“It’s not safe!” some protest. “You could get mugged, kidnapped or even killed!” Since when does missionary work not involved risk? Since when should risk be a deterrent to following the Lord?
FIM missionaries in politically unstable areas are very aware of the risk. On December 9, 2014, Cephas & Nguhemen Tushima wrote, “If this continues this way, it will no longer be a matter of if, but when the Islamist fighters will reach us where we are again.” Two days later, a bomb was detonated in the city where the Tushimas live and minister, killing at least 31 people. The Tushimas and those they minister with are fine.
People take risk all the time just for fun. Taking wise risk for the sake of Christ is not foolish. John Piper wrote, “There are a thousand ways to magnify Christ in life and death. None should be scorned. All are important. But none makes the worth of Christ shine more brightly than sacrificial love for other people in the name of Jesus.”