Saturday, March 14, 2009

Couch Surfing for the gospel

Have you heard of couch surfing? Their motto is Participate in Creating a Better World, One Couch At A Time. It's basically a network of travellers from all over the world of people who are willing to offer a couch or bedroom for free to anyone passing through or visiting that area. So for example say you wanted to go to New York but couldn't afford the accomodation? You would just go to the website and see if there is anyone who is willing to let you sleep on their couch for a few days, or even longer.

I found out about it because my good friends Josh and Nay are doing it. They don't travel, but they open up their home to let travellers use their spare room. Through doing this they've been able to demonstrate Christlike hospitality and it has led to loads of gospel opportunities.

For Nay and Josh it's all about preparing for the future, as they plan to be missionaries in India to the myriad of travellers searching for 'sprituality' in their lives (Why India? Simple: The Beatles). They intend to be opening up their home for the rest of their lives for the sake of the gospel

What about you? Would you open up your house for travellers? how are you opening up your house for the gospel?

I know their example has put me to shame...

1 comment:

Dannii said...

I kinda did a bit of couch surfing in Japan... well a guy we met in a youth hostel was so he invited us to go to lunch with a couch surfer. You don't have to actually have a couch, you can also just arrange to meet with people.

I thought at the time it could be a good gospel opportunity, but never got around to it. Maybe I should sign up now!