I was just reading a couple articles by Doug Franklin dealing with short term missions; he has some great thoughts and I definitely recommend taking a look at them if you’re like me and gearing up for summer missions! I’m actually going on two trips this year! The first one is with the bulk of mission trippers; we’re heading up to Presque Isle, Maine. For those of you wondering, that’s another six hours north of where I used to live, and five seconds south of Canada. I’m only exageratting a little. The other trip I’m leading (I’m having my assistant take point on the Maine trip since I’m just about the only leader on the whole trip that hasn’t done it before!) is to Nicaragua. I’m really excited to get back to Latin America – ever since spending my high school years in Bolivia, my heart has in many ways considered the southern continents home. Anyway, I digress! Here are the articles:
I’m actually thinking about putting together a letter to parents of our team members with a lot of the ideas in it from that second article – great stuff! What do you all think?