June 7, 2014 § Leave a comment
Blog excerpt from Ryan Hammil:
On June 25th, our Global Urban Trek team will arrive in Thailand to live in a Bangkok slum for over a month. We will stay with a family, serve with the local church, and learn about urban poverty and what it means to do “incarnational” ministry. This term is taken from the Incarnation, the event in which God took on flesh and became human—Jesus’ birth. In the same way that God became like the people he wanted to reach, so incarnational missionaries become like the poor they want to reach. In what is essentially the textbook of the Global Urban Trek, Scott Bessenecker describes this missional incarnation as, “breaking out of the padding that separates and protects us from the harsh realities of poverty by embracing it voluntarily and stepping into relationship with the poor without the power dynamic that is normally present between the poor and nonpoor.”
One week left til the Trek begins.