My last short term trip to Puerto Rico has re-awakened my interest in short-term missions, and has helped me to realize my calling to full-time ministry.
On my first mission trip to Ecuador when I was 13 years old, one of the things we took with us was Polaroid cameras. We had been told that many people there had never seen a picture of themselves, and that it was a fun thing to do.
I never expected the response that we got to such a seemingly simple thing. When you are able to give a mother, a photograph of her with her children, that simple photograph instantly becomes one of her prized possessions. In many situations, that simple act of kindness, opened the door to share about Jesus..