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Youth Missions International is dedicated to improving your mission trip experience. We train groups and individuals to do mission differently while empowering young Christian leaders who love to share Jesus.


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Mission Lazily?

Levi Marti

Mission Lazily: miSHən/ ˈlæzəli (v): You plan the location of your trip.  The Holy Spirit will take care of the rest of the details.

Mission lazily is - in my eyes - one of the most dangerous ways to mission. Far from being in danger of a risky situation or compromising situation, with Mission Lazily you are instead in danger of falling into a selfish, careless, impulsive, and easy mission.

The risk:

1. Selfishness: Going on your own agenda.

2. Carelessness: There is no preparation and thus you enter the country completely unprepared cross-culturally and with no relationships to local ministries.

3. Impulsiveness: Going here and there without any stability or accountability.

4. It's easy: Christ calls us to take up our cross and follow Him [Matthew 16:24]. He doesn't call us to a mission of ease, but rather to press forward and lay down our lives to reach those around us.

The Lord can certainly take a lazy mission and turn it into something good. But why not pursue excellence? Does He not give us a brain to plan, prepare and train? Yes, it means work…but I think we can agree: nothing truly great comes without effort.

I invite you to come and Mission Differently:

1. Plan ahead: Talk to organizations that are working in partnership with local ministries. Get connected to these ministries, work with their schedule, and learn how to help them in reaching out to their communities.

2. Get trained: Prepare for the mission by committing to training. Get cross-cultural and gospel training so you are prepared to share Jesus within that people group in a way that will bring forth fruit. 

3. Invite others: Talk with your church, your mentors, your small group, and share your mission with the people in your life. It's simple to invite others to "come along" via updates, support (both financial and prayer), and accountability as you train, prepare and go. 

Explore Team Program

Reach out to children and youth in Pucallpa City through relational and park ministry. You'll be working alongside Julio Serrano, Director of YMI Peru. Share your passion for children's ministry...Click here to sign up for Peru!

Map young adult program

Travel to France and minister alongside Camp des Cimes (Camp of the Peak) in a camp setting, where French youth go to learn English and what it means to follow Jesus. You'll be a cabin counselor, assist camp staff, and build discipleship relationships. Click here to sign up for France! 

Go group program

Spain has a long history of catholicism, yet currently has a great need for spiritual reawakening. Be part of the change by working with career missionaries as they reach out to children through VBS-style ministry and sharing your story of how you follow Jesus. Click here to sign up for Spain!