Hands Around The WorldA Short-Term Discovery Trip led by Kristy Engel, the Global Consultant for Health, included two Australian college students in the health sector. According to Kristy Engel “The objective of the trip was to visit 6 countries over 8 weeks to observe and engage with healthy ministries that follow an asset-based community development (ABCD) model.”They visited USA (Atlanta), Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Netherlands and Bangladesh. In each location the trio met with local partners and asked questions about best practices while also participating in cultural activities, visiting colleagues and recipients of development work, joining church services and learning about health disparities and their causes. The final result was that the students discovered how important building relationships of trust is within each community and the lasting results of healthy outreach.As one of the participants stated, “Meeting Kristy’s world family was the best part of the trip”Here are a few pictures from the trip and reflections from Aleisha and Meg:Celebrating Christmas in Cairo with host, Pastor Mounir & his family:Riding camels in Egypt:
Short-Term Missions do not have linear paths. God asks us to trust to go where He has gone, to serve as humble sons and daughters and recognize His light in others. The STM team thanks the Hands Around The World 2019 team for their obedience.