Indiana’s most highly decorated World War II veteran does not want to talk about the horrible atrocities of war and his experiences in the jungles of the South Pacific. There he fought the enemy without relief, fresh clothing, or other normal comforts.
When pressed for more details, his comment is, “I am no hero.”
He continues to say, “The troops behind the lines, the quartermaster corp who brought us food and other supplies, they are the real heroes. Some of them gave their lives to help us.”
In the same way, missionaries in One Mission Society fight against the powers of darkness and evil forces on many fronts around the globe. There must be a supply line. They are not called quartermasters, rather the heroes behind the lines are called homeland missionaries. They provide finances, counseling, communications and literature, and short-term medical, construction, and prayer teams. They are the link to the individuals and churches who pray and financially give to our mission.
Where are the heroes? They are unseen behind the lines, working faithfully at computers, praying, and allowing our frontline missionaries to do what they have been called to.
Paul, our veteran, was led to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ at the OMS World Headquarters by one of the homeland missionaries. Paul, our Hoosier hero, is now behind the lines doing battle on his knees, loving his enemies into the kingdom.
By Warren Hardig, Men for Missions