An experience with Other + Wise, is not like any other senior high youth group “trip” I have been a part of, both as a leader and as a youth myself. Other + Wise will expand the size of the body of Christ. Other + Wise will show you stories, you wouldn’t have heard otherwise. Other + Wise gave us an experience that allowed us to listen to voices, see places, and encounter Christ in places we were not aware of. We heard hard stories, we debriefed constantly, and grew in our awareness of who God is. Through Other + Wise, we gained an experience that put our faith to action, to listen, to see, and to love better.
Youth Minister (Former)
Atonement Lutheran Church + Billings, Montana
After being left unsatisfied with cookie-cutter mission trips that seem to harm rather than help, when we partnered with Other + Wise our goals were transformed from gratitude to action, from vacation to justice, and our mood changed from comfort to indignancy. We were put in front of people that stripped away our own egos and perspectives and left us totally humbled and willing to work toward a more inclusive kingdom of God.