Have you ever wished your children could experience another culture? Have you ever wondered if your children understand how truly blessed they are to live in the United States, where they have food, clothing, a roof over their heads, good schools, great opportunities? Have you ever prayed that your children would develop a heart for mission? A family mission trip is one great way to help your children see the world from a different perspective.
Imagine what your children would think if they visited a culture where, when driving down the road, lane lines are optional, and in fact, speed limits are optional. Speed bumps, however, are the real deal, and everyone slows down for them, so much so that local people set up tables to sell food items and trinkets at every single speed bump. The majority of the vehicles are actually mopeds, not cars. Imagine that your hot water heater is a black tank on your roof, heated by the sun—that is, if you are lucky enough to have plumbing and a hot water tank. Imagine that your home is a 20×20 square foot home with wood siding, a metal roof, a cement floor, and curtains to divide the rooms instead of walls. Imagine doing your laundry in a series of three tubs with a bar of soap, and hang drying your clothes on your barbed wire fence. Imagine having only two outfits and one pair of shoes. (more…)