Every Christian’s life is a mission. Every Christian is a missionary, whether to the far reaches of the globe, or to the little tousle-haired child sitting on Mama’s lap. Our mission is a bit unique, in that we travel as a family throughout the country.
Whether your mission field is the world, the country, or your own backyard, you have a mission field, which is why I love this sign we found above the door at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Yucaipa, California.
Of course, Prince of Peace had a little restriction on how you enter the mission field:
Pastor Mammil of Prince of Peace has a mission field in his own back yard. He is one of those rare people with a perpetual smile on his face, despite the hardships he witnesses and the hard work with which he serves his congregation.
With his Thursday night dinners, his food bank, and his genuine caring for people down on their luck, this man is making a mark in his mission field.
A lesson for us all: you are now entering the mission field…just use the right door.