Most North Americans have heard of Timbuktu, but even if they think it’s more real than legendary they usually can’t find it on the map. Fewer are likely to be able to tell how to find Abidjan, where the newest Mission to the World church planting team is being established.
Every young person goes through certain “rites of passage” before reaching maturity. If Mission to the World realizes a goal it has just set, every PCA young person will have some kind of missions exposure before “growing up and settling down.”
Now we are at a unique moment, a “kairos.” That Greek word, poorly translated into English as just “time,” is packed with meaning. It’s more like “ripeness” or a strategic opportunity. We face tremendous possibilities now in the PCA.
Elevators, by design, are supposed to be quiet, dependable, and efficient. They attract little attention until they fail to perform as expected. Richard H. Ellingsworth doesn’t attract much attention, and those who know him well describe him as quiet, dependable, and efficient.