Cross-cultural ministry and hardship

‘Gospel work, especially when it is compounded with the wear and tear of cross-cultural ministry in a hostile context, is accomplished because of hard things not despite them. For example, learning a new language and a new script is hard work. There’s nothing glamorous after months of study and practice to finally speak on the level of a local toddler!’

-Tim Keesee

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(GSiV: Missions and Evangelism, Missionaries and Difficult Plodding, “Success” and Missions: G. Aylward, Miller: Success, Failure, and Grace, Suffering in vocational ministry)