Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Rethinking Foreign Missions

Here's a provocative challenge to American church leaders to rethink the way we do foreign missions, pened by my old friend Jim Wright at his Crossroad Junction blog. I recomend his thoughts for your prayerful consideration.
I’ve had the privilege over the years of traveling extensively, both for business and ministry, and seeing what really happens out on the “mission field.” It’s not pretty, and in many cases it’s counterproductive. Forget about those missionary newsletters with pictures of half-naked starving kids and open air meetings led by the Great White Hope — that’s good for raising money, but has very little to do with the vast majority of where our mission dollars and energies are needed.
Read the whole piece at Rethinking Missions | Crossroad Junction