Posted by: vftmom247 | 2013/08/31

Missionary by Choice and Vocation

The Taylor Family Mission

1 Thes 4:9-11

Nevertheless we urge you, brothers and sisters, to progress even more,
and to aspire to live a tranquil life,
to mind your own affairs,
and to work with your own hands,
as we instructed you.

Funnily enough, this reading reflects a good bit of our life in Germany at the moment. “Live a tranquil life”….we are trying to live a tranquil life so that our tranquility can spill over to those around us, so the peace can be shared. The part about minding your own affairs and working with your own hands is a little ironic. Because we can’t mind our own affairs, and our primary work begins through our hearts.

Here in Germany, there is such a strong work ethic. The first question is usually, “So what do you do, what is your profession?”.

“Missionary” is not the best answer. For one thing, Germans cannot comprehend…

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