Home Missions

So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us work for the good of all and especially for those of the family of faith. Galatians 6:10

The shortest mission trip you can take is four inches — merely lifting your head up to see the needs around you.

How often do we assume we aren’t missionaries unless we go somewhere special to serve the needy? And yet, right in our own cities and neighborhoods, there are hurting people who need Jesus.

Mission trips to exotic or faraway locales sound exciting, but the gospel is powerful everywhere we go. We need to talk about Jesus with our neighbors, our colleagues, and perhaps the cashier at the store. It may be difficult to do that because we see them regularly and fear negative reactions.

We hate to alienate close friends and family, so it’s easier to be bold for a week or two in a strange town and then return home patting ourselves on the back for our good deeds. However, we mustn’t stop sharing the gospel and doing good at home.