Question about Guidance for missionaries:
"How do I discover the country or people group God is leading me to serve?"
1. How do you figure out where to go?
2. What are people groups?
3. Is there a "missionary call"?
4. Is going the only way to be involved in missions?
Nutrition. A homeless person in Los Angeles gets more calories of quality food per day than the average person in Calcutta.
Justice. Fifteen million children are sold into sexual slavery each year, primarily in Asia.
Access to the gospel. There are more Bibles, Christian books, and radio stations in North America than we know what to do with. You are never more than a mile from a church in any city in the USA. Jesus is doing amazing things in an amazingly desperate world.
Follow your heart and your preparation. If you are not prepared yet, seek God's prompting. Consider the languages you have learned, the people you have met from other countries, those willing to be your teammates, and any facility you have with language and culture learning.
All these questions, and many more, need to be answered and analyzed as you consider the task ahead. There are many open fields around the world. Each of us is fitted for at least one of them. My wife and I followed the Lord's call to a major metropolitan center. We are still seeking his guidance and can see how he has prepared us to work in this very different set of circumstances. Don't be dissuaded by obstacles. If God wants you to go, he'll help you overcome them.
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