The Biggest Mission Trip Question
One of the biggest questions people ask when considering going on an international mission trip is
"What will I actually be doing?"
The truth is that it is often determined based on your gifts and what God has in store for you.
However we know that God is abundant and can use anyone for His Glory.
So the best answer to what you will do on a mission trip with Benjamin House Ministries is :
Serve God and Love His People. Our friend Tracey visited this Summer from Georgetown, SC
and below is her experience.
Tracey's Experience In Her Own Words
“I was thinking today about what I actually accomplished in Uganda. Did I just spend five weeks traveling around and seeing sites realizing what poverty and life can be like in Equatorial Africa, or did I actually do anything productive?
I did not build houses, dig ditches or work in clinics. But, I taught and I admonished.
I learned, and I facilitated learning. I really did help save a few lives. Maybe enough to make a real difference someday. God has the big picture. He was thoroughly and totally in charge, and I just had to follow.
My church family and my community taught me the value of Faith.
Uganda taught me the value of Hope.
Can our Paradigm shift? We all care about what we know about- Can we care differently and even more about people we have never met? Can we reach the core values of Inclusiveness and Equity past our local limits?"
It was a blessing to have Tracey with us at BHM, and we felt her impact through her service in teaching children, staff, and pastors how to set strategic goals. She ministered unto pastors, widows, staff, survivors of HIV, children with cancer, and to those searching for support. She supported families. and helped them find resources. She visited with the transitional boys, and mentored them spiritually and trained them with career planning. She visited her sponsored child. Most importantly she shared salvation and delivery prayers.
We know that Tracey has brought what she learned back home, and her excitement to continue to spread the news of Christ will travel with her everywhere she goes. Her work isn't over. She is busy advocating for the children we serve, and making a difference even from home.
That is what serving God and loving His people looks like for Tracey. What will it look like for you?
Benjamin House staff, short-term missionaries, and our founders