Although it would be wonderful to take older children on mission trips to other countries, this may not be safe or economically feasible for you. However, you can provide them with mission opportunities close to home. Often, children can serve at homeless shelters, nursing homes, food pantries, or clothes closets.
For a more extended mission opportunity, consider a church mission trip to a nearby city, state, or community. Your church could host an outreach VBS in the evening and construction/beautification projects during the day. Under the supervision of adults or their parents, this type of mission’s trip can be life-changing for children.