When we talk about reaching others, in a sense we are talking about what most people would refer to as evangelism. This means actively trying to share the good news about what God has done through Jesus with the hope that people will respond to this news by repenting and following Jesus as King.
Minor League Baseball can breed this awkward team dynamic where everyone's individual pursuit of the Big Leagues secretly but not-so-secretly trumps the overall performance of the team.
The game of baseball is a temporary train ride where the conductor orders most of the passengers off the train before they reach their desired destination. I spent over twenty years of my life as a passenger on this train, but a few weeks ago, it became apparent to me that it was time to get off.
This past Friday I returned home from my third journey to a country in Central America that is capturing my heart. The weather always seems to be perfect, the scenic landscape is striking and the coffee is unmatched. However, it is the people that I have met along the way that continue to impress me and inspire me to keep coming back.
So I arrived back home late last night from my second missions trip to the great island and U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. Upon returning, I feel an urge to write a small reflection on my overall experience during my week there.