According to Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert's book, "When Helping Hurts," the numbers of
Americans who have gone on short term missions trip were: 120,000 (1989), 450,000 (1998), 1,000,000 (2003) and 2,200,000 (2006). "Americans spent $1.6 billion on short-term missions in 2006 alone." The authors look at the results of this ground swell of short term missions trips and ask the question, "Are we really helping people?" Unfortunately, many times the answer is "no". In fact many well-intentioned mission trips are a misuse of resources and can create an unhealthy dependence for native people.
Each March, Living Waters leads a group of missions minded people join the Living Waters Mexico Missions trip. At the start of the trip each member is given the book "When Helping Hurts." Together, as a team, they read and discuss the book to ensure their efforts are effective in helping the native ministry in Juarez, Mexico. For the past twelve years we have partnered in ministry with Amigo En Cristo to reach the lost in the desperate community of Juarez. We desire to support the exciting ministry there. By doing this Living Waters provides the training necessary to make sure short term missions are effective.
We are looking for hard working individuals who would like a taste of the harsh reality of ministry in a third world country. God will surely challenge and grow you on this special trip committed to serving Him.
The deadline for registering for the Mexico Missions Trip is fast approaching! If you are planning on attending this life changing short term mission trip, please register today. To find out more,visit the website