My first mission is to my wife and children. Together, our mission is to the lost. Biblical parenting is inherently counter-cultural, so simply living out Biblical parenting is a mission. Biblical family dynamics and gender roles in the family are also unusual in many cultures. A significant part of being a missionary is just living out the Biblical model. (This is challenging!) The other part is to just show up. Pastor Kelly from Crawfordsville Community Church has said many times that there's now secret to this... "Just show up!"
Let me encourage you to chart a course for your family that has a trajectory for living out the Biblical gospel message in another culture. Please pray for James and Grace, as they adjust to a very different lifestyle than we had in the States.
Enjoy this short video of our neighborhood through James' eyes!
We're a family on mission to bring the good news of Jesus to the Philippines.