“I better understand God’s undeserved, unconditional, and never-ending love and how much more urgently we need to be sharing it.”
Outbound. This term aptly describes my experience of the MST-Eastern Outbound trip I participated in last June/July. Facilitated by WEC (World Evangelisation for Christ) our team travelled to the distant and exotic land of India to witness how God is moving there.
This trip marked my first visit to India and in many aspects, it was an intense sensory overload. Over two weeks all of my senses were bombarded with new experiences and stimuli. My ears endured the deafening din of constant traffic; my skin afflicted by heat rash and different allergies each day; my eyes witnessed so many foreign, bizarre and incredible sights; my nostrils were assaulted by a range of spicy smells and various odors; and last but not least, after each meal my tongue felt like it was on fire.
Despite all these things, the whole experience was wonderful. It was such an encouragement and inspiration to see firsthand how amidst so many difficulties and uncertainties, God is moving His people in faith, and providing for them spectacularly every step of the way. I was gob-smacked when staying with the Bethel Drug Rehabilitation Centers and meeting individuals with the most incredible stories of transformation. Through their testimonies I better understand God’s undeserved, unconditional, and never-ending love and how much more urgently we need to be sharing it.
Ever since I became a Christian on a mission trip to Thailand (2008) I’ve carried an underlying desire to be God’s light where His glory remains unknown. And I’m so grateful for the opportunity to have gone on this trip as it reignited that burning yearning to go outbound once again, but next time without a return ticket.