I've been on several mission trips around the world with Project 58 and just the thought of being out of your comfort zone can be intimidating. Being in a place where you are the minority, don’t speak the language, view the landscape as unfamiliar, and worry that your ability to sense what is safe or appropriate is not always accurate is challenging. It makes you feel vulnerable and rely on others around you to help you navigate your surroundings.
It is also exhilarating to experience something new and different. The food is different, the smells, the shops, the people — all allow for experiences I would never have tucked safely in my home. It stretches me, and that’s okay. There are several reasons why I’ve realized everyone should go on a missions trip: