Life’s Lessons on the Mission Field – Part I

I wanted to share some personal thoughts from these 5 years the Lord has allowed us to be missionaries here in Argentina. The next few blogs I will be posting will be specifically addressing “Life’s Lessons on the Mission Field”.

This first lesson is the freshest on my mind as well as a very recent incident that happened. Just days ago, on Saturday, Mindy was in the hospital because of the loss of our baby. To make the story brief, she was bleeding a lot and if they would not have taken her to surgery, she could of died. Most of the nurses and hospital workers were on vacation and/or out of the office. It seemed that no one was attending us and Mindy was getting worse and worse. I began to pray with her and then in my heart, “Lord, please let her live, I need her, I will be different, please give her back to me.” This big scare that happened, brings me to my first “Life’s Lessons on the Mission Field” – the need of your spouse. Continue reading “Life’s Lessons on the Mission Field – Part I”

15 Tips for Surviving on the field

The following was taken from Culture Shock: Dealing with Stress in Cross-Cultural Living by Myron Loss and thought it would be good to share.

  1. Set reasonable goals. Ps. 127:2
  1. Don’t take your job description too seriously – be people-oriented not task-oriented.
  1. Be committed to joy. Gal. 5:22 (Each day is a unique opportunity)
  1. Maintain good emotional health.
  1. Remember that you are human.
    • Physical – exercise, diet
    • Emotional – dependent on others
    • Intellectual – variety of books
    • Spiritual – love of God, study His characteristics (Lam. 3:21-26, 31-33)

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Steps to Take to Determine if God has Called You to the Mission Field

By Travis Snode –

  1. Pray and read God’s Word on a daily basis. God speaks to us and guides us through His Word. (Ps. 119:105)
  2. Read everything you can get your hands on about missions, missionaries, and the needs of the world.
  3. Get involved in the missions program of your local church through praying, giving, and soul-winning.
  4. Go hear every missionary preacher that you can. God may use preaching to clarify His calling in your life.
  5. Talk to your pastor. Letting him know how God is dealing with your heart and asking him to pray for you will help you and give you specific guidance.
  6. Involve yourself in the ministries of your local church. The training and experience that you receive will be the foundation for a lifetime of service.
  7. Go on a missions trip. There are many opportunities to do so through the VBM missions trips during the summer months. Contact us if you are interested in taking a missions trip.

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