If you’re a Youth Leader and you’re considering taking your group on a mission trip, now is the time to finalize those plans and make the decision about where your group will serve next year. But you might be saying to yourself, “Why now? It’s still the end of August. I’ve got plenty of time…”
But… you don’t. Many mission organizations are already finalizing their plans and participation for 2011. I know for us, Group Workcamps and Group Week of Hope, some of our most popular locations are already full. I have friends that work for other youth mission organizations and I know that they experience the same thing. We all have locations that “sell out” long before Thanksgiving.
And, it’s not just youth mission providers. Many missionaries and receiving ministries only have room for a certain number of people each year. Once those places are taken, they are “full.”
Please, if you want to get your students involved in a mission experience this summer, get going now. There are lots of folks to serve. Lots of needs to be met. Thanks in advance to reaching out to those in need.