Five months ago I announced my participation in our church's upcoming mission trip to Peru. Two weeks ago I told the pastors and leaders of the trip that I am not going and that I wanted to give my money to other team members. Now, as people from the team and church members hear the … Continue reading Here’s the thing about not going to Peru
This morning at IF:Equip the passage was the Great Commission. You know how it goes. Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on … Continue reading Here’s the thing about having gone
Yesterday my friends dropped me off at the airport just after 1pm. My flight was scheduled to leave at 3:10pm, and I checked it and got through security with just enough time to go to the bathroom and buy some bread sticks before I boarded. Things were going great. Then I got to the gate … Continue reading Here’s the thing about a trip to Peru
We're three weeks into a series on Short Term Missions. Let's get practical. I'm a list-lover. I will feel confident doing almost any job as long as I have a check-list to follow. I create lists for myself - to-do lists, to-read lists, to-write lists, to-watch lists. I just love lists! It's genetic. My father … Continue reading Short Term Missions Mondays: Okay, but HOW?!
Week two of my very first series was inspired, as most things in my life are, by television. Last week I watched an episode of 30 Rock about a baseball team in a poor neighborhood. Amidst the expected racial and socio-economic jokes, there was a lesson to be learned. So I watched it again and … Continue reading Short Term Missions Mondays: What Alec Baldwin Taught Me About Missions
I've got to be honest, I'm feeling totally ill-equipped to tackle this topic of short term missions. But, I've promised a series and a series you will get! I'll tell my story with all I've got and I'll dedicate it to the Lord trusting that His truth will ring true, even through my ramblings and … Continue reading Short Term Missions Mondays: Going 50/50
It's time to bring up something I've been wanting to talk about for a while, something in which I've invested thousands of dollars and thousands of hours. Something I just can't seem to get away from, even as a full time missionary (whatever that means). Something I've criticized and praised. Short term missions. For the foreseeable … Continue reading Here’s the thing about Short Term Missions Mondays