The words of the missionaries I met this week were adamant about the assaults of the devil and the darkness and messiness of the mission wherever it may be. Teaching the little ones becomes extremely important. Here is a preschool at Liessy.

Missions and the theology of the cross – there are no marching bands playing when a missionary steps on shore wherever it may be but there is a lot of brokenness.

As we traveled we were told again and a gain that mission work is messy. Work in the brokenness of the world is messy. We are surrounded by brokenness and yet the world says that it doesn’t need us and sometimes that what we say is evil and wrong. Yet the real world is full of brokenness and it is real death and real disease an we bring the Word that brings life.

We will not find honor; we will not find praise, and we will not find friendship in this world.
The devil will always ape Christ and build his chapel wherever we attempt to preach Christ crucified.