Sometimes God calls us to take a step off of the familiar path and step into something unknown. He uses these experiences to help us grow and mature in our faith. It is often during these times that He brings perspective to our lives and facilitates learning opportunities through these experiences. The thing about these 'detours' is that once the experience is over you return on your path of life, hopefully, farther advanced, further ahead and completely changed, for the better. Short term missions teams are opportunities to see how a step of obedience towards the unfamiliar can be a revitalization of a spiritual journey at any stage of faith and life!