My Nonprofit Reviews
Child of God
Review for Extreme Missionary Adventures, Rayville, LA, USA
I can say that I have felt God calling on mine and my husbands hurt to join the mission field. We had no clue where to start and then we tried to ignore the calling. My husband and I had moved to Missouri and then had to move back home to Louisiana. We felt like everything was crashing down on us. an opportunity arose where we could join a mission team with XMA. This is just not a team, its a family of God. XMA makes everything so easy for those who really have no idea what they are doing on the first trip other than the knowledge of God's love and desire to share with others. God showed in so many ways with us. This is not just a trip to share faith with others but for your own faith to grow as well. At one point the trip, beloved Maria, broke down. We had no idea what was wrong. We got in a group and prayed will the others worked on the trip. After our prayer, Donnie got back in the truck and moved the gear stick like they had done already and there she goes back to working. After a few hours we arrived at the village. The people seemed to be a little closed to themselves. But then slowly after seeing our love for them they began to feel more comfortable and open. We shared gifts which to us Americans is normal items... toothpaste, toothbrushes, blankets, hats, toys... I can go on. The point of these gifts are not to just give someone something but to help allow an opportunity to share our faith of Christ. We showed several Christian shows and then we showed the Jesus Film.. which allowed us to share Jesus with many others without our language barrier interfering (we do have interpreters, Alex and Raul...great brothers in Christ) We prayed diligently and worked as a team/family. I can say we all feel in love with the people and the area. We loved what we were doing. We didn't even let things bother us like it would normally...example no showers and no baths. Some people make faces...but man it feels so God to sacrifice conveniences for Christ to do his calling on our lives and showing HIS love for others. That's what this trip is about ...HIM. XMA makes things happen they put everything together but this team allows GOD to move, lead, and they follow. XMA sets a great example and they let you know without GOD this is impossible. GOD made this trip happen. He helped find the funds for us to go when we thought it was not going to happen. He made the truck work. He protected us the whole trip. There are many cases the GOD was there. Satan tried to intervene and no wonder why...10 people accepted Christ the week we were there and God allowed another trip to the same village with another group and more excepted Christ! This trip and this group is well worth joining and in fact like I said before we joined a family. I love our family in Christ!
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
the love and devotion the team gave to us and the people of the village.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
professional and loving and accepted us as family.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
expand our missions team, help others join the team, replaced beloved Maria the truck because she needs to be replaced, and most importantly help the people we are ministering to!
Ways to make it better...
there is nothing that could have made this trip better, it was great!
In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...
not having a shower or bath...lol; however, the sacrifice is well worth it!
One thing I'd also say is that...
I miss our team, the people, the land, the culture, and I am looking forward to many more mission trips with XMA team.
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