“Fast the very best and brightest of your church. Yes, send 100, but don’t send us the 100 biggest headaches of your church! Send us your sons and daughters. Send us your right hand man. Send us the people who will leave the biggest gaps in your ministry. Send us Paul and Barnabas– and see if God does not bless you by raising up another dozen Pauls and Barnabas’.”
–Michael Oh, “Missions as Fasting: The Forsaking of Things Present for the Global Exaltation of Christ,” delivered on February 4, 2009 at the Desiring God 2009 Conference for Pastors, http://www.desiringgod.org/ResourceLibrary/ConferenceMessages/ByDate/2009/3575_Missions_as_Fasting/ (accessed 7 February 2009).