One of my favorite parts about doing mission work are the friendships I’ve developed along the way.
Of course nothing can compare to the experience of helping others, telling people about Jesus, and witnessing them give their lives to Christ, but coming home with new friends all across the world is something I will always cherish.
On mission trips you have the opportunity to meet a lot of people.
There are the local volunteers that assist with the outreach, the people you may meet at the local village church everyone attends, and the people that translate for you or drive you around. The opportunities to develop friendships are endless! And with today’s technology, it’s easier than ever to keep in touch after your mission trip is over.
8 years ago I met Aude.
He was my translator on one of our trips, and we quickly became friends. Many of our conversations focus on our love of Jesus and I treasure our friendship! His father has experienced health issues the past few months and I’ve been able to pray along with him. I love that we can keep in touch, pray for, and encourage each other even though we are miles apart!
Because of mission work I have made lifelong friends all over the world, and I am so grateful to have so many friendships!
Many of the Christians we meet in third world countries are the minority. They need our encouragement and prayers, and love being able to keep in touch with other Christians from all over the world as well.
Are you ready to travel in missions and make friendships all over the world? If so, consider joining us on one of our next mission trips! We would love to have you, and if you need help raising funds for your trip don’t forget to grab our free fundraising letter template.
See you on the mission field!