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WMI trip to South East Asia

$7,382
123%
Raised toward our $6,000 Goal
11 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on February 27, at 11:05 AM EST
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Experiencing Christ at Work in South East Asia

April 24, 2017

Thank you for your support of our recent short-term mission experience to South East Asia!  Your gift helped PTS students and others to experience God’s work in a country where Christianity is often looked on with suspicion, and to meet and build relationships with members of a house church network among an unreached people group.  PTS student Emily Lasinsky reflects on how Christ teaches us through “being the stranger” in this foreign context:

“I tend to read and think much about what it means to "welcome the stranger." Being in South East Asia gave me the opportunity to practice being the stranger and receiving hospitality. I learned that it is important to give what we can offer, but how we "serve" should not be used to create or exacerbate a power differential. God is not so much interested in what we give, but how and why we give. What did we give while in South East Asia? Presence. Why? Because when we are still, we open our hearts to listen and receive (from God and others). To say that we gave anything more would be a reflection of the human desire to do something and see results, as if the results depend on us in the first place.  

Overall, this mission trip encouraged my heart and reminded me that the Kingdom of God is a diverse mosaic. More than ever, we need to open our hearts, minds, and spirits to the colors, shapes, and squiggles that mark our shared humanity.”

Thank you for your support, which enables trip participants to have life-changing experiences such as these!  We encourage you to sign up for our WMI e-newsletter, which includes helpful mission resources and information about upcoming WMI initiatives and short-term mission experiences.

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Students and others are able to participate in a World Mission Initiative mission opportunity because they are encouraged by a classmate, professor, WMI staff, and especially because of the financial support they are promised. Thank you for strengthening this promise through your gift of support!

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Participants gather for three WMI pre-trip preparation sessions before they leave for people and places completely new to them. Your gift helps equip participants to go into the world with spiritual readiness and cross-cultural awareness.

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WMI encourages participants to "pack light" by leaving behind both items and attitudes that might hinder their witness. Your gift resources participants with what they really need both in their suitcases and also in their hearts - humility, faith, and love - as they participate in God's mission.

$100

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WMI sends participants with a strong foundation of prayer and with confidence in the promise of the Holy Spirit's presence. Your gift of support for participants' travel costs gives tangible testimony to the strong prayer support that surrounds them as well.

$200

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Participants are mobilized into God's mission in a lasting way when they form relationships, as happens through Christian partners around the globe who welcome WMI trip participants to join them in ministry. Your gift gives participants that opportunity to form lasting relationships with church leaders around the world.

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Your gift encourages, equips, packs, prays for, and mobilizes participants well on their way to participating in what Jesus Christ is up to in another part of God's world! Thank you for sending participants on a life-changing, ministry-shaping World Mission Initiative trip!