November 2020

by Andrea Sears There are many things about living on the mission field that can influence the physical health of missionaries and their families. When the body does not cooperate, even the most simple of tasks can become difficult. Sickness can necessitate trips to the home country for treatment, or even permanent relocation to an […]

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by Michèle Phoenix My pastor got a car. His van was totaled in a wreck and, just as he and his wife were considering what it would take to finance a new vehicle, someone they know offered them a Volvo. This past Sunday, he spoke with awe in his voice about the miraculous provision for […]

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Stay Connected to God When You Move to the Field

by Amy Young on November 19, 2020

Digging through my memories and as I try to uncover what I anticipated church would look like when I moved to the field, I knew that my teammates and I wouldn’t often go to a public church. That’s about it. Looking back, I can see that I forgot to imagine what we would do for church. […]

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Questions about Going, and the Answering Thereof

by Craig Thompson on November 18, 2020

You can learn a lot by asking questions. You can learn a lot by answering them, too. Recently, a young couple came to my wife and me with a list of questions for us. They were trying to figure out how to respond to the stirrings they were feeling about ministry opportunities and wondering if […]

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The Expat Cookbook

by Rachel Pieh Jones on November 16, 2020

I made another cookbook and it is specially designed for us, for expatriates. I know we all have cookbooks and the internet and who needs another one. But this one is special. It is designed with us in mind. Expats. People who travel and move and go places and who love people on all sides of […]

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by Lauren Wells A couple years ago, my husband, myself, and our two kids traveled to the Midwest to visit family and attend the wedding of a good college-friend of ours. The wedding took place near where my husband and I both went to university, and this was my first time back to that place […]

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A Global Pandemic and Lives Interrupted

by Marilyn on November 8, 2020

In our house we have a saying. “Don’t speak while I’m interrupting!” Other people don’t find it quite as funny as we do. We are a family of interrupters, none worse than me and my husband. Sometimes I wonder if that statement is what God might say to me with a gentle grin as he […]

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I Never Thought I Would Miss the Spiders

by Amy Medina on November 1, 2020

Earlier this year, my kids and I were still in Tanzania, and while driving home, we stopped at a roadside fruit stand.  I asked for a huge bunch of bananas, handed the seller my money, and she passed the bananas through the window to my pre-teen son, sitting in the passenger seat. This was routine; […]

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