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Why AIM mission trips are unique

From our AIM blog. These are seven reasons why going on a mission trip with AIM is unique from your run-of-the-mill missions experience: Customization: You can choose the location and duration of your trip. If you don’t see what you’re looking for on our trip list, contact …
By Seth Barnes
By Seth Barnes
From our AIM blog. These are seven reasons why going on a mission trip with AIM is unique from your run-of-the-mill missions experience:
  1. Why our mission trips are unique

    Customization: You can choose the location and duration of your trip. If you don’t see what you’re looking for on our trip list, contact us, we’ll try to match your group to the the right missions experience.

  2. Listening Prayer: Everything we do at AIM
    begins with asking God; throughout your trip you’ll be led by this
    prayer-dialogue that we call listening prayer.

  3. Commitment: We’re in it for the long-haul with
    local ministries in the field and with our participants. This means that
    we’re not only committed to long-term work all over the world, but also
    to the growth of the individuals on the mission trip. This is one of
    our core passions as a ministry: using short-term missions as a
    discipleship vehicle.

  4. Flexibility: Though we create a schedule and
    plan the ins and outs of your trip, we give God permission to set aside
    our agendas and show us what he’s up to. In other words, we’re open to his surprises.

  5. Relational Focus: Similar to Jesus’ ministry,
    we focus more on people than tasks. This, of course, includes those
    within your group, as well as those whom you will serve while on the mission trip.

  6. Smaller Groups: We welcome smaller-sized
    groups, because so much of the relational work we do hinges on the
    importance of cultivating trust and intimacy in ministry. This
    doesn’t mean that we won’t work with larger groups, but it does mean
    that you won’t be stuck in a camp setting with several other groups.
Out of all of those, it’s listening prayer that really sets us apart from others. To be sure, there are lots of opportunities to plug into missions this year, but if you sense God is leading you to partner with us, know that it’ll be different from a typical short-term missions experience, and that’s because we want it to be.

Comments (3)

  • Dear Daddy Seth,
    Keep it up daddy.We are praying for the team when God will open the doors for Pakistan.
    God bless You.
    Emmanuel Sadiq

  • YES to all of this. I’m currently at Real Life training camp and it seems my girls are surprised by what this trip has in store for them – they probably thought they were just going to serve in Nicaragua. Little did they know they would learn to HEAR THE VOICE OF GOD in a personal way and BE TRANSFORMED though community! My heart beats faster when I see them “getting it.” I can’t believe I get to be a part of it. Thank you thank you thank you for following the voice of God in your life – it’s affecting me and my girls and too many other people to even think about.

  • Seth,

    Hey, brother, I saw your note on AIM mission trips and noticed that foto. I was there on that trip. Actually led it, or perhaps the Holy Spirit led it and we all just followed. Pretty fun stuff I’d say. That was a pretty incredible group of young ladies who could sing the roof off a place. I still remember them singing,”Mighty to Save” in spanish. Incredible!

    Keep up the great work brother. Keep praying for us down here in the Rio Grande Valley. The battle for lives is intense and bloody at times. The victories are sweet, but it seems you can only savor and celebrate it for a moment, than more carnage comes your way. Thankfully we have a God who never leaves us and walks with us. That brings me peace when there is none.

    Peace to you,
    Tony

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