Many years ago I wrote a response to a report I read from the Southern Baptists – talking about their mission work in Scotland. To their credit they picked up on my article and used it. I often get asked about this article entitled ‘How Not To Be An American Missionary In Scotland” – so I am just reproducing a slightly updated version of it here.
“Over paid, over sexed and over here” was one common saying concerning the American GI’s during the Second World War. I doubt that this is the appropriate description for the growing number of American missionaries who are coming to Scotland today in order to take part in a different kind of warfare – the spiritual battle for Western Europe.
This is a subject dear to my heart – I have been involved with American missionaries for over twenty years and continue to encourage them…
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