​The Selective Servant

Where and when should we help others?


The Adventist Church is well known for its mission work. Academies, universities, and churches coordinate mission trips regularly. We have a student missionary program that sends college students all over the world for yearlong missions. As Adventist Christians we have a desire to serve, to change, and to prepare the world for Christ’s return. Yet sometimes I struggle with the intention behind our mission work. Are we being authentic in our service, or are we simply searching for our own blessing, our own recognition, when it fits into our busy schedules?

I will be the first to say that I …

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