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There are so many things that a disciple cannot control when he’s on the mission field doing the Lord’s work. It is for this reason that we must practice watchfulness. We need to be aware and alert to God’s supernatural movement on the mission field.

But watchfulness is especially crucial for missionaries (and ministers, elders, and pastors) who bear the unique responsibility of caring for the souls of others as part of their vocation, often amid considerable challenges. While this calling brings many blessings and joys, missionaries also face unique temptations.

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