Join the Stretched Community
All-Time Popular Posts
I can remember going on week-long missions trips with my high school youth group. Without fail, every year was not the same. There were some elements that seemed to follow us from year to year. For example, if memory serves me correctly, 4 out of 5 years which I went on this trip there was some type of blow-up on Thursday night. This is probably not that unusual when you take 20-30 teenagers for a week away from home. They get sleep deprived and homesick, and something is bound to snap. Besides this though, these trips were all different. We served different people in different locations. There were different themes that emerged from each trip, and we came home with different stories from our experiences.
In less than one week, our family will be returning to Santo Domingo Xenacoj for the third summer in a row. We have ideas about what we will experience and about what our serving opportunities will look like based on our previous experiences. But here’s the reality: this trip will be different from the previous trips.
If you haven’t been on a short-term missions trip, I would encourage you to go. The experience will change your life.
Here are 3 simple ways to find out more about taking your first short-term missions trip:
If you have been on a short-term missions trip, I would encourage you to go on another trip. The experience of going again will change your perspective on many things including short-term missions.
To give you a taste of our past trips to Guatemala, here are two videos recapping each trip. You’ll see that our experience was very different each time we went.
Book Signing – Rooftop Reflections
A Broken Heart – Guatemala 2018 Update
How I Got to Guatemala in the First Place
Rooftop Reflection – Book Trailer
Do Something that Scares You!
Think Enriched – How to Stretch Yourself to Become Your Best
Rooftop Reflections – My New Book Has Arrived!
Join the Launch Team for My New Book #RooftopReflections