But what if I told you that after one mission trip, your ideas of mission work will change drastically? A few years ago, a good friend convinced me to go on a Spring Break missions trip and it changed my outlook on mission work forever. I learned that it’s not about digging the wells or building the houses, it’s about spreading the awesome and holy Word of Christ Jesus our Lord! All that other stuff is good, but you go on mission for one reason: spreading God’s word.
Jesus tells everyone that calls themselves a follower of Him to do this. That’s what the Great Commission is. Matthew 28:19-20: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
So am I saying to go on the next mission trip that is available to you? Maybe. But it’s more than that – you are already on mission! As Christians, we are called to be on mission every day! That’s if you are at work, school, or doing anything, we are on mission.
What about the people that have never heard the name of Jesus? Paul answers this question in Romans 10:13-15. Paul says, “For ‘everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’ How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!’”
This is why it’s important to always be on mission. You never know if someone hasn’t heard the name of Jesus!
So is digging wells a thing you are into? If so, great! There are a lot of opportunities for you to help spread the good news of the gospel. If digging wells isn’t your thing, you can still spread the gospel. Remember that you are always on mission!