If there are any elders out there considering taking on a new mission work, I want to make a plea. Back a long-term missionary, not an extra-church organization, and not a part-timer.
Then he lists reasons why long-terms missions is so necessary.
This jibes with an appeal I saw from someone who flits from one place to another in missions, for permanent, on-the-ground missionaries to help in a work he started but wasn’t willing to see through. Hmmm.
Though I’m projecting as far as the author’s thinking, Stan contrasts support for long-term missions with extra-church organizations and part-timers because churches are now heavily involved in such efforts, so much so that support for long-term missionaries is at an all-time low.
Would you agree with that assessment?