How many people have you dismissed as a lost cause simply because of how they looked? Maybe a man with a bushy beard and hair in a pony tail, a woman with tattoos, or maybe someone in business attire. Our human tendency is to judge these stereotypes or prejudices we’ve developed over time and not […]
My 17-year-old son likes to wear a T-shirt that reads “everyday hero.” Many people aspire to be leaders, and we usually aspire to be the kind of leader exemplified by their heroes. As a missions executive, my hero is Betsy Stockton, the first single Protestant female missionary from America. She was an African American born a slave, who aspired to be a missionary at a time when it was socially impossible. Finally in 1823, the American Board agreed to send her to Maui if she went as a domestic helper.