SHOULD CHURCHES ABANDON TRAVEL-INTENSIVE SHORT-TERM MISSIONS IN FAVOR OF LOCAL PROJECTS?
Three missions experts weigh in.
Here is an article from Christianity Today on short term missions. Personally, I am in favor of short-term missions. A short-term mission is an awakening to each participant, regarding the conditions in the third world and about the faith of those, who live with much less than we. Also, if a short-term mission is well run, it does make a difference in peoples lives. I've heard many favorable testimonies in Honduras on this subject. Nevertheless, the criticisms in this article are helpful in planning future short-term missions and avoiding the many pitfalls.