Experience Mission Blog

Stories from the mission field of hope, love, and the life-changing impact of cross-cultural relationships rooted in Christ.

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Kentucky Blue and Strawberry Blonde

We learned from them the power of sacrificial love and what it looks like to cling to Jesus for strength every single day.

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Waiting on the Street

Imagine working hard all year to keep your grades up only to fail, not for a lack of effort, but for a lack of means.

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How to Serve on Mission Trips, for all 9 Enneagram Types

We all have a path forward to breaking down the internal roadblocks that stop us from serving and loving people like Jesus in healthy ways that dignify and empower.

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5 Steps to Serving Others Well

As followers of Christ, we know that we are called to serve others, but how does this translate in our complicated cultural context?

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‘These People’ Have Names

Most of the time I view my life with me at the center. And if we’re not careful, we can take this perspective with us into missions, accidentally overlooking the very people we desire to know and serve.

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I Will Give You Rest

“Chita.”—One of the few phrases in Haitian Creole that I have come to know extremely well during the past couple of weeks in Haiti. The phrase means “sit down.” While I rarely hear this phrase in my daily life back in the states, here in Haiti, I am told to sit down regularly.

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What West Virginia Taught Me

I thought I would be interacting with kids in the community, maybe learning a bit more about construction, and facilitating the schedule for the teams that came through. While this was all true, it was also so much more.

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Introducing RISING — A New Way to Live Your Mission

When we see the widening gap between those who have opportunity and resources compared to those who don't, we think it should matter. Community empowerment is part of our mission so we can address this disparity that steals hope and erodes people's sense of worth and dignity.

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Challenging in the Best Ways

Spending a month in Mozambique gave me the desire to change the world while letting the world change me.

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Unlikely People in an Unlikely Place: Christmas in Modern Day Bethlehem

Jesus knows what it’s like to be a nobody in the midst of chaos. He understands the plight of the weak, the lowly and the marginalized. He lived it.

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