Thursday, February 23, 2006

Two Sides of Missions

This weekend we had a marathon “Field Leadership Team” set of meetings in Kosovo.  These are the meetings of our field’s team leaders and our boss and assistant boss.  The February meeting is particularly grueling because it’s when we hammer through the following year’s budgets, assign the mission fleet of vehicles, and do a lot of other plain hard work that makes the machine work.


But Sunday night we heard that three people had accepted Christ that night in our church service.  Two of them are fathers and “heads-of-households,” which is critically important in our context.  I was so incredibly pumped up. 


When people think of missionaries they think of preachers and prayers and other stuff.  They probably don’t think of logisticians, budget-eers, strategists and so forth.  Missionaries are all those things.

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