This post represents an open discussion between missionaries and the local church. This does not come form a place of anger or bitterness. My goal to bring awareness.
We have two incredibly supportive churches behind us. When we share the concern and care these churches show to our family, our peers are stunned.
I have posted on the danger missionaries face when we feel entitled to the support of a local body. Today I would like to turn my focus to the second half of this relationship.
As a veteran of missions for over 20 years, here is my encouragement for the body of christ about their care of missionaries.
5 Ways the Local Church can serve a Missionary:
It’s often lonely on the mission field. I remember calling home collect in the middle of the night when I happened to find a phone. Now with technology, we literally are always available.