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Posts in Category: Mission Trips

Beth’s Testimony: Family Mission Trip to the Dominican Republic

Family Mission Trip – Let God Lead You When my husband, Wally, suggested we take a family mission trip during Christmas break, my heart said yes right way. But my brain wasn’t sure, since that is such a busy time of the year. But, eventually I did say yes and looked forward to getting away to […]

Teacher Spends Spring Break Giving Back

Spring Break Mission Trip For most, Spring Break is a time to relax and recharge but for this Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School teacher, it was a time to give back. Julie DeRuiter, a physical education teacher at the middle school, led a church youth group to the Dominican Republic to aid the community. “It was awesome […]

How to find the right mission trip for your family?

By: Tomi Cardin, Director of the Missions Program When a family decides to embark on a family mission trip there is usually a tremendous amount of excitement and anticipation mixed equally with anxiety and uncertainty.  Especially when that trip will take your family out of the country.  Crosswinds understands that all of these factors are […]

What to look for when planning a Christian Mission trip?

Planning a Christian Mission Trip Short Term Mission Trips are much more than a mere adventure, it’s part of fulfilling Jesus’ Great Commission so it is important to look thoughtfully and prayerfully as you plan your trip. Ask yourself these three questions: Is the organization Christ-centered? Look at an organization’s mission statement, explore their website. […]