What Would it Take For You to Trade it All Away?

from Shane's Muslim Connect

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Much of what I ask you to do in Muslim Connect can be done from your couch: Think differently, pray, advocate for biblical behavior toward Muslims. Other things require getting up, facing a little discomfort, maybe expending some social capital.

Because I want everyone to get on board, the challenge usually comes in the form of short hops and doable steps. But not today. This challenge is a one-way ticket. 

Today I want to team up with my mentor, Greg Livingstone, and invite you to trade your whole life where you are to go live as an ambassador of Jesus among Muslims in a place where there are few or maybe even none yet. 

Greg says, “God is asking me to spend the rest of my days finding team leaders for places like Pakistan and Eritrea, cities like Aleppo, Grozny, and Baghdad.”

Let your imagination run for a moment: You gather a cadre of intrepid friends and relocate for a decade to Faroffistan. What pain and joy would attend this life? What sacrifice and work would it take? What would success look like? What would have to be acquired and what would be left behind?

“Could my family do it?”

“Would I ever find a husband, a wife?”

“If I raise my hand and say, ‘I’ll lead,’ would anyone follow me?”

“Would it be worth the cost?”

Jesus responds, “Peace to you. Just as the Father sent me, I send you.” 

This role is not for everyone. So I’m wondering, is this me? Is it you? Is it someone you know? Can Greg and I help?

 

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