Author: 
Jason Torrence

Even if you’re interested in Christian missionary work, a mission trip to Las Vegas probably sounds like a challenging idea. We’ve all heard people refer to Vegas as “Sin City,” and we’ve all heard people say that “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.” That last saying hints at the exact reason why Las Vegas is such an important destination. At its heart, “What happens in Vegas…” is an expression of shame for one’s actions. Whether or not you’ve ever repeated that saying, and whether or not you’ve been to Vegas, we’ve got a suggestion: If you’d like to get involved in Christian missions, this is one trip that you won’t be ashamed to tell people about.

While you’re in Las Vegas, you’ll have all sorts of opportunities to minister to those without hope, help, or homes. During this six-day missions trip, you and your team will work with local children, building relationships and helping to teach Bible School. You’ll also get to work in food lines, serving food to those less fortunate. And you’ll help to distribute clothing to those who need it. You don’t need to volunteer abroad to help address some very real needs.

Under its glamorous exterior, Las Vegas is a place of great need. And while you serve and support the local community, you’ll also have great opportunities to listen and learn from them. You’ll meet dozens of fascinating people, each with a different story. Some people will need encouragement, some will need prayer, and others simply need someone to listen to them for a few minutes. As you meet people and make new friends, you may find that Christian mission work doesn’t seem like work at all!

Las Vegas is a city built on risk and chance, and you’ve got the chance to bring something much more reliable - hope through Jesus Christ. Sure, the saying goes, “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.” But after doing Christian missionary work there, we believe you’ll have a wealth of life-changing experiences to share after you get home.

It’s never too early to start praying about your next Christian missions trip. Whether you choose to do mission work in the US, or to volunteer abroad, you’ve got plenty of options with Mission Discovery. Please don’t hesitate to visit our website to see the variety of mission trips we have available for all ages, genders, and lengths of time. Now is the time to start planning for a mission trip with Mission Discovery.