You get to understand, appreciate, and experience a different culture in its uniqueness firsthand. You get to forge friendships across countries and cultures which often last a lifetime. If you come with your family, there is a deeper bonding and shared communication between family members. You have the joy of seeing your children gain self-confidence and leadership skills through the opportunities provided for them. Teens get a focus and direction for their lives. Adults gain a sense of fulfillment and value in serving the poor. Senior citizens are able to give of their vast life’s experiences. Young professionals have the opportunity to gain experience using their knowledge and skills.
Most of those who have come on trips, continue to keep coming. Friendships are forged which last a lifetime. Families are bonded with joy in serving a unique purpose.