I think that the critics of short term missions are probably people who have been on a poorly organized church vacation trip… Or have never gone at all.
My life is radically changed because of what God did in my life during my three years as a summer missions volunteer in college. My heart was broken so many times, my faith challenged, my mind stretched. If it wouldn’t have been for those trips, I’d probably be a complacent Christian who was trying to get through Law School or another such endeavor where my heart was not truly found. I’d be in it for the money, money, money. Thank God He wrecked my life in the heat of Thailand, poverty of Peru, and miracles of China.
And I thank GOD for the world that is about to change this year! Yah for August 2009!!