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Getting with God's Program: Expatriates in International Ministry: A Critical Appraisal from a Missionary Kid/Mission Directer
Getting with God's Program Expatriates in International Ministry A Critical Appraisal from a Missionary Kid/Mission Directer Author:David R. Befus God really does not need us at all! Much of the promotion about "missions" today is focused on us, what we can do, and how much we are needed. But the Biblical basis for this is questionable. What is needed to sell education, donations, or career plans appears to be an enthusiastic affirmation of our personal value added. But what is God's persp... more »ective?
God allows us to be part of His work, and His work should be our focus. We take up our small role in time and place. This is our cause. If others also see it as His plan for them, they not only should support it, but should feel fortunate to do so: We are fortunate to join in the outreach, privileged to give to it.
God works with what He has available. A lot of what He does may not seem to fit our ideas of proper programs, efficient use of resources, or effective time frames. In fact, God may also work in contexts where a great many issues are left unresolved, at least not to our liking. Yet God is still sovereign, after all. Let's get with God's agenda!« less