What images does mission bring to us? Young families heading out to new lives overseas, orphanages in developing countries, student campus missions around the world.
Great stuff. But we also need to think about the other end of the age spectrum.
While many developing countries have a younger population, Europe is ageing. From 2011-2060 over 65s will rise from 17.5 – 29.5% of the European population. That’s a huge and growing number of older people. It’s both a great challenge and an opportunity for mission.