I’m about to embark on a week long mission trip to the far ends of the earth. That’s right, I’m heading ALL THE WAY across town down to South Seattle, for Summer Urban Ministries eXperience (SUM X). However, in the thought process leading up to the decision, quite a bit has gone through my mind.

Why do people want to travel far away to work on missionary work? As far as I know, even in America, there are quite a lot of people who are in desperate need of help. You can look to any large city and be guaranteed to find a large area of homeless, poor, and incapable kids and adults. If there is such a large problem here, then why would we want to travel to places like Africa to help?

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