Rob Harris

Build Your Own Trip (Ireland, Germany & Belgium, for example)

You’ve got a chance to make this trip really count – get creative!    The great thing about our GoConnect trips is that they are completely customizable. Kontaktmission truly believes it is important for you to experience real mission work, and one of the best ways to do that is through short term trips. Combine 3 countries in one summer to learn a variety of ministries or spend 4 or 6 months serving in 1 country and really get to know the culture and ministry there. The options are truly endless, and because it’s Europe and all the countries are so […]

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B.A.D. Survey Trip

Explore ministries in Belgium, Austria and Deutschland (aka Germany, hence the name B.A.D.). Travel by car to many different cities in each country to learn about the history, culture, current church culture, and ministries in each location. You will have the opportunity to learn from some amazing missionaries, pray for cities and ministries and participate in church activities.   This trip is a great way to survey many different mission methods and ministry styles depending on the people they serve. You will experience big city multicultural churches and smaller rural ministries.   Even though so much of church history has

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My Giftedness (or Lack Thereof)

My heroes have always been missionaries. (Okay, I admit that is just an altered line from a Willie Nelson song.) Whether it be Hudson Taylor pioneering in China, or Lilly Trasher in Egypt or Amy Carmichael in China or Brother Andrew in smuggling into many countries or Bruchko in Columbia… I love these stories. They inspire and motivate me. But…   But when it comes to going, I think I know my gifts (and lack of gifts.) When I think of mission fields, I don’t relish the thought of me and my 50-year-old-man-bladder pulling over on the side of a

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Missions or Benevolence?

My first mission trips were to economically challenged places – Haiti (twice), rural Missouri and Oklahoma. I guess I began to see “missions” as something done in poverty stricken areas. “Missions” involved feeding the hungry and building schools or providing medical care as well as sharing the Gospel. I’m a fairly sensitive guy, so my heart would break for those we served. I enjoyed doing things when we could see a difference at the end of the week: help build a dental clinic in Haiti, paint the house of an elderly couple or single mom, work at a food bank.

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I Know Enough to Know I Don’t Know

I’m an American, doggone it! I was a youth minister at a megachurch for over a decade. I’ve been to dozens of other megachurches. I’m currently an elder at a megachurch. For the past five years, I’ve worked with a mission agency that plants churches in Europe. I think I know how to plant and grow a church! (I think I know a lot of things.)   However, when I cross the Atlantic, I find I don’t know anything. I can barely get around the airport. It’s difficult to order a meal. I can’t figure out why Germans are so

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