Have no fear, the Americans are here. You’ve got problems, we’ve got solutions. And, conveniently enough, we also have some free time to fix your problems. Lucky you.
Not only that, but we get to visit some really cool parts of the world while we’re at it. Bonus.
Maybe I’m a bit jaded, but that’s what I always think when someone talks about short-term mission trips. I immediately wonder if the trip isn’t motivated more by ethnocentrism and tourism than altruism.
Yet I’m going on a short-term mission trip. My whole family is. We leave tomorrow.