Serving others in a cross-cultural setting provides an opportunity for those around us to experience the love of God in a tangible way. But how can we serve in a way that is culturally relevant and helpful? Before answering this question, let’s try to define what biblical servanthood looks like.Read More »
There’s this old story about a monkey and a fish. This monkey is sitting up in his tree trying to ride out a terrible storm. The wind is raging, the rain is falling, and the floodwaters are rising. The monkey looks down into the river that runs beneath his tree and sees a fish struggling against the current. The monkey is a very caring monkey, and he wants to help the fish. So, he swings down from his branch scoops the fish up out of the water and places the fish beside him in the tree.
People who are passionate about working in other cultures often rush in to help others and meet needs without knowing how to help effectively. Read More »