We had just put the finishing touches on what I thought was a great summer mission trip. For a number of people in our group, this was their first time on any sort of mission trip, and since I love watching God use first-hand mission experiences to transform lives, I was pumped up.
Talk about missing the point of a mission trip! How could she even think that was in the realm of the appropriate? How could we ever undo the collateral damage of this little but profoundly inappropriate goodbye kiss?
This young girl had stepped on a mission trip land mine. Our group and Godʼs work in that area of the world paid the price in damage.
Make no mistake about it: On a mission trip, the collateral damage of one small misstep could have a profoundly negative effect on you, your group, and your ministry.
The fact is that there are a lot of mission trip land mines buried just beneath the surface... waiting patiently... for you or someone from your group to make one wrong step. Shouldnʼt you know where these land mines are buried so you can avoid stepping on them?
Donʼt head out for that mission trip without first having each person in your group read, Ten Mission Trip Land Mines! Itʼs a FREE thirteen page PDF download especially for Cup O' Joe readers like you. Inside this FREE download, youʼll find:
- Ten mission trip land mines and how you and your team can avoid them.
- A Checklist Covenant that each person can sign.
- A FREE mission trip training session—great for an orientation meeting.
- Recommended training and devotional guide for mission trips.
And of course, you have my enthusiastic permission to share the FREE thirteen page PDF of Ten Mission Trip Land Mines with everyone you know who is going going on a mission trip this summer!
It's FREE. It's for you to share with others. It's from your biggest fans... your missionaries of encouragement and equipping at Cadre Ministries.