Do you take students on missions trips?  Have you ever been asked to never come back? 

I have heard countless stories of youth groups going on missions trips and completely destroying the missionary, and the relationships that the missionary is trying to build in his/her community.  Why do we often make it all about us, and what we want to get out of the “experience”?

The book, When Helping Hurts, is a must read for anyone who is going on a missions trip.  Also, for the month of February it is free over at christian audio.  Pick it up here for free

I am going to use this book with my missions trip team as we prepare to go.

What books do you use to prep your students for a missions trip?