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What the future holds..

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unnamed.jpg8God is a God of surprises, and that is one of the truest statements you will hear.
You can have everything planned down to a T, and something will happen out of the blue that absolutely changes everything.

I think with the utmost certainty that what God has called me to do is to serve and do missions; I’m sure that is obvious to anyone who has followed this blog for any amount of time at all.
The thing is, I can plot, plan, blog and tell everyone that I am going to do missions for the rest of my life, but the fact of the matter is that I have no idea what will happen tomorrow, much less anytime after that.

I am not trying to discourage anyone away from the mission field, quite the opposite actually.
My hope for this blog is for each person who stumbles across it to think about keeping his or her options open. Be vulnerable to the places that God might take you.

If there is anything that I have learned throughout this freshman year of college, it is that the things that God has planned for us are so much larger, so much better and so much cooler than anything we could ever pick out ourselves.

Feel this idea out. Maybe you will start to see it the way I do, too.

Also, if you feel even the slightest inkling to serve somewhere, do it.
It could be just what you need to change your life.

We may not know where we are headed, but rest assured that we are held in the hand of a God who knows what He is doing.

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How to choose the right mission trip

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Choosing a mission trip to go on quite possibly might be the hardest part of the mission trip process. There are so many people in need and so many places that need love; you might feel as if you are being pulled in many different directions. To help ease the confusion of choosing, I have compiled a list of things to consider when it comes time to decide where you want to go.

1. Feel out several different options.
The first step is to educate yourself on all the possibilities out there. Lipscomb, the university which I attend, held a missions fair that introduced around 27 different trips around the world. It could have been a little overwhelming, but it was good for me to see all of the different places that I could go to. When you are more aware, your heart is more susceptible to the tug that your mission trip will give you.

2. Find out the work that will be done on trips that you are interested in.
It is important to remember that wherever you end up, you will not be there on vacation. Instead you will be there to put your heart into whatever work is going on in that place. Because of this, it is so important to make sure you feel for whatever you will be doing. If you do not believe in or have a passion for what a trip is doing, it is not the one for you.

3. Allow yourself to be vulnerable to these trips.
I am going to an orphanage in Mexico called the City of Children in a little over a month, and I knew that that was the trip for me simply because I fell in love with the idea of loving on these babies and sharing God’s story with them. I allowed my heart to be tugged, and it was so obvious that that was the one for me. I believe the same thing will happen to each person if they are vulnerable.

4. Pray about it.
If you have done all of your research and looked into everything yet still do not know where to go, pray about it. You will be doing this work in the name of Christ, so it makes sense that you should consult him no matter what. Pretty soon it should be apparent where he is leading you, for he is unfailing and gives great advice.

At the end of the day, do not forget that wherever you go you are doing a beautiful thing in being the hands and feet of Jesus. No matter what trip you choose you are being a good servant.

Have any further advice for choosing a mission trip to go on? Comment below!