Last night at our Boiler Room meeting we talked about mission. Some of our friends, Phil and Anna Evans (blog link to the right) are preparing to go to Skopje, Macedonia in January/March 2009. We spent the evening hearing from and praying for them. Then, towards the end, there was a call for all of us to be missional with our lives. Phil reminded us that the question is not, "Should I go?" but "Can I stay?"
I spent the end of the meeting crying. I already know the answer to that question for me. I can't stay, I have to go. But sometimes, although I am so close, I still feel really far away. My heart breaks for Ireland. It's been a while since I've cried about it, that used to be a regular occurrence. It's really reassuring for the tears to come back.
I was just reading Brian Heasely's blog (http://www.brianheasley.blogspot.com/) he's a leader in 24-7. And his post this morning was on mission. He made a list of places that he would like to see communities planted. Guess what was #1... Ireland. Apparently it's the least evangelized English speaking country in the world. I didn't know that. It's not that surprising.
I'm aching to go.