Dinesh Chand, from Forefront Mission, came and spoke briefly at our church on Wednesday evening. He is a missionary in India with his wife, Rachel, and their four children. Dinesh said something that really struck home for me.
Dinesh said that it was his goal to have a church within THIRTY minutes walk of everyone in the area where he’s a missionary.
Before church, it was getting close to 5 PM, I realized that I didn’t want to walk the approximately FOUR minutes to my parent’s apartment to catch a ride with them to church. Instead, I texted my dad and told him that I’d love him forever ( 🙂 ) if he’d come and pick me up. And he did.
It wasn’t that I didn’t want to go to church; I love going to church and can’t imagine missing service. It made me think about the people that have to WALK MORE THAN THIRTY MINUTES to get to church.
I felt ashamed of myself.