If you are a student or have a student in your family, then you know how hectic life is right now leading up to a new school year. Given how busy it is, right now may not seem like an ideal time to volunteer abroad. But, this is also a great time to start thinking about doing mission work with Mission Discovery. Here are 3 great reasons why now is the time to start planning senior high mission trips:

  • Valuable Time- Life after high school marks a big shift for many individuals. If you’re going to college, starting vocational school, moving, or starting a new job, then your life is probably about to get a lot more busy. After senior year, you may not have the luxury of seeing some family and friends as often as you once did. Short-term mission trips like our Connect Trip to Westmoreland, TN are a great opportunity to serve locals in need with your friends. Convince a few of your good friends to take advantage of this mission work opportunity. Short-term mission trips like this are an easy way to get more of your friends to join. Create some memories that will last for years to come as you restore homes and have fun. You’ll stay at Camp Mission Discovery which has a swimming pool, volleyball, gym, and fishing pond. This trip is will be happening on June 8-13 or June 22-27, 2015.
  • Tune Your Heart- Senior year is a very hectic time. You’re applying to colleges, working on your final grades, planning graduation, and more. This time feels like a whirlwind. Naturally, this time lends itself to being a time to focus on yourself and your needs. Consider an opportunity to volunteer abroad as a time to tune your heart before the next chapter of your life. Mission work blesses both those being served and the individual serving. In 10 years, you probably won’t remember which design you chose for your graduation announcement. You will remember restoring a home for an elderly individual or serving food to children overseas. Mission Discovery has made it simple for you to search for your next trip. All of our trips will help you tune your heart and shift your focus from yourself. The opportunity to volunteer abroad or locally will remind you of how to prioritize what’s important in the next phase of your life.
  • One Final Vacation- Mission work is difficult and should be selfless in nature. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t have some fun while you’re serving on mission trips. Some of our mission trips lend themselves to acting as volunteer vacations. These types of trips are often in exotic, beautiful locations around the world. It would be a shame to travel to beautiful locations like Guatemala, Swaziland, or Montego Bay without enjoying your surroundings. The initial purpose of these trips is still the same. You’ll be serving individuals in need and share hope. Volunteer vacations are a great opportunity to go on one last trip with your family or friends before your life gets busier after high school. You’ll enjoy shopping trips, sightseeing, dance presentations, relaxed meals with local foods, and more on volunteer vacations.

There are many reasons to serve locally or overseas on mission trips. Now is the time to plan senior high mission trips before you get too busy. Find the right trip for your senior year on Mission Discovery. It’s never too early to start planning your next trip through Mission Discovery. You’ll be glad you did!