Pray for the parents of the students that are on the mission trips. They too have stepped out in faith by allowing their kids to go on these trips. As one parent from our church said a few years ago, “My child is on loan to me. He is a gift and I am to steward this gift, so through my obedience, may HIS kingdom increase. I realized that I as a parent was being selfish by not allowing Him to go, but it has been so worth it!”
Speaking as a parent, I can’t wait to see the updates and see the pictures. It’s what Sarah and I anticipate each day to see their smiling faces. Some people ask us as parents who send their kids off on these 35 day mission trips. Some people think we are crazy. Here is a link to a post I wrote when my daughter Hannah went to Venezuela for 35 days in 2012. https://mikelehew.wordpress.com/2012/06/05/am-i-crazy-7/
I am so proud of the parents who have obeyed Jesus. It doesn’t mean they haven’t been reluctant or are nervous, but they put their YES on the table and watch what the Lord does.