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02/14/09
I like the way that your MC grapples with a very real issue in missionary support, one that's often overlooked. I serve as a missionary in Africa and I think that certainly on some occasions people would have been better off sending the money they spent on air fares and staying at home. In this way they could have given employment to local skilled men and women and got the same job done at a fraction of the cost. But this is not universally true - it stands or falls on the attitude of the individual. Where a foreign visitor will embrace the local culture and share his heart and soul with the local people, then that sense of oneness in Christ is worth more than any money. And this is of course the outcome that you have sought to express in your story.
02/14/09
Very interesting--I'd never considered that question. I thought the first part of this, with the rushing around and the doubt, was very well written.
02/20/09
Hi Charlene. Just wanted to leave a quick note to let you know your entry "Me or The Money?" actually did very well in the South America Challenge. Although you didn't receive an award, you made it into the Highest Rankings for Level 1, placing 11th in Level 1. Competition in this level is always very intense, so well done.

If you'd like to check the highest rankings for yourself, you can find them here:
http://www.faithwriters.com/Boards/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=24421

The highest rankings are posted every Thursday evening on the Message Boards.

You definitely deserve a pat on the back. Well done. With love, Deb (Challenge Coordinator)