Mission Trip to Peru

August 23rd – 30th 2013, I will be returning to Peru. I am so excited to be making this trip again. Last years trip changed my life forever and I can’t wait to see where God will lead our team this time, not just during the trip but afterwards too.

Once again, I have already seen Him at work all around me in my life and the other team members lives as well. Many people have stepped forward to pray for us all and to help out financially. It is always so amazing to see The Lord at work in people.

I am also excited to be working through a new program that will help us process and work through what God puts on our hearts with this trip. It is called “The Next Mile: Short Term Missions for the Long Haul.” You can check it out at http://www.thenextmile.org  The program offers practical tools and training for Short-Term Mission experiences with emphasis on Post-Ministry Follow-Through.

I love their use of the phrase Follow-Throughinstead of follow-up. Follow-up implies a one time thing while follow-through is an ongoing, continuous thing.

If you or someone you know is planning any kind of short-term mission trip I highly recommend “The Next Mile” as part of their preparation before and during the trip but especially for after. As I have worked through the material I keep wishing I had discovered it last year to better help me process after my return but I guess He has His reasons for everything.

Thank you all again for your continued support financially and most important spiritually.

If you would like more information about our Peru mission trip or would like to see about joining us next year please contact me at rphillips@ridge.tv

-Rick Phillips

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