On my way to Medellin , Columbia, I had two hour layover. As usual I took a stand near a corner at one of the hall ways of the terminal and just watched people as they passed rushing and some running to their gates. Guess what I saw? Within those two hours.. I saw six different groups of young people wearing Tshirts with words such as Faith in Action, Youth with a Mission even Boys Scouts had theirs with words, " Adventure in Service. Some of these groups came as far as Australia. I actually flew with one group of youth from Washington DC to Miami. By the way all these groups were traveling to Central American Division. Countries such as Columbia, Honduras, Belize and Mexico are being impacted by these mission trips.
All this time I wondered within myself, what has happened around the world among the church youth. Mission Trips have become so popular and attractive to our youth.Imagine, if every every Seventh day Adventist Church would send their young people out to do mission service once or twice a year( how about every holiday) Instead of youth just staying home doing nothing, let churches encourage youth to participate in Mission Trips. Imagine of the fire for God these mission trips would generate in your local church. Let us make these trips the signature of missionary activities to places where we would not have a that opportunity of reaching easily.
Where is your church when it comes to Mission Trips? Your world church has planned for you an exciting event for your youth to participate in at the end of this year, the World Conference on Youth and Community Service, to be held in Taiwan from December 24th, 2007 to January 5,2008. Here is an opportunity for your youth and your church to join in. Let me hear from your your opinion on these mission trips.