The term "Mission or Missionary" oft times automatically categorizes in our mind a singular perception.
That being; Preachers and Teachers " are only the only ones to accept their "Calling" to fulfill the responsibilities of remote or foreign evangelism. This perceived thought isolates and gives excuse to many "God Gifted and Talented " people.
I'll admit, to enjoy God’s presence in our local churches and feel the anointing of the "Holy Ghost' is
certainly awesome. Then I realize Paul speaking in (Acts20:34-35) "Yea, Ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me. I have shewed you all things, how that so laboring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how He said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive."
The Bible is filled with many great personalities of men and women who gave of themselves to build walls, dig wells, feed prophets, and secure the safety for the men of God. They were men of strength, women of integrity, who fought valiantly for the cause. Most of which never penned a letter, or gave an oratory message, yet experienced, the presence and actions of "The Almighty God". Why? Because they used what God gave them, for others!
God gave men abilities of trades and talents to be used for the kingdom just as Preachers and Teachers. To believe otherwise would be foolish. Don't just bury, your talent or trade in your own backyard just to give back to the Lord of the servants. On return his lord called the servant "Wicked and Slothful"
We need to look beyond our walls and not just imagine but experience the multitude of "Mission Avenues" and not miss out on being the "More Blessed". I ask you, what are your abilities? Are they buried at home? Broaden your borders, live the challenge. Your help is always needed.