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Have you ever been on a "Mission Trip"?

Have you ever been on a "Mission Trip"?

Old 08-06-2010, 08:08 AM
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No, I don't mean a mission to get fabric or supplies!

Rather, a church or medical mission trip.

Having just returned from a trip to Nicaragua with my three teenagers and 16 other people from church, I was just wondering if anyone else on the forum has ever been "out on mission".
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I haven't, but would love to hear more about yours and pics if possible :wink:
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Yep, Mexico multiple times and Paraguay once. We do vision clinics distributing used eye glasses and dental clinics, too.

Take a look at the free sharing sites on Shutterfly.com as a great place to share your pics. Can't wait to see them!
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No, not me, but my DDIL and DGD (age 15)are in Czech Republic right now. Teaching English and sharing God's Word. Due to come home Sun.
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I have at 19, long time ago, to Belize Central America with YWAM and so have several of my children but to different places and with different organizations. One of my DD just came back.
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Never been on one, but had a friend go on one last year. Sounded very interesting.
would love to hear about your experience.
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Originally Posted by sally's girl
No, not me, but my DDIL and DGD (age 15)are in Czech Republic right now. Teaching English and sharing God's Word. Due to come home Sun.

Wow my DDs' friend is there right now too and should be coming back. Sound slike they might be at the same program.
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Our church did a vision trip to Mexico about three years ago. I would have gone on that but the kids were too young yet.

I'm still processing all the information that I learned while in Nicaragua. So I'll post more when I have it all sorted out in my mind, and when I download the pictures from my camera.

We were running a kids camp, taking children from the dump in Granada and giving them three days of regular meals and normal childhood play; games, a few English lessons, music, a Bible lesson, swimming, and just plain old-fashioned love and attention.

Apparently $5 / day working in the sugar cane fields is considered a "good" wage; the folks working in the dump, digging for recyclable plastic and metal might get $1 every day or every other day.

I'm having a good deal of trouble reconciling the fact that I can blow, on a mediocre lunch, the entire daily wage of someone working MUCH harder than I do.
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Yes, to Mexico. But only once for me. My DH and kids have all been on multiple mission trips, mostly to Mexico and Romania.
I had a wonderful experience. Went with several adults and college students and we worked on fixing up a "compound"/ home of one of our missionaries where the high schools kids base their trips.
I usually have to stay home and work, or care for the dogs or such. I hope to go to Romania either next summer or the summer after. I will have to be able to quit work first though.
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So wonderful that you were able to go and spread God's love and care to others!!!
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