Doesn't It Seem Like Hypocrisy to Do Foreign Mission-Work when There Are ...

@mythociate (15946)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
April 11, 2011 4:39pm CST
... Problems in Your Home-Country? Why? Why not?
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@Anitismo (229)
• Bahamas
14 Apr 11
Very but the thing is some people rather do the work outside their community, so they don't have to hear about it again or probably don't want other people knowing of their good deeds. So it pretty much how the person whose doing the deed looks at it.
@mythociate (15946)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
19 Apr 11
@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
12 Apr 11
I think you are right about that. Charity begins at home. While there may be more pressing problems people hear about in other places, there are times that people should look at what's going on right here. Most of the volunteer work I have done has been with the American Red Cross and it was involving local disaster response (single family fires and in state disasters such as hurricanes in NC). Although I have worked outside the country, it was not mission work. I think that if someone wants to help in another part of the world, they should do it, but they should also consider the needs at home.
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@mythociate (15946)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
12 Apr 11
And really, a lot of our personal problems are had because we DON'T spend time fixing others' problems
@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
11 Apr 11
hi mythociate yes indeed as we have a lot of starving children and adults in our own country. help those in need at home first before doing foreign missions.The nicest minister of a church I do not like works with people in need in his own state and county and he is a person to model after. A parishioner's car breaks dowm and the reverend helps to repair it thus saving his parishioner a ton of money, and he collects food to give to the poor in his own city not to a foreign country.Charity begins at home then spreads.
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@mythociate (15946)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
11 Apr 11
Amen! That's the way that Jesus Christ did it---not some 'Butterfly Effect'-way (do a little good deed on the other side of the world and hope it reflects back home), but more of a trickle-down method.