More than two million Christians travel on international short-term mission trips every year. Such service travel can cause great harm if not wisely led, and these risks can be especially high when visitors seek to serve vulnerable children. At the same time, the potential for good offered by short term missions calls for continued refining, correction and improvement. When carried out with due caution and wisdom, short-term missions can benefit children for the long term – especially by building up the families and communities capable of caring for them over time.
For more on Wise Short-Term Missions, visit cafo.org/missions