Some churches are so focused on overseas missions that they miss the mission field in their own backyard. Jesus said we’d be his witnesses at home as well as abroad.

QUOTE: Oswald Smith "The light that shines farthest shines brightest near home"

Churches so focused on overseas they neglected their own mission - declined and closed!

Acts 1:8 You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.

Interpreted culturally - family/friends, others like us, other sub-cultures, cross cultural

We do not have to choose between local and global, Jesus said we would do both

How can we be missionaries (a missionary church) in our own backyard?