Child psychologists have discovered that infants do not have the ability to understand that something exists when they don’t see it. Put an object in front of them, and it exists; take it away, and it ceases to exist. There is no sense of object permanence.
It has been said that this generation has a lack of compassion permanence. Dangle a news report about a typhoon in the Philippines before them and they sit transfixed, their hearts “broken.” Change the channel and in their minds, the typhoon and its victims cease to exist.
|Final debrief session|
On July 31st, team members were challenged to take personal responsibility for finishing the Great Commission in this generation. Many of them responded. They made a decision that was life changing for them and for those without Christ.
We are now calling on them to continue on in commission permanence. That is, staying with their commitment as a World Christian long term. Keeping All Nations in view after the tearful emotions wear off; living a life of long obedience to His Great Commission.
|Waray Riverboat team (Philippines)|