Recently I came across this real life story. I wanted to share it with you today and finish with a CHALLENGE. Enjoy!
A.W. Milne was a missionary toward the end of the 1800’s. He was part of a group of radical missionaries who history has dubbed – “One Way Missionaries.”
What these men and women of God did was pack all their belonging in a coffin, buy a one way plane ticket to wherever they felt called by God. Many parts of Africa and other places around the world was known in those days and many years after as the “missionary’s graveyard.” These men and women of God knew they would never return home when they decided to go to the mission field.
As for A. W. Milne, he Knew that most of the missionaries before him died a martyr’s death, still he accepted the call of God to minister to a tribe in the New Hebrides. Hebrides is a group of 500 island. There he lived for 35 years. God’s timing and favor had given him a break through among these people and there he enjoyed favor.
But A. W. Milne would never return home. After many years of fruitful labor for the Lord, he passed and was buried in the middle of the town. The inscription on his tombstone could not have been more clearer: “when he came there was no light, when he left there was no darkness.”*
Today I want to challenge you to become a 1-Way Missionary. It may or may not be to a foreign land, but the challenge remains: BECOME a 1-Way MISSIONARY, whether it is across the street or around the world. Either you a Missionary or a Mission Field!
What Will You Become!?!