[Yon Choi] In the summer of 2009, I went on a mission trip to Hait
Despite all the negative aspects of the trip, the trip did not end without bearing some fruit. In an environment where we were stranded, not being able to communicate with nearly anyone and having the pressure of trying to help thousands of people, everything seems hopeless. Realistically, helping thousands of people without even being able to communicate was impossible. But it is in this impossibility that we learned to rely on the one who makes the impossible happen. We learned to rely on God, because we knew that without God, nothing would happen and that we by ourselves would not be able to make anything happen. A pastor once told me that we could donate a thousand dollars to a missionary group rather than go on a mission trip ourselves; after all, they are far more experienced and could do much more than we could. He affirmed my belief that the main purpose of a mission trip at our level isn’t to change a country; it was to change ourselves and for our personal growth. Only through this trip did I truly realize that.