I’ve been having a blast so far down here in Mississippi, and I wanted to talk a little bit about why I came on this trip and my experiences so far!
Why did you come on this trip?
I came on this trip because I have a passion for mission trips! I love geting to travel somewhere new, as well as spending time focusing on serving others and building up my own faith at the same time!
What have you enjoyed most about this trip?
I have loved getting to do the construction work on this trip. We’ve been rebuilding a roof this week, and it’s something that I didn’t have a lot of experience with previously, but have been able to help with a lot this week. I actually enjoy it and feel like my work is an important addition to the team, which I appreciate! I also love the unique experience it provides - it’s unlikely that I’ll be able to do this again anytime soon!
What has surprised you on this trip?
On previous mission trips that I’ve been on, we’ve gone with teams of 8-12 and I’ve gotten really close with everyone on my team, which I really appreciated. I wasn’t sure whether that would happen or not on this trip, though, since there were about 35 people coming. However, it turns out that getting to know other people on the team is really emphasized and encouraged on this trip, which I really appreciate! I’ve gotten to know most of the people on my team this week and will hopefully get to know them all at least a little bit by the time we leave!
What would you say to others who are considering going on a mission trip?
Mission trips are such a cool and unforgettable experience - you get to have new and memorable experiences serving others and growing yourself, and you develop an amazing community both with the people you’re serving and the people on your team! It’s an amazing experience in every way and one that you won’t forget.