Last November, God laid it on my heart to go on a short-term mission trip. So I googled just that and found your website. I had no idea where or what God was calling me to specifically, so I used your search engine and said "1 to 2 months" and that was it! It was amazing going through all the options of what's available. I made a list and circled a few that really stuck out to me: "Europe" and "Ireland" trips by Reign Ministries/Royal Servants International. I spent two weeks praying hardcore about it and told my two best friends.
Long story short, we all ended up going on EuroQuest this summer. It was the hardest but most amazing summer of my life. Traveling Europe, I learned to share my faith. God gave me a heart for evangelism and the tools to share His truth. My two best friends and I were changed. I hadn't heard about Reign Ministries at all before finding your website. God totally changed my heart and life through that mission trip.
I'm so thankful for this website! I recently spoke at my youth group and shared about ShortTermMissions.com. I've encouraged many people to come take advantage of this awesome website. It is such a ministry and a tool God uses to get people where they need to be. Thank you so much for being faithful to run this website. I don't know if I would be where I am if God had not led me here, and your info leading me there! Thank you so much. I pray that God will bless this ministry abundantly! :)
Hi, my name is Liz Stevens and I work at OMF International with Angie Mackey. I wanted to write you a quick note to let you and the rest of the gang there know how much shorttermmissions.com has meant to me.
January 2002 - It had been six months since my short-term to Kenya through my church. I was so blessed by my time there that I was ready to move forward with missions in mind. What was next? All I could think of was another trip, a longer one this time. Not knowing where to begin I went to the web and put 'short term missions' into my browser. Your website showed up and right then, without being too dramatic, my life was changed. After plugging in a little info on what I was looking for I found OMF International. I did end up going on two Serve Asia trips with them that next summer, 2002. I spent three months overseas which was exactly what I wanted. As a result of my relationship with OMF I wound up joining their mobilization efforts and moved to Denver to work out of their home office. That is where I am today.
I praise God for His grace, His hand over my life and all the events that I have mentioned (and much more). It is important, in my mind, to also say thank you to the people who have had a hand in making these resources, these experiences possible. So, thank you, shorttermmissions.com. I always mention you as part of my faith journey. I highly recommend you to all my friends. God only knows my future and how missions will continue to play a part in it. But it always will!
ShortTermMissions.com User Testimonials
Each year we help thousands of people find mission trips. Here are a few that wrote in to tell us thanks:
Wow! This site was really helpful. I have been searching the web forlike the past 45 minutes and could not find a missions trip that was one appropriate for me. Then I got on this site and in like 1 minute I found the perfect missions trip. Thank you!
I appreciate this website. All I can tell you is that my roommate and I have been discussing a shared dream to participate in Hatian ministries. We decided to check out the internet, and low and behold, we came across this site. Not only do you have mission opportunities, you have Hatian ministry opportunities. I think it is no accident we discovered your site. Thank you and may God continue to bless your efforts to expand His kingdom.
I'm going to be working in an orphanage in Uganda through Loving One by One and Sowers International. The trip is from May 29- June 23 this summer.
Your website is amazing. Thank you so much for doing this. It helped me immensely and I'm sure you will continue to help people.
Your website helped us out a lot. Through it we narrowed our search, had some phone calls, and ended up signing up with Initiatives International to take our youth group to Guatemala this summer. They've been great and we are excited. Thanks for your help.
I found a short term mission trip through your site (praise the Lord!). I'll be going with Eastern European Outreach to Kiev in June 2007.
ShortTermMissions.com Agency Testimonials
Touch the World Ministries
I just wanted to encourage you and thank you for what ShortTermMissions.com does to support our ministry. We have been receiving so many responses to our summer mission trips that have only been posted for just over a month! Every dollar we invest in your ministry as part of our advertising and promotion budget is well worth it! I am very thankful for how ShortTermMissions.com has helped our ministry and just wanted you to know!
~ J. Andrea Kroeze
American Caribbean Experience
Earlier today, David Armstrong — M-DAT's agency services guy — talked with Wendy at American Caribbean Experience (ACE). ACE first listed their mission trips on ShortTermMissions.com last June.
Being on ShortTermMissions.com has been huge for ACE. They lost track of the number of groups that have signed on with them through the website (at least 10 groups). Further, when they listed individual medical opportunities they received more replies than they could keep up with. They finally had to shut off that opportunity.
However, Wendy called us today because of reason number three. With considerable hesitation, she listed their need for summer interns to lead their groups. ACE usually only takes people who previously served on one of their own trips, but Wendy now has three accepted candidates that are awesome. She can't believe it.