William Griffin, DDS

Vice President, CMDA Dental Ministries

Short-term Mission Trips: Blessings in Disguise

Breakout Session
Faith Hall 353

Why do healthcare professionals give away their time and skills, traveling long distances to foreign cultures at their own expense, to help treat the needy? Anyone who has gone on a short=term mission trip could supply multiple reasons, many of which can have a profound effect on our attitudes toward life when we get back home. This session will consider some of the more and less obvious benefits of short-term dental mission trips, with a special emphasis on the unique perspective of student involvement.


• Grow in appreciation for how the Lord increases our faith through short-term mission trips.
• Become more aware of how students can be blessed on mission trips.
• Recognize how mission trips can open the door to sharing the Good News when we return.