I heard someone once say that the indigenous missionary is the best missionary. I don’t know about ranking the abilities of missionaries, but I do believe that God has placed each and every one of us in exactly the position we are in right now. Whether you are currently working a tedious 9 to 5 job, in particular level of school or even in a life transition; God has appointed you to be a witness for Him in that specific area. In other words, he has appointed you to be His representative within your circle of influence (friends, family, co-workers).
Missionary Lee Rodgers is taking this principle to the youth of America. It’s no secret that the culture of today’s youth is in desperate need of positive change. Rodgers sees this as a perfect opportunity to rise up leaders for Christ among the youth. The intent is to establish a change in culture; for kids to stand firm in what they believe and to express it vocally with a missional approach. The ministry is called “youth alive” and according to Rodgers the core value is to develop missional students; students who live intentionally for Christ.
I believe as a Christian we are called to be environment changers, to be leaders in the initiative of changing the culture that surrounds us. We have all been placed in the positions we are in for a purpose; to represent and model the life changing power of Jesus Christ.