WHY EVERYONE NEEDS TO GO ON A MISSIONS TRIP
BY CHASE SIEVERS | HIGHLAND COLONY CAMPUS PASTOR
Yale University says you need to be uncomfortable if you want to grow. No seriously. I mean Jesus saying, “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel” should be enough for us to book the plane ticket for a missions trip, but it doesn’t hurt to have a gentle nudge by a bunch of Ivy League-ers.
According to a 2018 study, “If you want to maximize learning you need to make sure you’re doing hard things 70 percent of the time.” It specifically mentions traveling abroad as a way to strategically introduce discomfort in your life. And if you want to make sure you hit that 70% discomfort level, try China or India!
Therein lies the beauty of God’s commands. On one hand, they’re worth our obedience just because of what God has already done for us. It’s that whole Amazing Grace song:
“He saved a wretch like me. I once was lost, but now I’m found. I was blind, but now I see…”