A BLOG BY Will Davis-Austin, Texas–I spent 24 hours last week in Nashville with my good friends from Mission Discovery. Mission Discovery is an organization that helps individuals and churches discover missions. They specialize in introducing rookies like I used to be into the wonderful, exciting, sometimes intimidating and very life-changing world of missions.

My first trip with Mission Discovery was nearly ten years ago. I accompanied my son, daughter and several students from our youth ministry to Reynosa, Mexico where we built two homes for terribly impoverished families. I had never done anything like this before, and I had never before seen the poverty and suffering that is so common in poor countries. I went to Mexico with Mission Discovery on the last week of an 8 week sabbatical, the bulk of which had been spent in Colorado. I can honestly tell you that that week in Mexico was the best week of my summer by far.

It changed me for the better. And it changed my church too. And every person I’ve ever taken