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Why the Middle East?

Why the Middle East?

Student Missions Blog: As I prepared for this mission trip, I constantly was asked, "Why the Middle East?" Of course, it was easy to say, “Well, God said ‘go,' so I’m going.” But at the end of the summer, my answer has changed a bit.

       
California: Invest in the lives of children

California: Invest in the lives of children

Student missions blog: Investing in all people is important. ...  But when we invest in children, we get to be a part of building their foundation and building their frame of reference.

       
West Africa: Riding an emotional roller coaster

West Africa: Riding an emotional roller coaster

Student missions blog: We have been “yala-yala-ing a lot for a couple of weeks. That’s the local word meaning to walk around leisurely and talk to everyone you encounter to show them they are important to you. ... It affords us the opportunity to tell stories about Jesus.

       

Pennsylvania: Time for a 'reset' with God

Student missions blog: Every night I prayed, retraced my steps, prayed, retraced my steps. I prayed that I would get rid of what was distracting me in any way I could.

       
Zambia: God uses willing servants in spite of weakness

Zambia: God uses willing servants in spite of weakness

Student Missions blog: God truly is strong when we are weak. ...  I felt discouraged. But God’s word says, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” 

       
Pennsylvania: Bad attitude at a block party

Pennsylvania: God at work, even when we don't see it

Student missions blog: As I looked down at my paint-covered hands, I felt defeated. ... In that moment, I was ready to walk away.

       
Pennsylvania: Heartbreaking and heartwarming events

Pennsylvania: Heartbreaking and heartwarming events

Student Missions blog: I’ve never felt so drained. I’ve never felt so exhausted. Yet I’m content. I feel at peace with the fact it is an honor to serve here and to build relationships. ... It is an honor to feel like I am about to collapse but still feel the Holy Spirit working in me, pushing me through it.

       
Arizona: No ‘on’ and ‘off’ switch

Arizona: No ‘on’ and ‘off’ switch

Student Missions blog: We came here with the mindset of a “missionary.” For us, we think of it as an experience in which you prepare beforehand with more prayer, read the Bible, have more accountability and then proceed turn on your “missionary switch.”

       

Philippines: Introduction to the Great Physician

Student Missions blog: Although Mercy Midwives is a medically based mission, caring for laboring mothers, my teammates and I continually seek out opportunities not only to share God’s love through actions, but also to present the Good News of salvation.

       
Guatemala: A secure home of their own

Guatemala: A secure home of their own

Student Missions blog: Maria had never slept on what we would call a bed, bathed in what we would call a shower, or owned a cell phone. ... Her house was about 6 feet tall—three walls and a roof, each made of a single sheet of tin. 

       
California: ‘I did not sign up for this’

California: ‘I did not sign up for this’

Student Missions blog: It was a long week, and it had not been what I thought it was going to be. There have been multiple times I have said to myself, “I did not sign up for this.”

       
England: Stripped of security blankets

England: Stripped of security blankets

Student Missions Blog: I am, by nature, a shy, reserved, look-before-I-leap creature of habit with an utter lack of confidence in social interactions. Leeds called me to be a gregarious, warm, adaptable risk-taker. … My security blankets all were left behind in America.

       

South Asia: Grateful to serve where God is moving

Student Missions blog: Each day of our great adventure here in South Asia, we wake up to prayer-walk and do evangelism in the slums from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The people here are so friendly and willing to talk.

       
Orientation: Learning to repack suitcases

Orientation: Learning to repack suitcases

Student Missions blog: At Go Now Missions orientation, I not only was taught, but also tested. There was a lesson in everything we did, and with each lesson, we moved one step closer to being ready to be sent out to our mission fields all across the world.

       
New York: A lesson in humility

New York: A lesson in humility

Student Missions Blog: Buying groceries in New York is no easy task, but buying groceries for 10-plus people for several days is really no easy task, especially when it is cold and rainy.

       
 
 
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