The one thing I love about taking teams on short-term missions trips is putting them into an uncomfortable situation and watch them thrive, or at least enjoy themselves. In our first distribution site today, I had the opportunity to see that. And it made me smile.
With God’s help, we always seem to find a way/will to do things that we thought we cannot do or at least never thought we would ever do back home. Because of the small space, our interaction with children was limited to bubbles (which really meant we blow bubbles and the kids pop them), nail painting and origami. But somehow, the children are at least content, if not having fun. And yea, the children didn’t sing or dance along with actions, but the team did, from the front facing the children. I’m so proud of them.
I love seeing teams discover new things. I love seeing teams break down their pre-conceived ideas. I love seeing teams wrestle with tensions. All things that point to God doing something in their hearts. And today is only day 1 (of ministry). I can’t wait to see how things progress.
Over the next few days, we will have different team members share about their experiences and thoughts. We are expecting to continue with more shoes and OCC distributions, attend a TGJ (The Greatest Journey) graduation, wheelchair distribution and make a special trip that requires travel of almost 6 hours (each way) by bus, some 4x4 off-roading, and boating through crocodile-infested waters. Stay with us and be blessed to hear stories from the front-lines.
This page contains our collections of stories from the field. We invite each team to share what is going on in the areas they are working in. Feel free to leave a comment and/or interact with us through each post. These are personal thoughts, opinions and experiences, that do not necessarily reflect the values of this organization.