Saturday, October 30, 2010

Missionaries

There is this school of thought that if you can't minister in your current surroundings then chances are you won't be effective as a missionary over seas. This statement, intended to make people intentional about ministering where they are, really just cripples me. I want to impact my world for Jesus because He is worthy of the adoration of ALL people but I just don't know how to do that here, in this house, in this neighborhood, in this city. I just don't know.

2 comments:

Asst. (to the) Room Mom said...

Not sure who wrote this...JM or Bekah. Either way, I'll write this. Having lived in another country, I can say this. You minister the same way in another country...it just seems to stand out more b/c you are dealing w/ another culture and that really captures people's interest more. Being a mom, I found myself doing a lot of the same things there that I do here...talking to other moms, playing with kids, getting to know my neighbors, etc. My husband taught & preached, which is what he does here. Same thing, different location. We used to tell people that we didn't really think it was any big deal living in another country b/c we were just doing there what we did here. And there ARE people in the States that haven't heard the Gospel. I'm not sure if I'm helping or stating the obvious by writing this, but just stay on course and keep listening to the heart of God for where He wants you to be. Do get frustrated in the little things.

Love ~ Val

Asst. (to the) Room Mom said...

I meant to say "DON'T get frustrated in the little things". Wow. That would've made my entire comment null & void, right? Sorry. :-)

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