Indigenous gospel work is often more effective because there are fewer difficulties in ministry than when trying to overcome differences in background, race, language and culture. Partnership with an indigenous gospel worker is far more economically viable than sending a cross-cultural mission partner.
However, most British people would prefer to partner with a British mission worker. This means that most ‘mission money’ is spent in the least economically effective way. For the price of one British missionary couple working overseas, ten locals (or more!) could be doing the work.
We long to see this balance redressed, and God’s resources put to best possible use for his glory!