You have heard the expression, “things are not what they use to be.” This certainly is true of mission work today. This week we came across some friends whose parents were missionaries in Nigeria for several decades. Our friends said that their parents had to take everything from the UK to Nigeria to last for 3 years. They had to take three years’ worth of Christmas and birthday presents. They had to take all types and sizes of clothing and shoes because they did not know how fast the children would grow. They did not know whether the letters they sent reached home; when they did, there were several months before they received any replies. Medical care was almost nonexistent … ; and the list goes on and on. So what has changed?