When we returned to America as a family 18 months ago, it came as a surprise. Coming into my role as a missions and local outreach pastor, I did not have a set strategy or preset plan.
I had to come with the eyes of a missionary to my “home”. I was a stranger in my own land.
Here are few things I observed about America as I returned, coupled with some thoughts on how we can interact with this reality.
1. The World is Flat.
No, this is not a conspiracy theory, rather an observation of all the traditional missions needs. Issues like poverty, human trafficking, and pain are not “over there, international” issues, but are present right outside our door. Missions no longer requires a passport, it can be done in our own communities.