You have to go read this great article by Robert Canfield. He is the director of the Our Generation Training Center. God is using him greatly. This article is about how God used a short term mission’s trip in his life. I believe you will be glad you took the time to read it.
The following is from that article just to get you ready to click and read more:
Eleven years ago I met a young missionary my age who was going to Peru. At the time, I was going to a little country Baptist church just down the road from my house. That afternoon I had planned to go skeet shooting with one of my best friends from high school. However, what happened after the service literally changed my life forever. The missionary asked me after the service if I wanted to go with him and the pastor to Raider’s Restaurant, which is no longer open. At that time, I don’t think I had ever met a missionary under the age of 40. It seemed to me that all the missionaries going to the mission field where old and almost ready to retire. I decided to go with them to lunch. While we were at the restaurant, my missionary friend asked me if I would go to Peru with him in a couple of months.
Wow, Peru! I grew up in a small town. I had never been out of the country and I was pretty much a homebody. But, at the time, I had a good amount in the bank, and it sounded like an adventure. I knew God was doing something in my life, but that story is for another time. So I said yes. My friend seemed surprised, but by the next day things were rolling. I purchased my tickets, went to the county seat Post Office to get my passport, and within two months I was leaving the Columbus airport on my way to Arequipa, Peru.