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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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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Sticky–Note Schedule

Living life with hands and mind open to where that day leads may just be the most life-giving way to live this life God has called us to.

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Love Vulnerably

My team loved me this week because they took my vulnerability--the little piece of myself that I gave to them--and they nourished it. Then they gave themselves back. They asked what I needed; they made kind suggestions; they asked for updates each day; they shared their stories with me; they encouraged me.

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People Over Projects

The relationships built between the teams and community each summer are so vital because they change the way we think about mission work.

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Connecting the Dots

It is a very special thing to be able to walk around town and know the people you pass by, and we are just beginning to see all the connections between those people.

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All One Body

We never know how big of an impact we can make simply by using the talents God has given us.

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Dancing and Rainbow Nail Polish

Every Thursday night, our community partners put on an event dedicated to helping the kids of Gary and the surrounding communities not become victims of their circumstances, and we're lucky enough to be there.

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Looking for Hope

It is so neat to see mission trip teams who are open to letting God work through them and how each person is a small, yet extremely important part in the work that God is doing in the lives of others.

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Peace Like A River

Like the noisy river in front of me, true peace envelops us in a way which blocks out the cares and concerns of the world around us.

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Planting Seeds

Seeds die. But, as we all know what comes out after a seed dies—the birth of something new.

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