Yesterday, in First Baptist Church Wheaton, the missionary speaker from Brazil used skype, (the internet telephone), in the middle of his sermon. He called up two other Wheaton missionary friends in Pakistan. Nothing strange in that you say!
Except that he was calling to talk with one of his own young trained Brazilian missionaries, Miriam, who has just begun working in Pakistan with them! Brazil now sends missionaries all over the world. And it doesn't take much imagination to realize how powerfully they communicate the gospel across cultures! As I listened to Miriam with her brightness, her love for God, and her sacrifice to serve, I remembered that mission book title: "From everywhere to everywhere." And how people like Miriam show the sacrifice of twenty-first century mission to the rest of us. I feel humbled.