a washington post article published on july 5th entitled “Churches Retool Mission Trips” Its a really good article and worth a read. I have been on many youth mission trips over the past ten years. I have been on successful ones and mediocre ones.
a friend recently took several youth from his church on an inner-city trip to the states with a great organization and there were other groups there. one group who’s youth were required to attend this mission trip as part of their confirmation class. i was told they were lazy and the kids never really did anything beyond what they were asked.
it comes down to purpose, passion and preparation.
but what are the costs of NOT sending out our youth on altruistic Christian missions? Andrew Jones
HT to Seth Barnes for the washington post article.