Today is St. Patrick’s Day, so wear green or get pinched. You may recall my crusade to use this day to honor ALL missionaries. Those of us of European descent had ancestors who also were brought to faith by missionaries no less than our fellow Christians in Africa, Asia, South America, and the rest of the world. So lift a glass to St. Patrick who brought the faith to Ireland. And lift a glass to St. Augustine of Canterbury who converted the English. And lift another glass to St. Boniface who converted the Germans by cutting down the Tree of Thor without getting hammered. You might get hammered if you lift a glass to all of the missionaries who deserve our thanks. Those would include St. William Carey of India, St. James Hudson Taylor of China, St. Jim Elliot of Bolivia, and many more, including those who are bringing the gospel to people all over the world today.
Name the missionaries you know and support, and let us all pray for them today.