Click on the title to read a thought provoking article that challenges us to think about how we approach missionary work overseas. I think it also challenges us to think about how we spread the Gospel here at home too. Are we just supposed to tell people about Jesus? Or do we go further and show people how Jesus can change their lives? At what point do we cross the culturally correct boundary and challenge people to think differently about their lives? Can we be respectful of other cultures and spread the gospel at the same time?
It seems to me that the missionary in this article had found his comfort zone. How much more of a difference he would make if he would step out in faith, establish real relationships with people, and share his story about how Jesus changed his life. I think he could do this and still be respectful of the culture. If you are reading this please let me hear from you. Is this missionary appropriate in his approach? Or should he come out of his comfort zone and boldly proclaim his message?