Offering Yourself For Missions

Willing to Go

More than a century ago, a missionary meeting was held in the First Baptist church, Richmond, Virginia. When the offering for missions was taken, the people gave generously and sacrificially.

When the ushers were counting the offering, they found in one basket a card on which was written the word Myself. It was signed, "John Lewis Shuck."

The card was immediately carried to the pastor. With deep feeling he read it to the congregation.

John Lewis Shuck had heard God‘s call: "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?" and he had responded, "Here am I; send me" (Isa. 6:8). He was the first Southern Baptist missionary to go to China.

The gift which God wants most of all from us is the gift of self: "I seek not yours, but you." (2 Cor. 12:14)

(Taken from the newsletter of the Spurgeon Baptist Association of Churches,

Since not every Christian is able to go, those of us who are, indeed, able should ask the question, "Should I go?"