Missions is a foreign subject to so many—who goes, where do they go, why do they go, what do they do, who pays for them to go . . . the list of questions goes on and on. If you do not understand missions, you are missing a great blessing!
On a recent Sunday night in our church, a missionary, Dr. Billy Dudley, who serves in Puerto Rico, gave a report on the work there. He and his wife Annette have served there for eighteen years. My heart was blessed as his report was truly fruit to our account! Dr. Dudley went to our Bible college and seminary, Tabernacle Baptist Bible College and Seminary, in the 80s and 90s. He graduated with several degrees and went to Puerto Rico where he is the Academic Dean of Calvary Baptist Bible College & Theological Seminary. Their mission is to train nationals to go back to their homelands and preach the gospel and train men and women to do the same. It was encouraging to see pictures of so many who have done just that!
It is a complete circle of learning. The many pictures of students from the Caribbean Islands who have gone to CBBC&TS, trained, (sometimes married,) and returned to their homeland to continue to do what they were taught to do reinforced the true circle of missions. Many are in places we cannot go, but these men and women are indeed carrying out the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20).
If you have not been called to go to a foreign land, you can do mission work here. Get involved in your local church, give monetarily to missions, tell those you work and play with about the LORD of the Great Commission. There is still much work to be done!
Luke 10:2, Therefore he said unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth laborers into his harvest.