Don’t Forget to Pack the Kids: Short Term Missions for Your Whole Family by Jill Richardson
(I received this book for review purposes.)
Genre- Nonfiction / Family
Publisher- BeachGlass Communications
Number of pages- 136
Age Group- Adult
Description of book- Paperback ($8.00), Kindle ($3.99), ISBN: 978-0615581187
Do you want to take your young children on a mission trip and aren’t sure how to do it? Don’t Forget to Pack the Kids by Jill Richardson show steps on how to become ready to take your family on a mission trip.
You will learn:
- Personal stories from Jill Richardson.
- What to expect on your trip.
- Answers to many of your questions.
- How and where to ask for mission trip funds.
About the Author:
Jill Richardson lives with her husband and three daughters. She is a professional speaker and has a BA in English and Education and an MDiv in theology.
My thoughts: When I saw the title of this book, Don’t Forget to Pack the Kids, and read the description, I knew this book could bless our family.
I have occasionally thought that our family should participate in some form of missionary work. I wasn’t sure what we could do. I now think that going on a short mission trip would be perfect.
Jill Richardson’s inclusion of her family’s personal thoughts helped to make the book come alive. I enjoyed learning about her daughters and their viewpoints. I also liked the “spiritual gift inventory” in the back of the book, that can help a person determine his/her own spiritual strengths. It helped me and I think it would be really helpful for my children to know what their gifts are, too.
One of the most important things I learned was that we need to make sure we are prepared emotionally and culturally for the mission trip. We also need to have an open mind and heart.
One thing I think this book needed in the appendix was a list of the resources mentioned throughout the book.
I highly recommend this book! I’m looking forward to making plans to take the children on a mission trip.
Informational and Purchasing Links:
Purchase Link: Amazon
Disclosure of Material Connection- I received a free copy of Don’t Forget to Pack the Kids by Jill Richardson to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew. All links were current when posted.