Service with a Purpose

By Kathy Lawson, Back2Back Mission Trip Participant

I had wanted to participate in a mission trip for over ten years. For numerous reasons it hadn’t happened yet. I was having lunch with a dear friend who was going to Cancun in just a little over two weeks. I shared that I’d love to participate if it wasn’t too late. It was amazing to watch God open doors over the next several days to allow me to go at the last minute. I had heard so many people say a mission trip would be life changing, and they were right. I can’t even explain all the reasons why. Seeing the conditions the people, especially the children, live in touched me because they were warm and welcoming. I realized how much I take for granted – the everyday conveniences and luxuries I have. I saw how far that care, compassion and a little time can go. I watched people pull together from different walks of life to help make a difference in the children’s lives. I saw the vision of Back2Back Ministries for Cancun and the dedication of others to help them achieve it. I don’t know the full impact of this trip on my life yet because I know it won’t be my last mission trip. I just know I was truly blessed to have been a part of it.