As summer approaches, you will probably begin to notice more postings on social media about upcoming summer missionary trips – to Haiti, to Africa, to China – all over the globe. Some posting will be asking for donations or help with fundraising for the trip, while some may be testimonies or photos of why someone might would be going on the trip or the impact that was made on themselves or others while being there. Some of you will take an unusually deep interest in these postings. You might sit and look at the photos of children that cannot afford clothes or food, yet are still smiling while being cradled in the arms of your missionary friends. If you are staring at these photos, you may begin to think beyond the impact of your friends’ lives, but how a mission trip may impact yours – or even better, how you may impact someone else’s life through a mission.

If you are resonating on the thought or idea of attending a mission trip, that little tug on your heart may be God’s voice calling you to go there. Aside from your own personal perspective, here are some reasons why we at Sevier Climate Control believe that going on a mission trip this summer would be a great idea for those of you who are interested.

First and foremost, you have the ability to impact someone else’s life. Think about that for just a moment. In the words of Ghandi, we are called to “be the change [we] wish to see in the world.” What does that change look like to you? Does that mean that we should pray for others all over the globe? That we should be taking more opportunities to pour into the lives of children, or those who spend their lives in poverty? Whatever this change looks like to you, there is probably a mission targeted to that cause that will put the responsibility of making that change specifically in your hands. Whether it be to stop human trafficking, donate time and/or money to the poor, teach the word of God to the youth, or whatever else God may be calling you to, this opportunity is huge! Don’t let the ability of saving or changing lives slip through your fingers.

Not only does this give you the opportunity to impact the lives of others, but this could change your life as well. Helping others truly opens a window for purpose in your life, and a mission trip could be the latch that opens that window for you. It brings inspiration to the soul, and the need of bringing goodness into the world is unlimited. You could play a part in that goodness.

Lastly, Sevier Climate Control is an air conditioning company. However, as fortunate as we are here in the United States of America, we are not the only air conditioning company in America, Texas, Houston, or even with an office located in Spring. We are blessed to have means of electricity and, in the arrival of summer, particularly air conditioning. Meanwhile, many other parts of the world go without these simple blessings that some of us take for granted daily. Many mission trips are targetted to aid these parts of the world in getting the sort of means that we are abundant in, whether that be clean water, electricity, a school building, or even a building to worship their Creator in. If there could be companies like Sevier Climate Control all over the world that are in effect to bring air conditioning or other means of living to the lives of those in poverty, that would be huge! But it all starts with the individual, and if you tell yourself that you have no impact on the bigger picture, you are sadly mistaken. Could you imagine what our world would look like if we all worked together globally to help make the world a better place? It all starts with one.

If you are interested in finding your place in the mission field, I would encourage you to start today. We are unlimited in our blessings, and all it takes is a Google Search to find out where your place may be. The mission field may not be the place for you, and that’s okay! But if you feel like it might be where you need to be, we would encourage you to pursue that dream wholeheartedly – the world needs YOU.

Joshua 1:9
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”