The number one comment coming from returning short-term missionaries to Africa is “I thought I was going to serve the people there, but they ministered to me.” This is the amazing exchange that happens in the hearts of those who obey the call to “go into all the world.” Gear up for the journey with your custom Africa missions t-shirts.
Where are you going? Orphan homes in Uganda? VBS in South Africa? Water project in Kenya? Medical brigade in Ghana? Wherever you’re headed, your MinistryGear designer will help you create a unique t-shirt for your missions team that will declare your destination and mission!
Browse these designs for inspiration today!
David Livingstone, the great missionary to Africa said, “God, send me anywhere, only go with me. Lay any burden on me, only sustain me. And sever any tie in my heart except the tie that binds my heart to Yours.” As you prepare for your trip, we pray the same for you and your team.
Getting ready for your mission trip to Africa is hard work. Somebody has to find and buy the flights. Somebody has to arrange the in-country partner connections and projects. Somebody has to get the matching team t-shirts. That somebody is probably you!
You and your MinistryGear designer will work together to come up with the best Africa missions t-shirt that will look great and create a bond within the team that will last long after you return.
While your mission trip plans originally began with excitement and deep purpose, it’s often the case that the hard work of organizing such an enormous effort can start to drag on the key players. Soon, you may be feeling robbed of the joy of the experience. Before that happens to you, consider again the eternal implications of this incredible, God-honoring adventure.
In 2012, Sociologist Robert Woodberry published the results of his 10-year study on the effect of missions on the people they intend to serve. Remarkably, he found that the total effect of Christian missions in undeveloped nations… “turns out to be the single largest factor in ensuring the health of nations.” Wherever Christian missionaries have built relationships and served the needs of communities, the economy, culture, and health of the people are significantly positive and flourishing. These missions-targeted areas are… “on average more economically developed today, with comparatively better health, lower infant mortality, lower corruption, greater literacy, higher educational attainment (especially for women), and more robust membership in nongovernmental associations.”
So be encouraged. The work you are doing to organize a mission trip to Africa is so much more than a complicated church activity. It’s part of God’s history-spanning plan to save lives for today, and souls for eternity!
Want more info? Read Christianity Today’s article for a broader look at the study. And if you want to go deep, John Piper’s article on the study spends time on the jaw-dropping evidence that the life-changing work of the Gospel is the primary reason for these amazing results.
It’s about Christ. Not t-shirts.
Sure, t-shirts are our business. But please understand that our true motivation is to serve Christ by using the gifts God gave us to serve your missions trip to Africa. We’re a small group of artists and designers who believe in serving Christian ministry. For over 25 years, we’ve helped churches and ministries like yours prepare for their mission trips with cool shirts that have messages of biblical depth. Your team will love wearing them. It’s our joy to serve you as you prepare for your trip. Thanks for choosing MinistryGear for your custom Africa missions t-shirts.