Some people want to send their children on a gap year after a school, and this is a great way of educating them at the same time. Often a teenager can go backpacking and really get lost in world of chaos and drugs. One needs to find an organization that is geared at what you are interested in doing.
This is definitely a growing experience, and there are not many people that don’t come back without a story. You may want to know more about something that interests you, such as surfing or soccer. This is a great way of bringing more people towards God and preaching the Gospel. It does not seem as if there is any force.
There are opportunities around which will include a course along with a mission trip. These are normally very well run, and people look back on these trips with memories and lots of good experiences. You learn about various aspects of the faith in the first three months, and then you choose which country you want to go to.
Often people don’t know what their talents are, and only find this out when they come to a place like Brazil on a mission trip. They will either find that they are a giver because they enjoy doing things for others. They could enjoy motivating the team, and therefore they would be an encourager. These are things you could put into practice.
You don’t necessarily have to go to deepest darkest Africa in order to do some good and participate in something good. You may just find a program going on in your church or in the community. There are lots of shelters where people need soup and clothing. There are things you can do once a week, and you will find this just as rewarding.
During this time, people begin to learn what it is they are gifted in. It could be something like preaching. They may feel they are more of a giver and they like to cook for other people, for example. There are the encouragers as well who keep on motivating others to go the distance. This will make up the team.
It is important that once you do come back from a mission trip that you don’t settle down to the old ways of life. It is recommended that you stick with a church and do some sort of voluntary work that would help the community. This may only be one day a week. However, during this time you will learn a lot and grow with others, and this can be rewarding.
Originally posted 2014-04-23 08:45:00.