My Story is not Your Story.


Periodically, though not often, I hear from a missionary I've visited that they have met other sailors as the latter pull in to town for some liberty. This was especially true of Pattaya Beach, Thailand. However, this is often not the case. If you asked ten Christian sailors if they visit missionaries overseas, I would suppose that maybe 4 of them do what I do. Then again, that could be an optimistic number as well.

Why? Most probably don't even consider it. The thought has simple never crossed their mind. It's not bad, it just is. I got the idea to meet missionaries overseas directly (I believe) from God. I didn't think of it and to my knowledge no one put the thought in my head. Therefore, it is just something that happened. Since I believe that information came from God, it would be difficult to assume other Christians would get that same message, or at least the same message the same way I got it.

Yet I did get that message, and it's something I've enjoyed doing. I get to have a finger on the pulse of missions, get to strengthen my own faith, and get to see parts of a city that most people don't get to see.

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3 comments:

Steven Massey said...

Some of my fondest memories of my time in the Navy came out of visiting missionaries in the ports we visited. We had great times and spread the gospel at while we did it. What a blessing it was for all of us.

Dan Smith said...

Sometimes I wonder how much of the Gospel was being presented. I know we really helped a lot in Thailand, but overall, I saw it as a support for missionaries, not a direct spreading of the Gospel. Is that how you remember it?

Dan Smith said...

Sometimes I wonder how much of the Gospel was being presented. I know we really helped a lot in Thailand, but overall, I saw it as a support for missionaries, not a direct spreading of the Gospel. Is that how you remember it?