We have been so blessed to have four short-term missions teams join us at Within Reach Global for the past week. They have experienced some amazing ministry opportunities:

Campus ministry to college students and young professionals
Ministry to orphans and underprivileged children
Village trips to unreached people groups
Holistic evangelism to Buddhist monks
Prayer walks through Chinese cities
Pastors and leaders conference

There’s a lot of controversy surrounding short-term missions teams. Some have alluded to these groups being nothing more than Christian tourism. But there is a certain power that comes from short-term missions trips.

David Joannes, president of Within Reach Global, talks about this subject with one of his visiting pastors on Missions Blab. Watch the video and give your thoughts in the comments section below.


Have you ever been on a short-term missions trip? How did it impact your life? How did it leave a lasting gospel impression in the lives of the locals?

Want to join Within Reach Global for a short term trip? Get involved here.

See this blog at withinreachglobal.org

David Joannes
Founder/President at Within Reach Global
David Joannes is the co-founder and president of Within Reach Global, Inc, which serves the advance of the Gospel in some of Southeast Asia’s most difficult places. He is the author of The Space Between Memories: Recollections from a 21st Century Missionary. David has a love for language, culture, and creative writing, and for the last 20 years, he has witnessed God’s Kingdom established in forgotten parts of the globe. David lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand, with his wife, Lorna, and their daughter, Cara.
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