We received this simple message:
Jesus said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.
Try running a missions department . . . Try finding ten people in a church who agree on short term mission trips, supporting long term missions, sending American missionaries to foreign countries on huge budgets, language and culture school, whether missionaries should have Skype and direct TV and internet. I could go on but you get the message.
How about if we try to agree on mission agencies? I won’t name names but I’ve heard terrible and terrific things about almost all of them.
Who is right and who is wrong?
How about if we just go? Find a way that works and go. Give. Pray. Sponsor a child. Get to know a missionary. Be a friend. Email with someone. Learn about a country or culture. Read. Follow world news instead of American Idol. Find out what is going on and support someone where your heart lands. It’s really not hard to get started. A simple email can change someone’s day. Spend less time judging and more time getting involved. If it’s not working than find a different way but just start.