Next week our mission team departs for a mission trip to Kentucky to work in a youth camp and conduct a VBS for the local community. As the trip gets closer, I keep thinking and praying: What makes this trip successful?
- If we make it through the VBS without anyone electrocuting themselves or a kid walking into traffic?
- If we have at least as many students in the van coming back as we did going there
- It doesn’t rain during your work time, no one throws up more than twice, and the food is pretty good
- No hospital visits, no police calls, and we are invited back for another trip
What do you think? What makes a trip successful? What is missing in this list? In case you couldn’t catch the sarcasm, here are few that I truly would put on my “successful trip” list.
- Students matured in their faith and were stretched in ways that may not have happened without this trip
- Boys and girls accept Jesus Christ as their Savior…and the students have a part in that!
- The missionaries are blessed, encouraged, and their ministry is better off because of your visit
There, I thought you would like that list a little better. Now I’d like to hear what you think!