Every year the mission trip provides a great shift in perspective and helps you realign your thinking about what is truly important and it inspires you to want to be different when you get home. The hardest part about the mission trip is when it is over everything else in your life hasn’t changed since you left. The only thing different in your life when you get home will be you. The challenge then becomes to live your life differently and with purpose in your everyday life otherwise your experience and exposure slowly becomes just a memory and the fire and inspiration that began on the trip fades away.
Today was my first day back to “life” and it was hard to adjust. I pray all of us will strive to keep the fire burning is some way. Maybe in small ways at first and bigger ways every now and then. Thankfully we are part of an excellent church community that provides support and opportunities to serve. If you ever get the chance to go on a short term mission experience try it…you will be amazed at what you will learn about yourself and others plus it is the best way to light a fire in your soul that may just give you the boost to…”Take Your Faith With You” after all it was after I returned from a mission trip a few years ago that I was inspired to start this blog you are reading today.
I hope you enjoyed reading about our trip this year and I will post again soon.
May God’s peace be with you today and always.