I just supported Jamie, who is, in her own blog description, the world's very worst missionary. I noticed her blog last year and it was so refreshing to hear someone be HONEST and VULNERABLE about their mistakes and the mundane parts of their life – even the life of a missionary in Costa Rica, and her husband.
She needs some $$$$ and I really loved her honest and awkward appeal which included an admission of her foul mouth (not her mission agency's fault, she claims) and stories about strippers and crack whores and the lizard-in-the-undies stories that you dont normally get in a typical "Support my ministry" appeal.
I didn't send her much on paypal – just a little stingy token. But I know it will help. Its hard for missionaries to ask for money. In fact, we are sending out a letter really soon to those on our mailing list to thank them for their support and ask them again to help fund our work in 2011.
Last year these wonderful people helped us get into 25 countries to help support local missional entrepreneurs. This year we will are adding Asia to the schedule and some interesting countries that we can only talk about in our private emails with supporters.
But enough about me. Jamie, your blog rocks and we hope you keep on blogging your boring, pathetic, cruddy life! [heh heh]
Thanks for supporting Jamie, Andrew. She’s a friend (and an awesome blogger). I admire her courage and sincerity. Appreciate your posting this!