I’m in India this week for a few days and it has my mind spinning as usual.

Missions, like just about any topic, is something Christians love to argue about.

Everyone is convinced they know exactly how to do it and that they’re doing something that has NEVER been done before. Instead of celebrating the things that are working well for all of us, we love to shoot holes in each others strategies.

I”ll be honest. I don’t know what works best when it comes to international missions but I’m so proud to have friends doing missions in different, and effective ways.

On a fairly regular basis, people want to argue with me about the effectiveness of short term missions. If you’re interested in what I’ve written before on this topic then you can read more HERE.

But, here’s another compelling reason I think it works:


This is my friend Andy. Andy took his first missions trip ever just two years ago when he went along with me on a Cross Point missions trip to India.

Now, Andy heads up One Life International, the non profit Cross Point does all of it’s India mission through.

I LOVE it when the church gathers and then scatters.