Saturday, July 20, 2019

Short Term Mission Trips - Do they do more harm than good?

Actual missionaries chime in on the question - Do short term mission trips do more harm than good?

#QuestionsThatRock about Short Term Mission Trips
Points from Articles I read include:
The same house painted 20 times by missionaries;
Money wasted when locals are unemployed;
Parents abusing children to milk money from missions;
Pastors have learned to milk money out of Americans;
You can't be a hero for a week;
Don't do a job locals can do;
Why not evangelize your own neighborhood?;
Facebook Comments include:
Kris Cates:
Gospel is not preached as much as humanitarian aid;
Why build them a house and not warn them about hell?;
Lauren Emswiler Watson:
Short term can be fruitful if the actually have a mission;
Lewis Jason:
Atrocities and danger is not a vacation!;
True missions must be led by the Spirit;
Glenn Roseberry:
He began his long term mission with a short term mission;
Mickie Sapen West:
Would YOU send 2000 to a mission without going first?;
Jean A. Young:
Disaster in the making - fetish bracelets!;
Jonathan Edward Gibbard:
Points out the cultural and language problem;
Stephen Barret from Holy Fire Japan chimes in audio;
We must be led by the Spirit of God with anything we do;

Links in the show:

When Helping Hurts Book 
Becoming Whole book
End of the Spear Movie
Watch it for Free for Trying Prime
FaceBook Question That Rocks
My Tweet to Darren

Why You Should Consider Canceling Your Short-Term Mission Trips
Why Most Mission Trips Are A Waste Of Time -
Things No One Tells You About Going on Short-Term Mission Trips 

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