The westside part of Corpus Christi is arguably the worst, scariest part of town. You know what I'm talking about, every city has that place. It's the place where when you tell people where you're going they scrunch up their face and say "Ohh.....be REALLY careful, lock your doors, and don't be alone!" That's where my church is; right in the middle of the shootings, prostitution, drug deals, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
I don't believe God called us to stay in the safe parts of towns, comfortable where we are, fearful of what's going on around us. He hasn't given us a spirit of fear and timidity but of POWER and LOVE (see 2 Timothy 1:7). I'm not saying God wants us to be reckless and foolish with our actions; Safety and taking caution is important. My mom still doesn't even let me walk to my car by myself (but she doesn't let me do that anywhere). But still, God called us to be His hands and feet..
"For 'Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.' But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent?" That is why the Scriptures say, 'How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!'" -Romans 10:13-15
I know I've been sent. Not only to Greece, but to anywhere that doesn't know about the one and only God. That includes right down the highway into the middle of these hurting people that have become my friends. I think you've been sent too though. It might literally just be across the street or to your next door neighbor's house. There are people living in devastation even if they're not in "that" part of town. In fact, there are people living in a spiritual devastation that might have more material things than you. However, everyone needs Jesus. God is the only one who can take devastation and turn it into a new creation. He rescued us, made us new, and will continue to do so forever, because He loves us. I don't know about you but I can't not worship a God who gives so much FOR me and in comparison, asks so little of me. Isn't that the best example of love you've ever known? It definitely is for me. That's one of the reasons why I will do whatever He asks of me, as well as I can, for as long as He wants, with as little complaining and resistance as possible (I'm human, I know it's going to happen!).