How One Mission Trip Changed My Whole Life

How One Mission Trip Changed My Whole Life

Why go on a mission trip? And why go on a mission trip to Zambia? Back in 1998, I had no idea how to answer those questions. Then, I was just a 21-year-old college student who had never left the United States. Nothing could have prepared me for almost two weeks on a mission in Zambia. The long-lasting effects of what happened there years ago still impact my life to this very day.

India Changed Me—A Mission Trip's Enduring Transformation

India forever changed me. 

My first visit was as a journalist, to a community development program and what I experienced then led me to return on another trip, that time to volunteer after I retired. Initially, I expected to be wary of the food, but I was not concerned about my personal safety. After reading about India's deep, pervasive poverty I did not expect to make more than a dust mote of difference.