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”
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.
- Set reasonable goals. Ps. 127:2
- Don’t take your job description too seriously – be people-oriented not task-oriented.
- Be committed to joy. Gal. 5:22 (Each day is a unique opportunity)
- Maintain good emotional health.
- 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)
Continue reading “15 Tips for Surviving on the field”
By Travis Snode – www.intoallthworld.net
- Pray and read God’s Word on a daily basis. God speaks to us and guides us through His Word. (Ps. 119:105)
- Read everything you can get your hands on about missions, missionaries, and the needs of the world.
- Get involved in the missions program of your local church through praying, giving, and soul-winning.
- Go hear every missionary preacher that you can. God may use preaching to clarify His calling in your life.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Continue reading “Steps to Take to Determine if God has Called You to the Mission Field”