In 1985, American country music artist George Jones released “Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes”. The theme of the song is who will fill those musicians of days past.
In 1950 there were 100,000 missionaries worldwide. Since 1950 we have lost 1,000 missionaries per year. Only 50 per year since 1950 surrender to take their place. Do the math; we are not filling their shoes.
Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sac...rifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
I believe this is one of the many factors in why our world is in the shape that it is in! Will you fill their shoes? Where you are at, will you stand up and be counted for the glory of God? Or will you with the prophet in Isaiah 6:8 say, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me."