What do you mean when you use the word missions?
The word "mission" or "missions" means different things in different contexts. For instance, NASA may have a mission to Mars, or the military may have a mission to Afghanistan.
But in our particular context, we mean a deliberate, organized, focused effort to proclaim the gospel to the world.
To quote John Stott:
The missionary [is] often caricatured as standing under a palm tree, wearing a pith helmet and declaiming the gospel to a group of ill-clad “natives” sitting respectfully around him on the ground. Thus the traditional image of the missionary [is] of the preacher, and a rather paternalistic kind of preacher at that. READ MORE.