The (un?)spoken assumption in mission culture is “good” missionaries shouldn’t feel regret. But, does having regret imply I don’t have enough faith in God?
I was graduating from the spiritual desert of MIT and applying for an MD/PhD degree when God derailed that train and led me into the glamour-less world of missions mobilization. If the shock-and-awe responses I always get when telling my story are any indication, I’m apparently violating some unwritten Christian rule. Badly.