I just went to my kids school for chapel. We had a missionary speaker. I will not say who or which group. I will not say any defining characteristics. I appreciate this man and what he does. It is valuable, and he is definitely serving God and to be honored for that.
But... please, please... we've grown past the age of the two and a half hour missionary slide show!!! You know, the one where you get the comments such as, "well, see that man who is only half in the picture? His brother, who is not here, ........"
And just because you put your slides in a computer and use power-point does not make it NOT a slide show!
Now, to all of you who will say, "but it was those that made me want to be a missionary.." I agree. I know. I am here too, after living through countless missionary presentations of slides and talk. But, technology has arrived, there are stories that can be told with expression, and less is more sometimes! I mean, we looked at no less than ten slides of butterflies...
Sorry - just venting here.. :-)
The kids were well-behaved, and I was proud of them.