I’ve often been asked “How do I know I’ve been “called” to missions.” My answer: ” We are all called! ” But, for the sake of a more thorough and precise answer, I humbly submit the following…
You KNOW you are called to the mission field if:
20. You cruise the Internet looking for fonts that support your “native” language’s alphabet.
19. You feel you need to move after you’ve lived in the same place for a month.
18. You have a name in at least two different languages, and it’s not the same one.
17. You don’t think that two hours is a long sermon.
16. You forget and haggle with the Walmart checkout girl for a lower price.
15. You refer to gravel roads as highways.
14. Fitting 15 or more people into a car seems normal to you.
13. You know how to pack.
12. Your favorite cologne fragrances are “Skin so Soft” and citronella.
11. You sort your friends by continent.
10. You do your devotions in another language.
9. You slap someone for complaining in line at a fast FOOD joint.
8. You speak with authority on the subject of airline travel.
7. You can cut grass with a machete, but can’t start a lawnmower.
6. You watch nature documentaries, and think about how good that animal would taste if it were fried.
5. You consider a city 500 km away to be “very close”.
4. You have a time zone map next to your telephone.
3. You read National Geographic and recognize someone.
2. You speak two languages, but can’t spell in either.
1. You can’t answer the question, “Where do you call home?”
I hope that clears things up.