The Chasm Between Church and Missions

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This is how I felt once I had entered missions work.

I saw things in a new way.

Everything was upside-down and backwords.

Then the church and missions agency expects bullet-point reports on what you’re doing.

I did my best.

It just didn’t make much sense, given the context.

I know the church and the agency wanted to understand.

But some things, there’s just no understanding.

 

The Trouble with Disillusionment

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It doesn’t help to deny the fact that problems exist within world missions.

The question is, “What do we do about it?”

Reform!

Church is the place where wounds are deepest.

It’s also where we find the deepest healing.

Christ’s invisible church is worth fighting for.

That’s why we keep striving.

That’s why we keep sending.

But questioning the current state of things is no sin.

Criticism and complaints without action is one thing; questioning and striving is another.

So keep the faith.

Keep striving.