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Short Term Mission, Long Term Impact


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WEC's Short Term Mission programme is geared to fuel your passion for God through hands-on service. A mission like this can be life-changing. John and Suzanne tell us how a Short Term Mission changed them.

‘We took part in a WEC Short Term Mission in France and Belgium. It was wonderful. We met some fascinating people who helped develop our awareness of cross-cultural issues. They also inspired us so much with their faith and commitment. We learnt a lot about being in a spiritual battle and the importance of prayer and fasting on a regular basis.

‘Of course, there were challenges, too. We were very struck by the depth of the needs we saw around us. And being slightly introverted, Suzanne found it difficult to be surrounded by people all the time. By halfway through the mission, she was desperate for some time alone!

We’re no longer afraid to share the gospel! We want heaven to invade Earth

‘The experience has definitely made a difference to our ministry at home. While we were away, we started asking what it might mean to be missionaries in our home town. We came to the conclusion that, for us, opening up our lives to people will mean opening our home.

Since we got back, we've held a few events at home, inviting friends who don't go to church. Possibly as a result of us beginning to open our home, on two occasions we have had someone just turn up at the door, wanting to talk and pray.

‘We’re no longer afraid to share the gospel! We want heaven to invade Earth, and for this to happen in our own town.

We’re no longer afraid to share the gospel!

We're trying to widen our circle of non-Christian friends and John has joined a band, reconnecting with old friends from his late teens and early twenties. He lost touch with them years ago and has become a Christian since then, so they have some catching up to do!’

For John and Suzanne, a WEC Short Term Mission was life-changing. Why not sign up for a life-changing experience of your own?

Find out more about our Short Term / Gap Year ministry

WEC’s Short Term programme is geared to fuel your passion for God through a hands-on experience.

For a Solo Trek, we aim to match your gifts and time-frame for a short-term cross-cultural faith-filled adventure with God. We will place you alongside an experienced missionary in any one of over 80 countries, where you can serve God, share the good news and grow in your faith.

Alongside Solo Trek, we encourage Church Teams to organise and run your own short term cross-cultural trip. Feel free to get in touch if you would welcome some tips to get you started.

Read more about Short Term / Gap Year here.

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