Footwear Optional

A couple of weeks ago, one of our translation families was getting ready to go out to their village for a 3-4 month stay. We hosted them for Sunday dinner the day they left. Later we discovered that one of the kids had left his ONLY pair flip-flops at our house.

After the family got to the village we got a radio message asking us to please send the flip-flops out to the village sometime. “No big hurry,” we were told. He only needs them in time for the trip back to town on the ship in August!

For missionary kids in the tropics, shoes are very often optional!