Being Human: Out of Sight, Out of Mind
Many are willing, but few are chosen for the exotic tropical mission field, especially if you have kids going to school or elderly parents to care for
Here's another bulletin-item from the enthusiastic anonymous Church:
Anonymous-Church reaches out to Thailand
The "Jones's" will be leaving 1 August to serve God in Thailand. It is not simply about them going, but rather an extension of influence from Anonymous-Church. This first term they are visiting small groups in Anonymous-Church to share this vision, the needs of those less fortunate than ourselves, and how all of us as a church can be involved in this mission.
It will be interesting to see how much we will be told that "we" are extending "our" influence in Thailand once "they" arrive.
I will be reminded to fight the spiritual battle that takes place in the heavenly realm so that their labour in the field will not be in vain but they will reap a harvest, pressed down, running over, I'll have fries and a coke with that thanks.
Unless you are a dear friend of the people going on an overseas mission, or have a strong personal interest in the location they are going to, you will rarely give these people a second thought once they are gone.
I guess some people find that doing what God wants them to do, whether other people care or not, is still not good enough. They have to make sure that others hear about it over and over again so that it pushes people into the position of having to pretend to be interested, just to be polite.
Oh well, I guess that's life too.
Back to my mission field