In November 2021, the Resource and Development Coordinator, Mr. Moses Odera, came up with the…
Do you want to heed the call, but you have doubts?
If these questions are lingering on your mind, then the short-term mission is definitely for you.
A short-term mission is the mobilization of a Christian Missionary for a short time. The period can range from days to months and even a year.
In Mark 16: 15, the Lord commands His chosen people to go to the world and preach to all nations.
Nothing is more fulfilling than following the command of God and getting the good word out to the corners of the world?
With the difficulties and challenges involved in missionary work, one may ask themselves why they should embark on such a journey. Below are the five leading reasons to go on a short-term mission trip.
EXPERIENCE GOD’S HEART
Our God is the father of nations. When you decide to step out and carry out a mission trip, you will encounter God in unusual ways. When you travel abroad to spread the good news, you will meet different people who believe and adore the same God you worship.
God’s love and mercy towards different people will affirm your belief in a loving global God you serve.
When you visit Umala Village, there will be a change in your attitude and life in general.
As a missionary, you will look back at your experience back home and be grateful. Good food, a lovely house, fancy clothes, among others, are small blessings that you will go back home with renewed appreciation. Small things and aspects that you ignore or do not pay attention to will matter.
While on a mission, you will develop and nurture relations and friendships among the people.
The people you encounter on your missions trip will have similar goals and purposes despite differences in culture and race.
As a missionary, while ministering alongside other Christians, the Holy Spirit will create a powerful bond amongst you expand your spiritual family.
The Bible relates such a relationship with Paul and the churches he encountered in all the countries he visited.
EXPAND GOD’S KINGDOM
The calling to missionary work is majorly about bringing more souls to the Lord. When you engage in a short-term mission, you will play a significant role in expanding the Lord’s kingdom.
It’s a calling that someone has to answer to, and if you are the person in question, the Bible tells us of the blessings one will reap as a benefit.
As a missionary, you will interact with different customs and community norms from yours.
Different foods and practices are part of the mission assignment experiences.
These encounters will leave you with a broad perspective of life and communities in different areas of the globe.
The above reasons should motivate you to answer the calling and step out into the unknown world for evangelism.
Still in doubt?
Remember that the Lord goes before you, and he will order your steps for the entire period you are working in his service.