When we study missions history, we see that God has always used imperfect people to accomplish his purpose: his glory among the nations. We are reminded that the gospel is truly worth every sacrifice we may have to make for it.

Taking a One Year Challenge may not mean crossing an ocean or border, it could mean staying where you are, but it will mean going on mission. Many people who do so face several challenges and also leave behind family, friends and the comforts of home. There are real barriers, and they can be tough to face. Knowing the history of missions and stories of missionaries who have gone, gives any disciple a window into the life of those who put God first, and what God can do through their lives.

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