How do we balance short term trips?
Many missionaries were called to missions as a result of a short term trip.
Lots of money is spent each year on short term trips.
Most long term results on the field are a result of a long-term missionary being there.
Missionaries can receive huge boosts in results and great encouragement from short term teams.
Some short term trips have or are mini-vacations.
Seeing a 3rd world country is good for any American Christian.
Please list other facts that could go here. I don't know the perfect balance in how many short term trips should happen, but I do know that a lot of money goes towards short term trips when it takes a long time for long term missionaries to raise support. Are all these trips necessary? And they may be. I believe that eyes are opened on these trips, more missions giving happens after a trip, and short term trips can accomplish a lot. Let the conversation begin!
Short term trip shortcomings
Another blog wrote this article on short term trips.
And yet another blog from Team on short term trips
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