“On our part, a selfless devotion to the cause of God is necessary for the support, strengthening, and development of Holy Orthodoxy there, or at least that the earthly concerns be secondary. It is important and necessary to have not so much an increase of the workers in the vineyard of God in quantity, as to have good quality in the workers themselves as well as in their labor – for which a start, most likely, has been given, and Glory be to God for that!”
(St. Tikhon of Moscow on a vital element in missions)