Tomorrow morning (5:30am to be exact) we leave for Haiti. Today, I spent majority of my plane ride trying NOT to think about Haiti. Most therapist’s call this denial.
I have to admit, not leading a trip or being the person “in charge” is really refreshing. As a youth pastor leading a trip, activity, trip, and/or event, you are always the go to guy/gal. It is fun being a follower and the trouble maker. Although, I never lead a global mission trip before, so it will be very wise to observe and absorb how Adventures in Missions does things.
Also I need to focus on becoming a present global short term missionary. A lot of my youth ministry methodology banks on local missionary work. So it will be critical to compare similarities and differences between local and global missional practices within a youth ministry paradigm.
My “rough” blogging plan will be to write every night about my experience and encounters in Haiti.
So my seat belt is tightly buckled and I am ready to work………….