A few days ago I gave you a link to Dassi’s Mexico Blog, and I made a few comments about what it means to be a missionary.
As usual, it included a lot of words. Today, I saw a blog from Aubrey, who’s down there for a couple weeks. It includes the following paragraph that says what I was trying to say but, of course, much more succinctly:
I really love being here. It is easy to think that if you’re going to be a missionary you need to be really spiritual, quick witted, and some kind of a leader. Of course these things come in handy and you do need a solid relationship with God to sustain you in tough situations, but the needs of people are very basic. If you can love all the time, which isn’t always easy, that is pretty much all you need. That probably sounds dumb. It just kind of hit home for me though being able to watch Nichole and Jason take care of these people.
That does not sound dumb, Aubrey, it’s profound.
I don’t know how to link to her individual pages. That quote’s from December 15. Make sure to read her Dec. 12 post, too, especially the part about the steam.