Have you ever been out of the U.S. on a humanitarian or missions trip?
I'm actually in Cambodia now on medical mission (2nd time).
No but I wish I had! My dad got to go to France for a mission when he was 19 I'm sooo jealous of him!
@stnik Hitler was Christian and did all his evils in the explicit name of God. Stalin, and the rest didn't do evil BECAUSE they were atheist, but because they were just a$$holes.
@surgeon, I want to go to Africa so bad!! When I get done with college I want to teach in third world countries. I'm hoping to go to a baptist college so I can get sponsored and don't have to raise my own funds
I went to Peru in march on a mission trip with my church. Coolest and most life changing experience of my life!
Yes- US Navy for 6 years!
1 month in Africa providing free medical care and surgeries
Utah would have the most xD
By all accounts Stalin, Pol Pot, Mao, and Hitler were all atheist. They ushered in the greatest evils in history.
BTW, I'm not saying atheist are inherently amoral. I know plenty of atheist who believe in supreme right/wrong. I'm saying atheism is amoral.
Moonshot- yes atheism is amoral. Morals are based on something outside of humanity- an infinite right and wrong, which you say doesn't exist.
Crap dude- Even Richard Dawkins admits it.
As for religion- you are ignorant and a bigot if you believe religion is evil.
Went to Uganda a couple of years ago with loving one by one ministries and hope to go back soon. It was a great experience.
hey StNik, there is nothing amoral about Atheism. the two concepts are not even related to each other. also, if one feels the urge to go try to make somewhere else better, more power to them. I support that entirely and have done this myself. just leave religion out of it.
LDS Missionary in Mexico for 2 yrs. most important thing I've ever done. Probably will ever do.
That said, I'm sure the dem percentage is due to the fact that they are more concerned with domestic issues.
Charity starts at home
Maybe instead of everybody bashing dems for not doing so they should
a) go on one themselves
b) stop being judgmental
c) consider that they helped in missions in their hometown where it's just as important
d) shut the fuçk up
e) all of the above
Hey moonshot, in every sh!thole around the world is a person or people of faith trying to make it better.
Atheism and it's inherent amoralism is the worst evil to be embraced by humanity. Give it time.
spreading religion is evil.
The income filter is very cool.
what happened to all the bleeding heart libs...oh yeah, i forgot....they just want to send all of out tax money to these people, they don't actually give a $#|+ enough to do anything out of their own wallet or time.
Judging by the comments, the odd repub/dem outcome is probably due to military members counting their humanitarian service missions. I don't think that's what was being asked... It's a lot different to plan and probably pay for a trip than to just get on the plane when you're told...
Yes what ever country I was in I spent money supporting the economy while in the Navy.
Yes. The lord tells us to spread our religion everywhere. The ignorant have very little experience denouncing those who bring them gifts and religion.
funny that twice as many republicans have than democrats
Taught English in Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic...so rewarding =)
Serví en la Misión México, Tuxtla Gutiérrez desde el 2003 al 2005. Después aprendí el "castellano" y me casé con una mina de la Argentina. Viva México! Viva Argentina!
Not yet. We do that in the u.s. first.
Help poor folks get their lives together.
Once all U.S. families are good, maybe we'll Venture out.
On a two-year mission for the LDS church in Chiapas and Tabasco, Mexico. There I learned Spanish and when I got home I married a beautiful little gal from Argentina. The Lord blesses us for serving others. When we serve others, we are really in the service of our God.
yes , to Zimbabwe twice
been on short term and long term missions. and volunteered locally as well. though it's been a few years back for both
The only time I've been out of the US was when I was like 6 and my family went to Niagara falls... But I'm only 20 and hope to travel soon!
Not unless you count Utah.
Yvgvyid, why are you going to Ethiopia? What kind of mission is it?
cuz when we came back my sister literally. kissed the ground..
I haven't been out of the U.S. period. except Canada since it's like two to three hours away. Oh, I did go to a real shitty part of Mexico in '79 when I was in California..A dumbass friend got lost saying "oh, you just have to SEE Encinada!" and it must have been the worst part of it, because when
next year I am going to Ethiopia
no, and god bless you all who do
not out of the US, but I did do lots of inner city stuff
Planning on to next year.
In the military. Does that count?
I wish!! This is my dream. I am, however, heading to Detroit for a mission trip this summer.
no. I rarely ever think about it. I've donated to red cross a few times.
I realllly want to!
When I'm older...
I haven't gone on a foreign mission trip before, but I have helped sort medicine for one, and I have also been to local stuff such as Katrina cleanup.
Philippines, South Korea, Japan, New Orleans, and Haiti. Someone always needs reliefs flown in!
This summer will be my 5th trip in a row to Miskolc, Hungary, working with a children's home. I met my wife on my first trip there and we love going back every year since to work together.
I've never been and I never will. If I want to go on a humanitarian mission, I can go across town and serve food at the shelter. I go once a month to work or more if my schedule allows. Local is better for me and my family.