

This is the fourth in a series of posts entitled "Mission Trip Advice." [Post #1, #2, and #3 in the series.] So you have signed up to go on a mission trip, and maybe you don't know exactly what to expect. And you are maybe looking for some advice. What is one piece of advice that experts could give you?

Andrew Jones is another blog that I love to read. Andrew is the Project Director for the Boaz Project. His team is developing a support structure for church in the emerging culture. His blog is about God, spirituality, new media and new expressions of church.

Andrew's advice:
travel light.
jesus advice in luke 10 is still applicable - dont take extra
dont take fancy shoes, brand name clothes. dont take church programs or systems that work in USA.
do take your bible
do take a small digital camera for telling the story later
your american phones by and large will not work in Europe
internet cafes will be your friend.
be a pilgrim. learn along the way. take stuff as well as giving stuff. pilgrimage is different than colonial style mission trips. learn the posture of a pilgrim.
enjoy. it may be one of the most adventurous times of your life and one in which the presence of God will feel nearest.
Jesus says he is with you always - and he said that to young people who were about to embark on a missionary adventure that would cost them everything
Many thanks to Andrew for sharing!

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