And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. (Matt 24:14)
I can’t think of a more compelling statement to inspire missionaries: veteran or rookie. “This is not a great commission, nor a great commandment. It is a great certainty, a great confidence.” (John Piper)I know many unbelievable missionaries who have left their home country leaning 110% on this confidence. Nothing expresses this more clearly than their top 10 reasons to be a missionary. Continue reading
“I have fire kindling inside of me, a tremendous sense of urgency for [everyone] to hear the message, the solution to the longing inside of their souls to get in touch with a living breathing God, who has a purpose for their lives.” (My journal-May 1998)
I was 25 years old when I wrote this. I had numerous short-term mission experiences behind me. They had taken me to multiple countries.
My journal entry from over 14 years ago included some goals. I liked them then, I like them now. Here are the top 10 life lessons learned on a short-term mission trip. Continue reading