If you came into contact with anyone today (your kids, your spouse, your neighbor, your coworkers-ANYONE!) you are a missionary!! If you are like me and you think of a third world country with small huts, flies, dirty water, and starvation surrounding you when you think of missionaries, thats a hard concept to grasp. But the truth is you are a missionary exactly where you are to those you come across everyday.
When I moved here just over 3 years ago one of the first people I met was Alonzo. He’s the lead maintenance guy at my apartment complex. He is very quiet but very sincere and one of those people you'd have to search for a reason not to like. He has worn many hats in my life! Impromptu counselor, snake chaser, air conditioner fixer, hot water bringer, and friend. Whatever hat he's wearing he puts his whole heart into it,with kindness, and gentleness.
I just found out his last day is tomorrow. He is moving the whole family out of state. I am sad to see him go but thankful he has been in my life. It is quite clear he sees his everyday duties as his mission field. I want to live more like my friend Alonzo! On purpose. On fire. On a mission!
"And then he (God) told them, "Go into all the world and share the Good News with everyone.” Mark 16:15