What does it take to be a cross cultural ambassador of Jesus Christ (ie, a missionary)? Are there some common traits that a person must have who is compelled to cross land and sea for the sake of the Gospel? Over the next few posts, I will expand on a few that Thomas Hale has mentioned in his book “On Being A Missionary.” I will relate how God has been working in me in each of these areas throughout my preparation.
Here are the top 9 in no specific order:
4. Zeal for Sharing the Gospel
5. Ability to Get Along With Others
6. Emotional Stability
8. Spiritual Maturity
9. A Spirit Filled Life
10. A Sense of Humor (my addition)
Is there any other trait that you feel might be important? Which one stands out the most to you? Why?