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What do Short-Term Missions have to do with a zoo?

Honestly, going to the zoo is not one of my favorite activities. But the one time I did enjoy it was for my daughter’s 3rd birthday. My daughter’s favorite animal is the elephant and the only place we could see a real live elephant was the Oakland Zoo. So we packed into our car with … Continue reading What do Short-Term Missions have to do with a zoo?

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The most important question you can ask.

I love questions. I love asking questions. Many times a question can lead to another question. It is essential that we ask good hard questions about many things in the world, especially as it relates to short-term missions or any service work we are doing. Before we go, we need to ask good questions. When … Continue reading The most important question you can ask.

Are We Using the Poor for the Benefit of Our Short-Term Mission Trips?

If you are like me, you want to have a successful short-term mission trip where you honor and dignify everyone involved, especially those you are serving.  We want to be useful to those we are serving while being aware of the possible negative impact we are having on the community. It is our hope that … Continue reading Are We Using the Poor for the Benefit of Our Short-Term Mission Trips?