We are an average American family.
We send our kids to school. We participate in extracurricular activities. We have and enjoy nice things. We like having the world at our fingertips via the internet. We like our comfy, beautiful house. We love living a place where we get to experience the four seasons. We don't care for extreme temperatures. We love air-conditioning and fireplaces. We love to go out to eat. I love Diet Coke. I like flashy, outrageous heels. We have seven kids. We've developed deep roots in our community and especially in our church. We have teenagers starting to plan for their future. We are swiftly approaching our forties. We have a new baby.
The reasons for not going are so numerous, I could go on for hours.
But none of it matters. Because God has called us to the mission field. And no comforts of home and community and family, however wonderful, are more satisfying than following where He leads.
Thursday, March 3, 2016