Archive - January 7, 2014

Why We Do What We Do

Why We Do What We Do

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TEAM missionary Craig Querfeld visits a community development project in Arequipa, Peru. Craig shared a video with us that helped bring missions into a fresh perspective. Photo by Andy Olsen / TEAM

Sometimes the language we use to describe missions becomes so familiar that it loses its power to inspire. Craig Querfeld, a TEAM missionary in Peru (that’s him, above), recently put us on to a video that brings into fresh perspective why we do what we do. A couple of years ago, Peru’s agency for promoting its tourism and exports — called PromPerú — sent a film crew and some of the nation’s most famous celebrities to the small town of Peru, Nebraska, population 569. Their mission: To enlighten their fellow “Peruvians” about just what it means to be Peruvian. The…

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