Jesus taught His disciples to pray for His kingdom to come on earth as it is in heaven. Short term mission trips allow our members take part in the kingdom’s advance through word and deed. They provide opportunities for sharing the good news of Jesus and for service opportunities such as helping to build homes, churches, or schools, to provide clean water, to offer much needed medical care, and to assist in Vacation Bible School for children, etc. They also let us see how God is worshipped in different cultures. These things change the lives of the missionaries as well as of the people to whom we go. It is humbling to see Christians of other nations faithfully serving the Lord with joy – and frequently doing so in the midst of material poverty. Announcements about future trips will be made as plans come together.