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My life of adventure in missions

“Yet, the point is not so much that I have any special abilities, but that my story is a story of obedience to God,” shares Simon. “In fact, there are generations of other Christians who gave up their homeland to travel a worse road just to bring the message of hope and healing to other people.  I tell my story, because it is a story of how a simple act— one that is actually fun and enjoyable—can still lead to transformation.”

Embracing discomfort

“As I’ve stood in long immigration lines at airports or experienced lengthy delays, I’ve caught myself thinking about the impact of my attitude,” shared OMer Nicole. “When I’m impatient and annoyed, that’s what the people around me see—that’s how I’m representing my life as a Jesus follower.”

The ultimate home

“I was recently travelling by train through two countries, which meant a whole day of sitting on trains,” OMer Anja said. “There were many people coming and going on these trains, many people with whom you share space for a few minutes or hours, who you smile at or have some other kind of common courtesy interactions. But rarely do you talk more to the strangers around you, at least not in Europe.”

Don't think twice, it's alright: part II

"I realised that I needed the weekly worship, the fellowship, the accountability," OMer Andrew said. "When I signed up to do missions work, I figured being a traveling journalist would be easy, given that I’m just a little bit introverted (people who really know me and read this will laugh because honestly, I’m pretty much a hermit), and it’s not difficult for me to uproot and move around from place to place. 

And life on the road is easy for me, in that sense; but I didn’t realise how attached I’d become to my church in South Africa."