The author of the book aims to shift paradigms that skew American’s views on short-term missions.
Thus far the book has accomplished it’s goal within me. Here are just a few of my thoughts/questions that have arose from my reading:
- Are my expectations of my trip too great? Am I expecting too much?
- Does my over-ambition cloud my vision and make me even more close-minded to people’s true needs?
- Am I going as a teacher of Jesus and His Gospel? or Will I be the one doing more of the learning?
- What can I truly offer to the Indian students I will meet?
These questions might seem full of fear, and to be honest, they are. The closer I get to departure for India, the more I realize that I truly don’t know what to expect.