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I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some. And this I do for the gospel's sake (1 Corinthians 9:22–23). He did not adapt for convenience or personal acceptance. Where the missionary's own culture unnecessarily hinders others from receiving the Gospel, he leaves it behind. The missionary adapts because he wants to influence. He crosses the Atlantic, not to make Americans but to make disciples of Jesus Christ. Where the missionary's own culture unnecessarily hinders others from receiving the Gospel, he leaves it behind. The missionary must also become God-oriented. Missionaries want to be liked as much as anyone. But if one's ministry is motived only by a desire to please people, he will certainly displease God. He crosses the Atlantic, not to make Americans but to make disciples of Jesus Christ. Consider these scenarios. At a village funeral when the goat is slaughtered in deference to the ancestors, what part should the missionary as the honored guest play? When applying the fourth time for car registration papers, does the missionary bring a gift? Particular jewelry and clothing items (or lack thereof) present problems of association and modesty. In each of these, David McCrum is a second generation missionary serving in South Africa with his wife, Julie, and their three children. Number 1, 2014 BIMI WORLD 25