Staying Strong in the Midst of Mammoth Challenges?

Keeping up our “inner strength” in the midst of the mammoth challenges cross-cultural workers face is a major issue for most of us.  The work is always in our face, early morning until late at night.  How do we keep strong in the midst of this reality?


Pat Stallings, harvest worker Mom and blogger in Asia, has given some insight into this issue from first-hand experience.  She writes . . .

This life is not for the faint of heart. We are called to God-sized assignments designed to impact eternity. We tackle the big stuff. This work is demanding, exhausting, overwhelming.

We live lives layered with transition, cumulative loss and grief. We are exposed to unfiltered injustice, abuse, poverty, heart wrenching circumstances up close and personal.

And we carry our groceries for blocks and make our dinner from scratch and spend half a day getting the wrong form signed.  (Read more . . .)


About Dave Grissen

David & Sheri Grissen spent 44 years in mission and humanitarian aid work. In 2003 they established Life Impact, a ministry of strengthening Christian workers in hosted centers, called Oases. Presently 12 Oases are functioning. In 2016 they started Fund The Ministry to help missionaries create new funding for their ministries. They have five married children and fifteen grandchildren.
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