Monday, January 12, 2009

How Much Longer?

In the past few days I have been in touch with new missionaries and some old friends trying to get to the mission field. God has once again reinforced in my mind the urgency of foreign missions. Countries that used to be "wide open" are closing. A friend who is trying to get to Ireland told me that the government is now only allowing missionaries to come to the country for three years, period. Russia is making their missionaries go and come for three months at a time. Belarus is closing it's doors. These are just a few of the countless countries that are closing their doors to the gospel. What are we doing? Where and when are we going? Yes, Canada needs God (while the doors are still open here!), but many of us are way too comfortable here in our nice homes, with our nice cars and our comfortable life styles. Years ago I heard a preacher say, "Are you willing to go and wanting to stay or are you wanting to go and willing to stay?" How about you?


  1. I was looking at you from the balcony last Sunday night when the Elams were singing. And I was thinking that for sure you see your family in that position someday. It's silly but that moment I was already missing you!

  2. Hi Sandra, I'm one of the missionaries in Russia that has to come and go every three months. Thanks for your observations. It's an uncertain time.