short-term missionsWhy go on a short-term mission trip?
Short-term missions is firmly based in Scripture. Jesus Himself sent disciples on evangelism trips lasting only days or weeks. He wanted them to learn to depend on God for every need. Their reports back to Him were times of blessing and instruction for all. Short-term mission trips today still reflect the value Christ placed on them. Here are some tangible reasons:
You will share energy and enthusiasm. New and fresh, you can present your spiritual, emotional, and physical reserves as a gift to a long-term missionary effort.
You will confirm your calling. A short-term outreach gives you the chance to test your cross-cultural abilities, as well as to prayerfully examine your sense of calling in another culture. Jesus intended short-term missions to be a vital link to long-term missionary involvement, whether as a career missionary or a support person back home.
You will accept the challenge. You often hear that God wants to use you in furthering His Kingdom. You can channel your efforts in a positive direction with a well-planned short-term mission. Mistakes along the way will be turned to learning experiences under the guidance of team leaders.
Your obedience to the call will be a turning point in your spiritual walk. As you trust Him, He will provide! Our staff is here to support you throughout the journey, from start to finish.
You will become a crucial link. You can bring love in many forms to long-term missionaries who are separated from their home congregations. When you return home, you’ll know better how to support and encourage them from thousands of miles away.
You’ll gain a new perspective. Countless short-term missionaries testify to the powerful impact their trip had on their heart and life. After seeing God use you, and after helping people meet a loving Savior, life just won’t be the same.
God wants to use you to change the world. Take the challenge. Join a short-term mission outreach with EEMN and become the Lord’s eyes and ears to the lost, and His voice to touch those in need. The Great Commission awaits for you to join in the mission Jesus Christ has entrusted to us.