ministry may be one of the most difficult kinds of ministry to grasp, and yet it can also be one of the most rewarding. Indeed, the crossing of an ocean for Christ often seems easier than crossing the mud puddle between our house and the neighbors'. Of course it is not, but the lure of doing something ''big" for God often blinds us to the "good" that can be done, and needs to be done, right in our neighborhoods. When Jesus reduced the entire law 'Of Moses to two priorities, the love of God and the love of neighbor, He was calling us to local ministry as well as a commitment to global outreach. Sometimes this involves crosscultural ministry."
Anderson, Paul N., "On Crossing Oceans and Mud Puddles" (1990). Faculty Publications - College of Christian Studies. 325.