Missions Change the World, Starting with You

by Mark T. Hancock · 1 comment

It’s remarkable to me how people setting out to change the world are deeply changed by it.

There’s something about lifting our eyes and seeing the field that alters our perspective on our own life.

Mission trip after trip, whether I’ve gone myself or heard testimonies from others, I grow in suspicion over Jesus’ motivation for sending us “…into all the world (to) preach the Gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15).  Could it be He was doing that for our sake?

But let’s consider that the same dynamics that operate THERE operate HERE.  The giving of our time, the attention to a new face, the unselfish gesture, the leading of the Holy Spirit, the unrushed pace.

The mission field is a great training ground for how we should live at home, and it’s great when we can go, but why not become more loving, compassionate, focused, grateful, effective, fervent, and powerful  – here?

If you can go, Go.  If not, Go anyway.  Without ever leaving.

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Michael Lusk May 18, 2010 at 4:20 pm

Mark, you’re right. People need to go more. Going is something we do anywhere, as we reach those around us.

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