The wife and I just got back from a wonderful three days of family camp with all (yes all) of the IFB missionaries on our island of Hokkaido, a missionary wife from Australia, and a lovely missionary couple working in Mongolia! The total number of missionaries and MK's (missionary kids) was about 40, and a great time was had by all--with not one discouraging word or fuss. The fellowship was great, but my time with the man working in Mongolia got me thinking about pioneer missions. I am not talking about guys like me who follow in the footsteps of others, but those missionaries who go where no one has gone before, breaking new ground, maybe even having to translate the first Bible into the language. Such missionaries, the first into an area, used to be called "apostles" before the "advanced missiology" of the 20th century. I have an book about John Paton entitled, The Apostle to the New Hebrides. I have great admiration for such folk--"there were giants in the earth in those days." So I thought I'd make up a little test for us to see if we could be such a missionary. Good luck!