“We need to see present opportunities within the perspective of our lifelong ministry. Missing tomorrow’s meeting, which seems so crucial to us now, will most likely be forgotten five years from now. On the other hand, taking time to learn the language and visit with the people, which now seem to keep us from our work, may in retrospect be the most significant achievements of our early ministry.”
Paul G. Hiebert. Anthropological Insights for Missionaries (p. 86). Kindle Edition.