Culturally insensitive missionaries of the past always draw attention, but they’re not the larger story. The cover story in the current issue of Christianity Today reveals missionaries’ work as “the single largest factor in ensuring the health of nations.”
Without effective reporting by and about past generations of missionaries, we wouldn’t have known this. What mission work today is changing a corner of the world for the better, and how are those stories being told? Are they being told at all?
If you’re a Christian with journalism training, you could be part of the answer.