All tagged taking care of missionaries
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.
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.
There are days when I feel guilty for taking my kids away from their country and their family to live here in Central Asia. But it’s on these days that I need to remind myself that God loves my kids so much more than I do. He's called us here as a family. God is doing a work in my kids’ lives.
For yet another year, I will take up the challenge of thanking Him for the things I have, living a life that forgets the could-haves. Maybe this year, thankfulness will settle a bit deeper into my heart, and I will remember for a minute longer each day.
Recently, I was back in the States on home assignment, and I was struck by how many people were genuinely interested in providing on-going support and caring for me on the mission field but had no practical idea how to go about it. So, for all you wonderful people who have a heart for missions and missionaries but don't know how to help, this post is for you.