In a spiritual world of quick fixes and vague emotion, is it crazy to believe there is still a place for insights based on simple, basic, theological understanding. I believe it is worth exploring.
I have long term relationships with several missionaries and church planters. The church I used to attend hosts a missions conference once a year. That was a great encouragement to both the church and those we sent out.
But I have never met one with a performing monkey. ツ
To be honest I never have either. :) I wanted something so unusual I could not be seen as making fun of anyone I knew. A missions conference does seem to be a good approach.