`` Rosa Young : Life + Christ = Success?

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“ROSA YOUNG: LIFE + CHRIST = SUCCESS” Introduction It is presumed when the word “missionary” is mentioned, the person who it is referred to has taken a trip outside of their country of origin. By definition, a missionary is, “a person who is sent to a foreign country to do religious work (such as to convince people to join a religion or to help people who are sick, poor, etc.).” Although, the definition is both board and specific, what about those who served as a missionary in a country that at one time had been segregated by the color of race? An invisible line drawn across our Nation that kept those of race, social class and gender separated from doing Gods divine work. Most of us ignore or could not imagine that things of this nature would keep a person from completing Gods tasks. If by happenstance a woman of color overcame such adversities would it then encourage us as Christians to continue our efforts to advance the kingdom of God? The answer is unknown, however; the work of missionaries continues on. The work of a missionary can be summarized as one who is sent into a region (neighborhood, city, state or country) to engage in evangelism. One who promotes a ministry of service that educates in areas like literacy, social justice, health care and economic development. A calling by God that is referenced by many religious organizations as the Great Commission in the book of Matthew, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the

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