My Daughter, a Mission Trip and the Big Apple

So far, this has been a BIG year for my family. An awesome year!

Two in our household got to go on two different mission trips.

If you have been following along, you already know about my husband’s mission trip he took in April to Africa.

In June, my oldest daughter also had the opportunity to go on a mission trip. She went with a group called MIT which stands for Missionary in Training.

Back in January of this year, when the opportunity presented itself for my husband’s mission trip, this trip was also presented and my daughter immediately wanted to sign up.

MIT is designed for high school students ages 15-19 who are seeking God’s calling on their life.

The program was to be for two weeks with the first week at Southland Christian Ministries in Louisiana and the second week in New York.

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SOUTHLAND CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES
NEW YORK CITY
NEW YORK CITY

The first week at Southland, the group had training classes in which they learned how to handle themselves and how to interact with others. These classes were held in addition to regular camp activities.

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HEADED TO A SERVICE AT SOUTHLAND CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES
TRAINING CLASS
TRAINING CLASS

After the week at camp, they flew to New York where they were able to put into practice what they learned the week before. As training continued in New York, the group was able to work closely with three different ministries.

The program included things like:

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HANDS ON TRAINING AND PARTICIPATING IN COMMUNITY BIBLE CLUBS

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Visit AllOutForGod.com to learn more about this program.

The flight to New York was a first for my daughter. She had never flown before and she did great! (with the exception of a lot of pressure on her ears)

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Neither myself or my husband could make the trip this go around but hopefully, in the future we will be able to. Several sponsors went along. Two of the couples who went we know very well, and trust, otherwise it would have been a lot harder to allow her to go.

One of the sponsors that went wrote about the experience on her blog. Please visit Life in my Shoes at brenda-lifeinmyshoes.blogspot.com to read more about the trip. She broke it up into 5 parts (a lot happened!) and she did a fantastic job. I’ve really enjoyed reading about the mission trip from a mom’s point of view since I was not able to be there. 

After my daughter got home, one of our local churches asked her to give a presentation of the trip. She put together this awesome video (link takes you to youtube) and gave a great presentation that honored the Lord.

This has definitely been a big year for our family with some pretty big firsts; first mission trip for some and a first flight for one.

Have you had any firsts this year?

Has God done great things for you?

We would love to hear about any short-term mission trips you or your children have been on and how it impacted your life.


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You'll catch Amanda at mendedandblended.com writing about her
family's journey of being mended and blended together by the thread of the Word of God. They are a homeschooling family on this journey with 4 children talking about real life andseeking to encourage others.
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17 thoughts on “My Daughter, a Mission Trip and the Big Apple

  1. How wonderful! It’s my goal for the upcoming year to start getting involved in mission trips. God has called me towards the mission field, and I love seeing people out there sharing the gospel!

  2. Wow this is awesome! I totally believe in local and national mission trips because Lord knows there is a work to be done right here in our country. This has been inspiring. I hope to also get out more. Thanks for sharing!

  3. How wonderful for your family to experience God moving in so many different places! As a teenager and young adult, I was blessed to be able to go multiple times with my mom on medical mission trips to the Dominican Republic, and they were always impactful times together. It must be so encouraging to see your daughter desire to serve the Lord in her life! 😉

    1. Crystal, that must have been a great experience for you and your mom! I would love to be able to go on a mission trip with my daughter someday! I am thrilled that she has a desire to serve the Lord in some form or fashion 🙂 Thank you for stopping by!

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