You know how many times I have heard people say “No way” when I talk about long term missions (heck, even short term missions)? I would say 9 out of 10 times. Sometimes I even get people laughing, like they think I’m joking. So, for those of you who have have laughed when I asked that, let it be known, I wasn’t joking.
It boggles my mind that people can be so closed-minded (in my opinion afraid of the unknown, which is what most of our life with Christ is) about serving God in another place.
And then God reminds me, just as much as I don’t understand “them”, “they” don’t understand me. So I digress, I drop little seeds with people to open their minds to hearing God’s heart for another people-group. I of course agree there is plenty of work to do here in America, yet if we all took a short-term trip to another place outside our culture, saw another part of the Church, then maybe, just maybe, we would have a bit more passion to be his hands and feet to America and beyond.