As part of our initial year in missions not only do we commit to no Alcohol or tobacco products, we also limit our use of the internet and other means of communication with those back home to Sunday. We are not to use the internet for “Chit-chatty” stuff. We use whatever means of communication are applicable to the place we are sent, so there may be times when you see us on Facebook or see a post and think we are available for chats. We are not……sorry. Please don’t be hurt or offended, look for us on Sunday.
Sometimes I will use twitter and update my Facebook status because this updates, the side panel on my blog and my Facebook status at the same time without facing the temptation to respond to peoples comments, which we view on Sundays. The twitter panel on our blog allows those who don’t want to join Facebook to get some updates as to what we are up to.
This may seem strange or a bit too much, but we see that it makes good sense. Missionary life is not just helping people with physical needs, the primary good we do is sharing the GOOD NEWS and that there is GOOD NEWS in Jesus is exactly the area the our enemy the devil would love to see us fail in. Therefore an emphasis on home, families, friends, and in general the things of life before saying “Yes” to the Lord in Missions can cause some to loose focus on God’s calling, and sometimes even lead to people leaving missionary life. The founders of Family Missions Company want to see the Gospel succeed and us succeed also. Remember Jesus said “…and everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for my name’s sake, will receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life.” Matthew 19:29 This is what we are all to be shooting for – eternal life.
So if you wish you could talk to us or are waiting for us to respond, please remember to pray for us, that we remain strong in the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and His call upon our lives