Some people go on short-term mission trips thinking they are going to share the Gospel with a lot of people. Sometimes that happens. Other times, it does not. When you add a cross-cultural dimension to the trip, the further cross-cultural you go the more challenging it becomes to share the Gospel, unless of course you are already familiar with the language and culture you are serving in.
James B. served with Silk Road Catalyst this past June. He did receive opportunities to share the Gospel but learned that it was just as important for the students he was seeking to share with to believe that he cared about them. Why? If they did not believe he cared, they likely would not have listened to him. While not everyone we show care for will listen to the Gospel, nor do we wait months or years to open our mouths to proclaim the Gospel for the first time, showing we care about them is important in Gospel sharing.
As you read James' experience below, I hope it will encourage you to stay the course as you seek to be salt and light among the lost around you.
President, Silk Road Catalyst
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