"Everyone knows . . . That short term missions benefit the people who come, not the people here."
Is that true? If so, then thousands of people are raising millions of dollars each year to do something not for others, but for themselves. Are we fooling ourselves by pretending these trips help people when they are really just an excuse to see a foreign country? If our good works are not doing good, why do them?
Editor's note: This author is so blunt about her concerns that she might put you off. She doesn't hesitate to say the dangers and risks of STM, but she is clear and compelling, and there are extremely helpful suggestions about how to avoid the common pitfalls!