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It’s been a while since we first started on this adventure together….It’s been good and I’m thankful for this opportunity, but there are a few things I wish you had told me before I boarded that first plane. So I’m writing you this letter with the hope that the next person to join you will know some of these things beforehand. And that those already with you will know that they are not alone.”
Sometimes God works things out so that we can't take any of the credit or get any of the glory. In those times we realize our insignificance and God's greatness. We're reminded that we are here because of Him and not the other way around.
Finances were, in fact, one of the biggest hurdles I had to overcome before ‘taking the plunge’ and living by faith. It wasn’t the idea of living on very little that concerned me – I was fine with that! It was the idea of support raising and the rather large support target that did.
OMer Nicole shares how living in the middle east has deepened her understanding of God's word.
Reverse Culture Shock. Re-Entry. Transition. All terms for an elusive feeling that is difficult to define and even more difficult to explain. It's not easy. It's not simple. And it's definitely a process. So if you're in the midst of tough transition right now, here are a few tips for riding out the storm.
To be honest, the term missionary always TERRIFIED me. To me, being a missionary was synonymous with being perfect. And because missionaries were perfect, I thought I could never be one. Then God called me to join OM and move to Africa. Did that mean I was a missionary?
OMer Anja shares what she learned about teamwork and leadership, while she was cooking Chinese food with a multinational team.
In the second part of this two-part series, OMer Meredith shares her experience as a "third culture kid," growing up on the mission field and what she learned about embracing your cultural identity, as well as becoming part of the change you want to see in both your and your parents' cultures.