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Mission Trip or Vacation?

Mission Trip or Vacation?

The difference between a mission trip and a vacation

“A mission trip is just a vacation that someone else pays for.” Lots of mission trip critics say this, and they’re right. Sometimes. At first glance mission trips and vacations do look pretty similar. They both involve taking time off from school or work, traveling to a new place, and taking lots of pictures.

However, if you’re really going on a mission trip, there will always be one huge difference. The difference is your purpose.

However, if you're really going on a mission trip, there will always be one huge difference. 

The difference is your purpose.

Self-centered vs. Selfless

The purpose of a vacation is to maximize your own personal enjoyment, relaxation, and pleasure. It's a trip that's all about you. It's self-centered.

On the other hand, the purpose of a mission trip is to maximize the name of Jesus by serving others. It's a trip that's all about others. It's selfless.

When a mission trip turns into a vacation

Can a mission trip turn into a vacation? Yes, if you're not being intentional.

What are your motives and reasons for going? To snap some cool pictures, get to know a cute guy or girl, or travel to an exotic place? If this is where your motives start and end, you're not honestly on a mission trip; you're more on a vacation because you're only focusing on yourself (self-centered).

What's your motivation?

Since we're all naturally self-centered, we need to be intentional about having selfless motives. It's not bad or wrong to take pictures, have fun with your teammates, or enjoy traveling. However, you don't want one of those to be your primary motivations during your trip. Motives turn into actions. So, if taking pictures is your primary motive, it'll be your primary action all throughout your mission trip.

On the other hand, if you're intentional about having motives like serving others, digging wells, or sharing God's love with children, then these will be the motives that turn into actions on your mission trip.

Think about it

Which way is your trip leaning? The mission trip side or the vacation side? The selfless side or the self-centered side?

No trip is perfect, and we all struggle with self-centered motives. However, if we're striving to be better reflections of Jesus, we need to be moving in a selfless direction. Jesus was rarely focused on getting great selfies during His trips.

Supporting The Great Commission In Latin America

Supporting The Great Commission In Latin America

The Connect Global Team operates under the mandate found in Matthew 28:19, "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations ". Our purpose is To share the Good News of Jesus around the world and help others do the same. One of the ways we are accomplishing this is by partnering with Pastors around the world who do the work of making disciples in some of the farthest, and most unreached areas in the world. 

Global Pathway in Honduras

Global Pathway in Honduras

What is Global Pathway?

God loves to bless the work of the local church when that work includes reaching out to the nations of the earth.
— Dr. Jerry Williamson, President of Go To Nations



We understand the struggles of leading the local church. Pastors and church leaders carry a dream deep within their hearts to see God's call fulfilled in their own lives and in their churches.  Endless hours of work and sacrifice are often given, year after year, in order to see the church progress in true spiritual growth and purpose.  But many times, one area of the church's growth seems to fall short because the pastor does not know exactly how to approach it--namely, the church's global outreach or missions program. Global Pathway is designed to help pastors eliminate the uncertainty of missions and help their churches launch strong missions programs or help create new potential for existing ones.  

Three Core Principles form the foundation for this transformational training:

1. Every Christian is called by God to take personal ownership of the Great Commission.

2. The local church is God's primary instrument to reach the world for Christ, and must be mobilized for this purpose.

3. The local church is the seed bed for all missionaries, and the sending force behind all missionaries.  

Connect Global Missions Conference in La Ceiba, Honduras july 25-27, 2019

Mitch & Michelle Arbeláez video en Español

The Secret of Change

The Secret of Change

The secret of Change

The secret of Change

The Secret of Change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.
— Socrates

Why do birds choose to stay in the same place

Why do birds choose to stay in the same place

I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth, then if ask myself the same question.
— Harun Yahya

 Sometimes we forget that we were created to fly.

We forget we are created to seek. We forget that we are created for a lot of things that we never get around to doing. 

Why is that?

It could be our comfort, our Fear, or even Lack of faith. Whatever the reason, we allow it to ground an incredible creature designed for so much more. 

Don't let your ability to fly be exchanged for something else.  

Stretch your wings and fly. 


How you travel makes a difference

How you travel makes a difference

We’ve compiled a list of Mission Trip Tips that will ensure starting off on a great foot for any upcoming adventure. This list is what we have decided over the years will make a foundation for a great trip, but please use your discretion as you read the list and make the best choice.

Missions Conference La Ceiba 2019

Missions Conference La Ceiba 2019

Connect Global Missions Conference in La Ceiba

Connect Global will be hosting a Missions Conference on July 25, 26, & 27th.

We are very excited to be putting together a special time of practical training and spiritual encouragement for the Church leaders of Honduras.

Hosting annual events such as this missions conference is one expression of our desire to help Prepare and Equip Latin America to Reach the World. This conference along with our existing Connected Community initiative in La Ceiba, Honduras is a part of the long term vision of Connect Global. 

There are several special guest speakers and trainers that will be with us including DrMitch Arbeláez, International Mobilizer from Go To Nations, Pastor Tony Byrd, Morning Star Church, Dr Johnny Moffitt, Worldwide Voice In the Wilderness, Dr. Morris Sheats, Leadership Institute, along with many other well renowned speakers and teachers.

There is Online Registration Available by Clicking the Button Below

2019 Conferencia de Misiones en La Ceiba Julio 25-27

Estamos muy emocionados de organizar un tiempo especial de capacitación práctica y aliento espiritual para los líderes de la Iglesia de Honduras.

Organizar eventos anuales como esta Conferencia de Misiones es una expresión de nuestro deseo de ayudar a Preparar y equipar a América Latina para alcanzar el mundo. Esta conferencia, junto con nuestra iniciativa existente de Comunidad Conectada en La Ceiba, Honduras, es parte de la visión a largo plazo de Connect Global.

Habrá varios oradores y entrenadores invitados especiales que estarán con nosotros, entre ellos el Dr. Mitch Arbeláez, Movilizador internacional de Go To Nations, el Pastor Tony Byrd, la Iglesia Morning Star, el Dr. Johnny Moffitt, Worldwide Voice In the Wilderness, el Dr. Morris Sheats, Leadership Instituto, junto con muchos otros oradores y profesores de renombre.

Registro en línea, haciendo clic en el botón de abajo.

The Importance of Clean Water

The Importance of Clean Water

In 2016 Connect Global partnered with the Community Water District in El Tamarindo to support a plan to give water to the residents of this remote and very water insecure town. In August of 2018, Connect Global helped complete the third phase of this current plan to bring water to 2 communities near the original well that was dug. In August 2019 we plan to complete another clean water project in this area. Thank You for your support. 

Access to Water around the world is a problem

More than 600 million people still lack ready access to improved sources of drinking water.

Connect Global shares the message of Jesus through collaborative and sustainable solutions to needs around the world. One of the ways we complete this is through clean water projects. We decided to partner with the community run, Water Management District, in Valle, Honduras to come up with a sustainable solution for not only the well but a supply chain to provide water directly to each resident in a sustainable way.

Connect Global has chosen to be a part of the solution

We also hosted a team in Altos De Estiquirin in August 2018 to do work on an existing well and make connections so that each of their residents will have access to clean water. 

Our Next Water Project will be in San Lorenzo in late summer of 2019. You can come with us and help bring clean water to a community in Need!

How You can Help provide clean water to this town in Honduras

We are raising $5000 to complete this project and we need your help. Whether you can give $5 or $50 every penny counts. You can literally save lives by helping us. Clean Water can equal improvements in education, income and overall health.

In addition to clean water, our team has been able to help a local school get a kick-start to the new school year, and we also poured several new Concrete floors which will help several families by keeping the elements out of their homes.