“Information results in inspiration. To withhold information regarding either the work or the needs, is to deny God’s people the spiritual blessing that would otherwise be theirs. Moreover, untold thousands will never hear of the existence of many splendid efforts, unless we make known the work. We need the inspiration and blessing missionaries give through their work and needs. We are not all called to be a George Muller.
But then, besides telling the people, we must tell God. Prayer and missions go hand in hand. The greatest of all help in missionary work is that of intercession. We must advance on our knees. God had promised to answer prayer. If we are going to trust God, we must really trust Him. He is able to move in hearts of His people in answer to the prayer of faith and cause them to act on the information given, and contribute to the work.”
Oswald J. Smith, The Challenge of Missions, page 134-135