We’re on a Mission from God

Can you believe last night was the first time I watched the Blues Brothers? Crazy! Great film, but that’s not what this blog is about…

Last Sunday at Church it was International day. With the room decorated by various flags and songs sang from all around the world, it made for a pretty fun service. The pastor’s sermon was solid too. He focused on the Great Commission and also on the work of missionaries. It got me thinking; just what does it mean to be a missionary? For many, the word immediately conjures ideas of preaching and living amongst the unreached peoples and tribes of the world. For myself — not so much. It’s not that, that isn’t a part of missionary work; I just don’t think that’s all it has to be.

Though I’m technically a missionary here at Kondanani, it doesn’t really feel much different to working back in the UK. Well of course there are massive differences, but having settled into the work routine, you go day-to-day like any other job. I’m probably not doing a great job of explaining what I mean. What I’m trying to say is: we’re all on a mission. Whether it’s in your home country or another, we’re all called to spread the Gospel through word and deed. God can use anyone, anywhere to spread His message. That’s part of the beauty of the Gospel — millions of people from all different walks of life united by Jesus for Jesus. I guess sometimes it takes a random guy from the UK to come to Malawi for a couple months to help spread the message. Other times, it requires you to stay right where you are.

No matter where you are, the mission is every day. It’s not always exciting and it’s not always easy. However it does require a willing heart and faithful dedication, even when you have the police, country western singers, Nazis and crazy ex-fiancés all hunting you down… great film.

P.S. I apologise for the extremely sparse looking blog. I knew from the beginning there was no point promising regular updates. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have enough time — To be honest I just don’t want to spend all the free time I have writing.