Monday, March 17, 2008

you don't have to be irish...

...to celebrate st. patrick's day. we've decided to use this yearly reminder to honor and dialog about the great impact of missionaries past and present who bring the message of reconciliation to those who are far away from God and far away from their homeland.

there is much legend and little fact about the famed "patrick", but what is certain is that patrick was not from ireland, he was actually enslaved there for 6 years. he went back home, but wrote he had a vision of the people asking him to "walk among us." he became a deacon and then bishop and returned then to ireland to bring the truth to a country where there were many counterfeits.

do you have a favorite missionary...biography, friend, website? please share today in honor of their life of sacrifice.

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