An American missionary and his family were returning from West Africa.
So that the children would not look conspicuous in homemade, native clothes, mother out-fitted them in the latest fashions from a Mail-Order Catalog.
But they soon betrayed their background!
As the family walked along the street in Paris, a stop-over on their homeward journey, the parents realized that everyone was staring at them.
Turning around, they discovered that the two little ones who trailed behind were casually walking along . . . . carrying their suitcases on their heads!
TGIF Daily Devotional
When does God call people to long-term missionary service?
* 21% were called as a result of a missions education service in their local church
* 20% felt God calling them after listening to missionary speakers
* 19% were called because of their own family's missions vision and conversations
* 10% heard God's call through reading missionary books
-- Terry Read, missionary and missions professor