Mission Trip – Purpose

Why do I do it?  Why do I go out with youth on mission trips and retreats and teach confirmation classes?  Why do I spend time driving endless hours, sleeping on floors, waking up early, working hard all day for the benefit of others for no pay and getting to bed late only to get up the next day to do it all over again?

I do it with the hope of making an impact on their life…I do it to try and give them the input and connections that I may have missed as a youth.  I do it to show them who Jesus Christ is and what he did for them.  I do it to show them the love of God through my words and actions.  I do it to help ignite a spark in their spiritual lives.

Most importantly I do it because I believe that this is exactly what my Lord and Savior has blessed me with the time, talent and ability to do and it would be a terrible thing to waste those gifts.

Lastly, I do it because I love getting opportunity to spend time with others that can make a difference on their spiritual journey that could impact them for the rest of their lives.

Peace be with you.

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About mcalcagno

Living by faith and striving to know Him and to make Him known
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