Experience Mission Blog

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

The 3 S's in New York City

With a surplus of ministries, including soup kitchens, kidsí day camps, and Bible studies, the Salvation Army continues to bring glory to God each day.

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Common Ground

During the course of the seven weeks that my team and I spent hosting this event, I witnessed countless connections formed within the community, but one felt closer to my heart than the rest.

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NYC: A Team Leader Reflection

I'm exhausted. Physically drained. Wanting my bed. But God has filled me, content and peaceful.

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Until We Meet Again

We didnít come here to turn around a broken ministry or eliminate poverty in 13 days. Instead, I hope we were able to be a small encouragement to a lot of people and support the already incredible work people are doing here.

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Greetings from New York!

In New York, we have just begun to scratch the surface of what our IMMERSION journey will entail.

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Jesus' Love Is Better

I can choose to see the joy underneath my every complaint, and every time I complain, I have a sanctifying team member to call me out on it in ways that make me laugh and extra thankful to be precisely where I am.

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It's All About Me

God isn't content with just getting part of me. He wants all of me. We're not called to live a life where we get to decide on the limits of how much we love or serve someone.

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Before the Beginning

I know it is impossible to grow or strengthen my faith while settled in my comfort zone, so tomorrow I am stepping out, into the adventure of a lifetime.

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However, as much as you try to shelter yourself from it, something profoundly rattling happens to the soul as you stand out on the street with your homeless friends at 11pm, when the night turns chilly and dark (literally and spiritually).

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God's Plans Are Bigger

There are a million lessons that I could learn from this beautiful little exchange, but I keep coming back to how much bigger God's plan is than mine could ever be. When my plans fall through, God is so much more able to work.

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