Short-term mission trips are often carried out by church groups or religious organizations. These groups travel to different locations and volunteer to help with community projects both within the United States and internationally. The foundation of mission trips is service. Those who embark on mission trips volunteer their time and effort in order to improve the lives of others while sharing their faith.
What Happens on Mission Trips?
Every mission trip differs slightly depending on where you going, but they share a common thread, service.
Why Participate in a Mission Trip?
There are a variety of benefits for both those serving on mission trip and those receiving aid and support.
For participants, it is an opportunity to see how other people live, gain a better understanding of people and different cultures, expand and share your faith, increase gratitude, build new relationships, and the knowledge that you both empowered and made a difference for others.
For those receiving aid, they gain hope, build a stronger community, form bonds and relationships, learn new skills, have a safer environment, gain much needed buildings and supplies, and the opportunity to live healthier lives.