Mission trips are a hotly-anticipated adventure for many Adventists. Of course, they can also have their challenges that put a damper on things. Challenges like:
A typhoon lands the moment you arrive in the host country for a church construction project/Medical missionTake shelter! Not a single brick will be laid in this weather and your dental clinic tent has collapsed.
Everyone starts throwing upYou might also get the runs.
You hate everyoneThree days in and your fellow missionaries are getting on your last nerve. You pray for deliverance from these clowns.
Your host country goes into COVID lockdownNo flights out. And you’re supposed to be back at work by Monday.
A theological fight breaks outYou’ve got some very opinionated types laying the church foundation. And the tooth extraction crew feels called to set them straight. Pandemonium ensues.
The local church asks you to preach 30 mins before church is supposed to startYou’ve never preached a sermon in your life.
The church/school you are supposed to build is only halfway done by the final dayTurns out nobody on your crew should be quitting their day job.