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MISSION TRIPS, SOCIAL MEDIA AND PHOTOGRAPHY

We have all seen the photos and social media posts of first-world people surrounded by third-world children, crouching and posing in the dirt amidst their smiles. Couple it with a heart-felt caption and wa-lah! You can cross taking and posting a classic (almost expected) mission trip post off of your cross-cultural to-do list. Unfortunately, there’s… Read more »

WHY TO TAKE YOUTH ON A MISSION TRIP

I was fresh out of high school and on a medical mission trip to Papua New Guinea. We were sitting cross-legged in the dirt, being watched by the people that surrounded us. I had a stethoscope, an otoscope and a handful of simple medications – ready to listen and examine and diagnose as best I… Read more »

HOW AND WHAT TO PACK FOR A MISSION TRIP

So you’re going on a mission trip. What should you bring? Or more importantly, what shouldn’t you? The answers to those two questions depend entirely on where you are going and what you are doing.  However, here are some great questions to ask before packing for any mission trip, and some general lists and suggestions…. Read more »