Youth from Cornerstone Christian (Ohio) and First Presbyterian (Iowa) served together at SLAM Hometown last week. Max Alvarez highlights their time spent with refugees in their town!
A short-term mission trip is a tricky, tricky thing. The trickiness lies in making something truly meaningful out of such a short period of time, something more than just a veiled pretext to explore foreign culture. There is a lot stacked against a group desiring to do work in a foreign context-- cultural inexperience, shortness of time, the ever-present language barrier-- and these things taken together form a pretty formidable challenge. It takes a special group to take them on and to do it well.