We hear preaching. We hear lectures. We get moral dictates. But not so frequently do we hear the reflections of an old grandpa who actually heeded the call, was raised from obscurity, made the commitment, and proved what God has promised for centuries-that the joy that comes from knowing God lasts into the succeeding generations of your family and those families impacted even in faraway lands.
Dr. Clay Lifto's Just an Ordinary Guy: A Case for Short Term Missions is for Christians who fear discomfort and, like Moses (in Exodus 4:13), say, "Send somebody else!"; for those who believe biblical claims but remain sitting in comfortable pews, their greatest thrills the Sunday afternoon potlucks; for church folk who believe we should invest in buildings, not in people; and for those who have taken up the challenge of a missionary journey would like the encouragement and preparation from one who has traveled ahead of them.