Parents: A Major Inhibitor to Sending New Missionaries - TJ Addington
This blog may rub the wrong way - welcome to the genre. And I don't really want it to. I am the parent of two grown men and the grandfather of one precious boy. But, the fact remains that it is not unusual for young people being called into missions to face strong resistance from their own Christian parents.
For 3 years, Janette prayed with perseverance that the Lord would work in her friend, Theresa’s, life. This hardened 30-something seemed to be the last coworker who would be interested in Jesus.
Our faith should not be confined to Sunday church. The way we live and work should inspire others to seek God. True, right?
So why is it so easy to think our “Christian” role on earth is either to be a missionary or support one financially? Why do we often believe everything else doesn’t really matter?
The way you live every day matters. Hard work, selfless service, and productivity matter. Love for your community and your neighbors matters.
Why do these things matter, especially to missions?
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