The lifestyle associated with missionary work is a life of fulfillment, joy, and love. Doing God's work in a time in which nobody wants to do anything except watch tv, or play video games is commendable. However, it's not for everyone. You must want to make the world a better place. Someone who wants to show people the joy and fulfillment that God can bring them will be a good candidate. You must also want to create a positive and loving environment around themselves. Although this may sound like a perfect task, it's certainly a challenge. In this article, we'll go over the pros and cons of becoming a missionary and doing missionary work. Perhaps after this, you too will consider the path of God as your own. Improving Others Lives The main joy that missionaries get is changing people's lives for the better through the word of God. The labor in which a missionary will find themselves partaking in can range from speeches, lectures, spreading information, all the way to building new churches, bridges, fresh water supplies, and many more. The key is to show people that you have love and care in your heart and that you want to spread it on to others. They may think to themselves "if their God can make them this happy, perhaps he can bring me happiness as well!" This is what missionaries want to hear when dealing with people.
Closer To God Missionaries often find that when they do this particular kind of work, that they become closer to God. They feel as though God is guiding them and leading the path way in order for them to be happy and successful in their own personal life. Ask any real missionary and they will tell you that the only payment for their efforts that they want is to be closer to their God. On top of that, seeing people's lives change in a positive manner, because of what they did, is something that cannot be described.
This is Hard! The first thing that any new missionary will notice is that this work is not a walk in the park. These missionaries aren't simply giving speeches about the kingdom of God and then going to the next town. There is tough manual labor involved, long bus trips, hot weather, lack of electricity in some cases, and many other things. This work is not for the faint of heart, and should be thought out before any individual decides to become a missionary.
They Aren't A Fan Many new missionaries tend to think that no matter where they go, they will be accepted with open arms. This couldn't be further from the truth. Many of the areas in which missionaries find themselves in aren't receptive to what they have to say, or the deeds they try to do for them. These areas often times have their own beliefs and ideas, and think of missionaries as intruders trying to ruin their belief system. Although this may far from what you're trying to do, you have to see it from the viewpoint of the people in the area in which you're working. The key isn't to save everyone, but to be there for the ones who do.
All in all, missionary work is some of the hardest work that a person of God can find themselves in. If you're up for a challenge and want to serve your God, then perhaps the life and work of a missionary is for you. However, make sure you consider all the outcomes before deciding to become one.
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