I was handing out small gifts at a senior citizens' Christmas party in Xai-Xai, Mozambique last Saturday. I asked, "Who is the oldest?" We narrowed it down to a gentleman who was in his 80s. He came forward to get his gift and stand with the other recipients. As I turned I saw a … Continue reading What If You Didn’t Know Your Birthday?
Going on a mission trip can be highly rewarding: building new friendships, discovering commonalities and differences, sharing knowledge and receiving from others. To maximize our impact, here are 3 things I think we should avoid and some alternative suggestions. Avoid Bringing Lots of Candy. We all want to make kids happy. We all know that … Continue reading 3 Pitfalls to Avoid on Short-Term Mission Trips
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"Can I hold two four soccer camps during P.E. time for 8-14 year olds?" Jeff asked Macambacwini School. The school readily agreed. Imagine our surprise when we arrived on Monday and were told that these children don't often get P.E. Apparently there is no P.E. teacher for the younger grades and as sometimes happens here … Continue reading Soccer Camp