“…it was an act of consummate folly for anyone to proceed to the mission field without professional as well as theological training. He was convinced that as well as a good theological foundation missionaries needed training in cross-cultural communication, missionary anthropology, the history and theology of missions, world religions and contemporary issues. He believed the time had come to call a halt to the unsatisfactory procedure of sending out missionaries who were not adequately prepared. He stated, ‘We should do our very best to send out fully qualified missionaries. Anything else is unfair to the national churches and dishonoring to the Lord.”

David Harley, Preparing to Serve. Training for Cross Cultural Mission. (William Carey Library, Pasadena, California 1995) p 7

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  • Posted March 22, 2016 1:34 pm
    by Kason Bloom

    Great reminder that I need to be doing everything possible right now to get ready for the mission field!

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