Is it worth investing in short-term missions that only last from one week to two years? Wouldn’t the thousands of dollars in plane fares be better spent mailed directly to the mission organization? Can short-term mission workers have any real impact, especially overseas?
Here are the reasons why I think short-term missions are so worthwhile:
Besides the work I do in bringing mission teams to the Border, I am pretty regularly invited to participate in ministry abroad (mostly S.E. Mexico of late). I am now praying for discernment about whether I am to go to Argentina this spring. This article is helpful, especially points 3, 4 and 5.