"When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?" he asked them. "You call me 'Teacher' and 'Lord,' and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another's feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.”” (John 13:12-15 NIV)

For most people, the act of serving and humility are acquired attitudes; these qualities are needed to be taught. Our Lord Jesus has set the example for us to follow: Let us serve God and His people.

Let us also teach the people to serve God and our fellow believers. As teachers, we follow the Rabbi's example; and as followers, we lead the way to the Lord. We teach and lead by example and in humility.

When we go as tentmakers/ESL-teachers to countries that do not have a missionary visa, we serve God and fulfill the Great Commission. The first step is to be credible (to teach). Only then can we have opportunities to share the Gospel (with wisdom!)

Who would ever want to go out of their way, mess up their routine, and inconvenience themselves for a time just to have opportunities to share God’s saving grace to a Bible-starved nation? They are those who follow the call to go into the entire world and make disciples of Christ.

There are short-term missions available to those who are willing and obedient.

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