Journal Entry #12 – I greatly appreciate Randal’s earlier post concerning “transparency.” This is such an important principle that I take personally and very seriously. It is also something I am having to adjust to in the mission field. Because there are so many fine brethren who are setting aside their own funds in order to support this mission effort, I feel a tremendous sense of duty to exhibit transparency with all my actions. I felt this responsibility first as a preaching student while attending Southwest School of Bible Studies. This time, however, I feel I have a greater responsibility to account for not only how mission money is spent, but how my time is spent, as well. I have never been subjected to this type of accountability before. The experience is providing me a little more understanding to verses like Revelation 20:12 and 2 Corinthians 8:21.