There is an ongoing conversation in some circles about whether mission trips are worth the time, expense, and if they truly have a positive impact. I actually enjoy the conversation, and think there have been some problems with mission experiences, so I don't discount the conversation. But, when it comes down to it, for me what is too often missing in Christian and church witness is the powerful combination of Word AND Deed. Check out the conversation below that made the front page of the Sunday paper. It was interesting that this carried over into many of the discussions at my church on Sunday morning.
Are Mission Trips Worth It?