What an awesome exchange!…Giving up the American dream for God’s Dream. One lasts a lifetime and doesn’t truly satisfy and the other lasts an eternity that will make a difference for every tribe, tongue, and nation!
I am perplexed by the fact that many Christian homes still promote the American dream. I guess they don’t have eternal perspective or ??? Perhaps they do but are still weighed down by societies’ pressures. They understand the great commission but emphasize something that will burn up leaving no ashes…1 Cor.3; 10-14. Then I think of the youth I met along the way while translating…the ones going on mission trips when they come from non-Christian homes with broken lives. I met a girl who told me she was going to Africa with the Ambassador program and I wasn’t surprised when she said she was leaving it all for the sake of the Call (from a Catholic, broken home). It is time for Christian parents to release their children to the great commission. Thanks Seth for your honesty…you guys are a true testimony and missionaries (that have struggles like everyone else) but choose to trust God and continue the walk (not marathon) of faith.