The J103 Mission Trip was my first foreign mission trip, and it was a great learning experience. I think one of the biggest things that I got from the mission trip was the breaking of stereotypes. I grew up in California, which was a large Latino community that would always express Jesus. This would be expressed in many ways from full Catholicism or just having the Virgin Mary and Jesus on a wall or on the back of a car. So when I went on the mission trip, I assumed that we were just going to a place where Jesus would be on every wall, the Virgin Mary would be everywhere, and everybody already knew about Him. But what was surprising to me is that I didn't see any pictures of Jesus when I was there, and they really did not know the Jesus of the Bible. I thought that was kind of amazing because I thought that they were just like the Latinos in America where everybody knew about Jesus. We had a chance to minister to these people that did not know about Jesus and they wanted to know.
This year, you can be involved in the J103 mission trip and minister to those who are hungry for the gospel. To find out more, click here, or email fatima@J103.com.