Category: Common Objections
I Could NEVER Do That!
by Dave So far since we have been in Cameroon I have: killed three poisonous snakes around our house, spent an entire day carrying water from a well, stopped a man from severely beating his daughter, stopped another man from severely beating his dog, had two guys try to jump in my car for unknown malicious purposes, and watched a baby die. Though all of these things are fairly common place here in Africa, they are also experiences I almost certainly would not have had if I stayed in America. And to be honest, while I do not feel like…
Am I a Horrible Parent for Moving my Kids (back) to Africa?
If anyone has ever asked us about what our family life will look like in Cameroon, you probably heard “Oh we have no idea.” Or if you asked how exactly we would manage to homeschool the kids and do a linguistic analysis of a language, we likely said “Oh we’ll cross that bridge when it comes.” Not worrying (or thinking) about tomorrow has more-or-less been our modus operandi these past few years as we’ve sought to conquer one stage of life at a time. But the “tomorrow” of Cameroon is less then a month away and thus I am forced…
FAQ: Should We Send Americans Into Missions?
As we have toured America talking about missions we hear various objections. We have tried to cover some of those objections in our FAQ Page. But I ran across a blog on thegospelcoalition.org by Ben Stevens that answers these 7 common objections to long-term missions: “It (long-term missions) destroys foreign cultures.” “It’s based on outdated theology.” “It’s unnecessarily offensive.” “Short-term teams can do the same thing but more efficiently.” “It’s much more effective to just fund foreign nationals.” “It distracts from the needs of our own nation.” “Because people have immigrated to America’s cities, it would be more cost-effective and…
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