I’m still processing all God did among us in West Africa. In some ways, this was the hardest mission trip I have ever been on in the fact of the conditions and what it takes to get there. In other ways, it was the easiest in that it was very simple in theory. Our primary objective was to share the gospel.
When speaking to our partnering missionary, I told him how difficult it was to get to him. I had to fly across the world. Then drive across the country. Then walk across the desert. Then, I was where he wanted me. He said, “This is frontline missions. There’s a reason your church was the last one to visit me months ago. No one else is willing to come out here. It’s too far. Too hard.”
It was interesting to find out that out of the 18 summer volunteers serving with them this summer, 6 of them are from North Side, 3 are from Brook Hills (David Platt’s church), and the rest are from different locations. Out of all the Southern Baptist churches, only 2 “radical” churches (sorry for the pun) are willing to encourage their students to go there. And that is the reason why we must continue to go.
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