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The Mission Minded Family by Ann Duna­gan

Posted on: February 5, 2009

Yeah, I know.  Two posts in one day.  Who woulda thunk?

I just have to let you know about a book giveaway happening over at Passionate Homemaking.  Lindsay finds the best books!!

This is an excerpt from the original article published at Extending Our Reach.

As Gregg and Sono Harris share in the for­ward: “Contrary to what some in mis­sions have mis­tak­enly thought, we do not have to neglect our family respon­si­bil­i­ties in order to accom­plish God’s will in our min­istry to others. Sac­ri­fic­ing our chil­dren on the altar of mis­sions is very close to a modern form of Molech wor­ship, which God con­tin­ues to abhor. The family is not an obsta­cle to min­istry; it is a vehi­cle for ministry.  But like all road-​worthy vehi­cles, the family must be main­tained in order to go the dis­tance and finish the course over a life­time. And it has been made for the road, not for the garage. It actu­ally becomes stronger and more effec­tive as all of its mem­bers devote them­selves together as a team for ser­vice to others out­side the family.”

I find such comfort in God’s timing.  I was just discussing a related topic with a friend this morning and then found this on Lindsay’s blog a few hours later.  One way or another I’m going to get this one!

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1 Response to "The Mission Minded Family by Ann Duna­gan"

As we seek to reach every man, woman and child with opportunities to see and hear about Jesus, I can’t think of a better way than through the love of a family for each other and for their community. And we can demonstrate Jesus in the most powerful ways, as a family…together…in your home, in your neighborhood, in church and in school and work.

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