Our ministry sold.
Problems with a son.
Low financial support.
Dwindling ranks of missionary colleagues.
Low numbers on the results board.
Doubts and fears.
But I still believe in my calling and my faithful God. I still believe in God's Word. I still believe in the power of the gospel. And I still believe in the need for cross-cultural missions.
Today in church circles and publications we hear the resounding cry: Let's not send any more missionaries from the States to foreign places, let's just support national works. Mission agencies are pulling out of many old fields, selling off properties and moving on - to allow national churches to move up to the task.
But I still believe in the need for American missionaries in foreign countries.
|N.E. Brazil regional BMM conference, 1979|
The problem is that churches and camps and schools and ministries are all made up of people. People with unique circumstances living in unique places. Plans and Vision Statements and Programs don't always allow for the unique needs of specific places.
References and Further Reading:
"COACTIVE MODEL OF MISSIONARY MINISTRY"