Recently a youth from a local Baptist church came by to sell coupon books for local merchants. The youth group is raising money for a mission trip to England. I am wondering how churches decide where to go for mission trips. All the devastation in Texas recently with flooding/etc....Why aren't more groups focusing on staying home and helping those in need? Even here in our own town? I could understand if England were a 3rd world country and they did not know Jesus, but I think everyone in England has the same opportunity to hear about Christianity as we do. Is this just a sight-seeing trip disguised as a mission trip? Please respond with your thoughts and experience.