A recent short termer talks about her trip to North Africa, what she learnt and how she was challenged.
I recently undertook a short, 10 day short term trip to North Africa. A trip that, for me, was a first introduction to mission, a way for me to consider God’s call on my life to serve him. Because I don’t know where that call on my life may take me, I’m choosing not to share my identity, creative access nations may be an option for me.
“I’m used to knowing mission partners by name, but now I know there are so many whose names must remain hidden, sharing their lives and the gospel across North Africa.”
This trip has certainly changed my perception of mission partners working in creative access situations. Maybe it’s just me, but I feel that often we want to know so much about people before we pray for them, but these people are the ‘unknowns’, desperately needing our support. I’m used to knowing mission partners by name, but now I know there are so many whose names must remain hidden, sharing their lives and the gospel across North Africa. These 10 days taught me to pray for these people, I hope in sharing my experiences I can encourage others to pray too.