This post was originally published on A Life Overseas where it captured the interest of many missionaries – go and check it out the discussion! You can also follow the author Chris Lautsbaugh’s blog at No Super Heroes. This post is re-posted with permission.
Sometimes the stories we tell of those we minister to can become dangerous.
I’ve been at this missions thing for 23 years now. I’ve made a lot of mistakes.
I often reflect on things I did in the past and cringe. Hindsight is always 20/20, but perhaps others can learn from my mistakes.
One mistake centers around how I have reflected the stories of others to my own supporters and sending churches / organizations.