When it comes to faith and being in mission, circumstances cut both ways. A positive event can adversely affect faith or strengthen it. Adverse circumstances can damage an individuals faith or deepen it. Listen to the Apostle Paul “I have worked much harder, been in prison more frequently, been flogged more severely, and been exposed to death again and again. Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one. Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was pelted with stones, three times I was shipwrecked, I spent a night and a day in the open sea, I have been constantly on the move. I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from bandits, in danger from my fellow Jews, in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city, in danger in the country, in danger at sea; and in danger from false believers. I have labored and toiled and have often gone without sleep; I have known hunger and thirst and have often gone without food; I have been cold and naked. In western Christianity in mission all we need to be concerned about is getting a rejection! Invite someone today to take a closer look at Christ and his church.