This month we’ve seen stories from several different guest writers about their mission experiences! Here we asked several of the Crowned Crew members how they felt towards missions and why they think they are important.
Missions are important, to me, because they are living examples of The Great Commission we, as Christians, are called to. God has a plan for all of us and each one is different. Although, when I think about missions and those allowing God to use them, I am encouraged to share my faith right where I am. It brings me joy knowing and seeing people dedicating their lives in an all-or-nothing way for the Kingdom of God. As a young Christian woman, how can I not be filled with joy seeing people give their lives and make an impact for the God I love.
I think missions are truly the most important purpose of our lives here on earth. Not just in third-world countries, but in our communities at home and at work. God calls us to share Him and His Word with the world and there’s nothing more important than being obedient in that.
Missions are important to me because it’s so beautiful to be able to connect with people whether local or in a foreign country and have Christ at the center of every conversation and service opportunity. Everyone deserves a glimmer of hope and it’s so great to be able to provide a beam of hope to those in need.
I have been on multiple missions during my life, starting around middle school, and God opened my eyes to something new on every single one! Mission trips are important because they are a great way to spread God’s love! One of the things God has shown me, through my mission trip experiences, is that we aren’t promised tomorrow and we should cherish the time we have. Another thing I’ve taken away from a mission trip is the feeling of overwhelming love and contentment. I have seen children who are part of a feeding program leave early with almost a full plate of food to take back to their family! They aren’t thinking about themselves and how long it’s been since they’ve had their last meal, the thing that comes to mind, for them is family. This brings me to my next thought, when you are on a mission trip you are put in a very humbling situation, you’re taken out of your comfort zone to be there for and to serve others! Getting to know those you’re serving they start to feel like family and you start to create these relationships that you’ll never forget! Then, if you choose to or have the opportunity to go and visit them again, the connection becomes even stronger! These are just some of the many emotions and lessons God has given me through my experiences and maybe you’ll have a completely different experience! That’s one of the beauties of mission trips! You never know what to expect!
So why not take time for a mission trip and see what God has in store for you! Maybe you’ll be able to see someone else enjoy and receive the love that God has for them!
If you ever get the opportunity to travel on an international trip, I highly recommend it! Having said that, local missions are just as important! There are plenty of people in your community that have maybe never heard the Gospel or maybe they have and just don’t have the courage to ask you about it! Try putting in the effort to have Jesus the topic of conversation just once and see how it goes! You’ll never know until you try!
We’d love to know what missions mean to you! Let us know by emailing or tagging us in your favorite mission trip picture on Instagram using @cwlblog!
“Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors Him.”
“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
“Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord,
and He will reward them for all they have done.”