AnonymousDeleted UserDecember 11, 2020 at 9:28 am
I really appreciate what you have to say here. As a teen I did a lot of mission/service trips and although we did not the evangelism you talk about I still think some component of the experience was lost on me. I think we were so focused on building a house or working on a school “for” the people there we missed the opportunity to truly learn from and embrace their culture. It wasn’t until much later in medical school when I did a rotation in Honduras that involved hiking into remote areas to people’s actual homes with a local public health nurse that knew the community well that I began to learn what it meant to learn from those I am serving. I love the leadership model you have adopted as it definitely creates more space for input and learning from different stakeholders.