Recently in a team meeting, I was reminded that rude gestures are NOT the same in different cultures.
Anthony said, "Just like Zacchaeus found his tree, I need to find my tree, so that Jesus can find me."
It's a big job -- learning someone else's language and culture so that we can speak to them clearly. Where does anyone begin? In NTM we know where to begin because we have consultants, and training, and helps in English. But what about the local churches whom we are assisting here in PNG, where do they start? Let me tell you a story which started this summer . . . .
The hot moist air that blasts us when we step off the plane, isn't foreign, it's a welcome home hug.