Courage Igene is passionate about his faith and sharing his experiences with others.
One of his favorite ways to do this is through missionary trips. Going on a missionary trip will definitely be a life changing experience. Besides being a lot of fun, it’s a chance to grow as a person in the community and in one’s own faith. More importantly, it’s a genuine opportunity to change someone’s life by spreading God’s word. Here are a few of the top reasons to go on a missionary trip recommended by Courage Igene.
Spreading God’s Word
Oftentimes a missionary trip will be taken to a country where they might not speak English. Or, perhaps they do. Either way, spreading God’s word necessarily mean reading from the Bible. It can and often will mean being an example of what it means to be a person of faith. This can occur by helping the people whose lives you are wanting to touch in a variety of ways. Building homes, building a church, teaching, or simply holding a regular church service. These are all examples of how you can spread God’s word through your actions and they also present opportunities to learn from the Bible. Courage Igene has acted as a community leader and vounteer in many inspiring ways.
Whether you are going into an existing community of believers or hoping to start a community of believers, communicating and learning from your fellow brothers and sisters is a large part of what you are doing. There are many places in the world where people of faith are in the minority and fellowship is incredibly important in these situations. This is especially true for new people of faith. Eventually, your missionary trip will come to an end and fellowship is a great way to leave a lasting impression on the people around you.
With all of the focus on touching the lives of others, it’s easy to forget about your own personal connection with Christ and how you can grow as a person. However, this growth will likely come naturally as you strive to make an impression and inspire others. There will be times when you find yourself in a trying situation and rely on prayer to get you through. In situations like this, constant prayer and learning to listen to your heart are of the utmost importance. Throughout his years with All Nations Church, Courage Igene has gained extensive personal growth and insights that have made him into the great community leader he is today.
Learn and Teach
There will be a great deal of things to learn and teach. Besides learning about the culture in which you are doing your mission trip (if you have traveled outside of your own country), you can also learn a lot about yourself. For instance, you may find that you had a strength which you were unaware of before. You can also learn about people in general and how they react to you and then you can take your experiences and apply them to yourself. There will also be much to teach the people around you. The possibilities are endless. It’s a given that you will teach about faith but what else can you offer? Perhaps you will teach English or if you have another skill, you can use this. Examples are teaching how to cultivate land or even how to use a computer.
Below is a video of Courage Igene after returning from a long missionary trip.
Whatever the place and whatever experiences you encounter, you will be a different person at the end of your mission trip. Some people never stop being missionaries. You will make your experience your own. Wherever you go, always have faith knowing that God is with you in your efforts.