Most people have an innate desire to want to help their fellow man, especially in a crisis situation. When you have the opportunity to help, particularly one that requires you to be hands-on, it can be one of the most gratifying and memorable experiences of your lifetime. It is in those moments that you realize you can make a difference in the world.
The phrase Mission Trip can really scare people that think the experience is only a religious one; one that has an underlying agenda. But the term mission is simple: mission represents purpose, and having purpose is an ideal that all people, when realized, deeply desire. “I was born to do this”, “I was made for this”, “this is my passion” are phrases said by people that have a defined purpose. Maybe these trips, designed to help people, should be called Purpose Trips instead.
Whether you are a Christian or not, building a house alongside a family in need is something every human can grasp. It’s something every human can feel good about; it’s something real. Helping people is one of the simplest and most rewarding things you can do. So, come on an Amor mission trip, or an Amor purpose trip, and experience something real.