We have finished YNIA summer mission trips for 2014. I am always a little relieved - every one is home safe and sound and so much incredible service and outreach happened with just a few bumps and bruises. It's part of the whole thing though - you don't know what kind of adventure is ahead of you when you sign up to be on a YNIA week. Who will I meet? Will I have to do something or go somewhere I am a little nervous about? What will the food be like? The people?
Will the t-shirt be lame? I have to wear a name button everyday? But then - a day or two into the week and it all seems good. Thanks for taking the risk and rising to the challenge of a YNIA mission trip. You are changed - those you served are changed and so is YNIA - you shared a bit of yourself and made us better in a million ways.