By Henry Kim
CHS has had a long history of teacher-led mission trips. Students have a required number of volunteer hours to complete each semester, and according to Mr. Conover, these trips are the best way to use them. They are an opportunity to both serve others and connect with God in a unique way. This year, opportunities for such trips have arisen in places such as Costa Rica and Salt Lake City.
In a recent interview, Mr. Molumby, who heads up our mission trips, stated that “Christian High classrooms only develop a part of a person: the mind. So, I feel that the mission trips allow students the opportunity to not grow the mind, but fill them with moral deeds and give them a message that there are people in need. I want to make a difference to the people. I believe that the impact for the people in need is small, but rather believe that the impact for the students who are going is bigger.” Mr. Molumby also mentioned how world economic value and currency have dropped in poor countries globally, representing an ever-increasing need for service.
Missionaries are needed all around the world. Their work meets the real needs of real people, which in turn blesses those who do the work. Mission trips can play a role in these efforts if done intentionally.
According to Mr. Molumby, “In order to help those in need, our students in CHS are genuinely trying to make an impact towards their spiritual growth and their relationship with God.” He believes that short-term missions are a great way to represent Christ and our school, and he wants students of all ages to make a difference that helps globally. CHS students who volunteer to go to one of these missionary trips hosted by our school get amazing perks! For example, by going on a mission trip, you could complete your 20-hour volunteer quota with a life-changing experience in third-world countries that can give new insight into people who struggle just to make it through the day. It is genuinely amazing to see how CHS students have the opportunity to make a difference in the global community, drawing attention toward our God.
The students of CHS have the opportunity to understand what it truly means to be a follower of God, and the privilege to go out and share that with the world. “So why wait? Come and join us on our next missionary trip!”