Some of the most enjoyable experiences I’ve had on short-term mission trips have been singing praise and worship songs with Oxacans in Baja. Here, the ladies prepared fish tacos, and we sat around the campfire for hours and enjoyed the warm fellowship and music.
On the left is my son, Morgan Weeks, and his long-time best friend, Eric Wermuth, at the end of a long day of construction work during a short-term mission trip. Going on a short-term mission trip can have a profound impact on your life, and the experience can be extraordinary when you serve side-by-side with your close friends. For me, I was traveling with my family and close friends, and this trip to Baja was one of the most enjoyable weeks of my life.
The guys were worn out after hard manual labor all day in this church in Camalu, Mexico. However, after they ate some food and rested for a little while, they were up again, and they challenged the nationals to a game of soccer. What a rewarding and fun day.
In Mexico, when there is a construction need at a church, you have to mix the concrete and pour the job yourself. Here, our short-term mission team is making concrete for the floor of a church in Camalu, Mexico. There is something about working together like this that is so satisfying.
I love beautiful churches, and this chapel in Jackson Hole, Wyoming has to be near the top of the list of my favorites.