What do you think missions are about?

  • Construction projects
  • Financial aid
  • Medical assistance
  • Helping the poor


Those are all good things – and they are often the context for missions. But ultimately, missions are about two things: God and people. They are about giving God glory by doing what he has for us to do and sharing what he’s given us. They are about allowing him to transform the lives of people – “us” and “them” together as “we.”

It can be easy to think that we, as “Americans” can, and ought to, fix the world. But in reality, we only do good when we humbly carry God’s hope with us, relying on him to accomplish his will.

And when we do that we are transformed too.

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