Things You Get From Serving On a Mission Trip

Mission trips are a unique opportunity because you get to experience so many different events and moments that can have an impact on how you view not only the world, but also yourself. The things that you can gain from a mission trip will help you to grow in every aspect of your life. Here are 3 things you receive from serving on a mision trip:

1. Gratitude

Many of us are fortunate enough to have easy access to things that we need in order to survive and have a faith community that helps us grow, but everyone is not that fortunate. Mission Discovery offers mission opportunities in the United States and all throughout the world. These opportunities allow first hand experiences that help us to remember that the world is bigger than your bubble at home. Serving others who have less than we do helps us to recognize how fortunate we are and how much God truly has blessed us. We can give thanks to God in a more grateful way after experiencing different cultures and societies.

2. Spiritual Growth

For many people, explaining an idea or lesson helps them to really understand it for themselves. A mission trip is an incredible opportunity to spread the Word of God to those who have never heard of it, but it also can help us to better understand the text and stories ourselves. Being able to spread the Word of God to others is a great way to come closer to Him and learn more about His truth. God is always present, but by sharing the love of Christ to others, we can appreciate God in new and wonderful ways. During a mission trip you also have to lean more into Him and rely on Him more fully, ultimately strengthening that relationship you have with God. It may be a trying time, but God moves in you and those you serve.

3. Relationships

Shared experiences help to build meaningful relationships, and mission trips are a wonderful place to get to know new people. Mission Discovery brings together all different kinds of people who are there for one purpose, and that is to serve. When everyone comes together to serve, making meaningful relationships happens naturally, and these friendships can have a lasting impact. That one commonality of having a relationship with God is a perfect foundation for true friendship, and you end up leaving the experience with lifelong friends who a week ago were strangers.

Mission Discovery takes away the stress and frustration of planning and organizing a mission trip for individuals and groups so that you can grow and prosper in your relationship with Christ and fellow believers. Interested in serving with us? Check out all the upcoming trips we're planning!