Proverbs 19:4 Wealth maketh many friends; But the poor is separated from his neighbour.
Wealth, money, riches, will make you friends. This is something the missionary has to be aware of on the field. If you live in a poor country then you will be even richer. You had enough money to fly over there. You need to know that they just might be liking your money more than they like you or the gospel. That calls us to a very careful handling of our money, our wealth.
People with money get and have more influence than they might should have. They might not use it correctly. They get used to getting things their way. They want control. Remember that as you go to the field. Do not let your money get to be a problem.
You see what the proverb says, if you are poor even your neighbor doesn’t like you. If you are rich they all do! Let’s love genuinely. Let’s be careful to really be a blessing and not seek to just have our own agenda!