Author Archives: Dave Grissen

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. www.LifeImpactMinistries.net. In 2016 they started Fund The Ministry to help missionaries create new funding for their ministries. www.FundTheMinistry.com. They have five married children and fifteen grandchildren.

Do Missionaries Actually Experience Stress?

When Sheri and I moved to Vienna to start our ministry behind the Iron Curtain in 1974, we had our first furlough four years later. I thought we had done a great job of adjusting to our cross-cultural work until … Continue reading

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Shame on You! Ever Hear That Before?

Many of you are working in ‘shame’ cultures where that method of treatment creates thinking patterns and modifies behavior. But even in cultures with other types of ethos, ‘sinful’ actions still create a ‘personal shame’ culture in the souls and … Continue reading

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How to Win the Battle Against Porn in 2018!

I happened to see a blog post today through Patheos on pornography use in the USA including Christians. Everybody struggles no matter what the religion. I want to pass this post on in case someone you know is struggling with … Continue reading

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Does Someone Visiting You Need Travel insurance?

Hope you are off to a good New Year in 2018 and we wish you a powerful year! Will you have visitors coming your way this next year? Or are you responsible for organizing international trips for others?

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Are You Thriving in Your Fundraising? (Follower Change)

As I age (73 at the moment) I find the connections in my mind allowing me to speak clearly and quickly are not working as well.  So public speaking is fast becoming obsolete. However writing is still going well for … Continue reading

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Clear Your Emotional Ministry Plate with a Debriefing!

When Sheri and I started Life Impact through our Oasis in Sunriver, Oregon, we always enjoyed doing Debriefs with our missionary guests. Often they didn’t realize that something negative and depressing was stuck in their emotional crawl.   Like a tire … Continue reading

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Are You Leveraging Your Fundraising Efforts!

As I write this, I’m sitting at a Toyota Garage getting our Avalon serviced.  Cars, Cars, Cars!  All around me, red, white blue, and black.  And what an amazing machine! The automobile demonstrates the power of leverage!   Every time … Continue reading

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Do Conditional Promises Negate God’s Grace?

Included here is an interesting discussion about God’s Grace and His conditional promises, written by Ron Bennett, Staff member with The Navigators.  He very clearly makes a good differentiation between the two and motivates us to take advantage of the … Continue reading

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Dreams Still Have an Impact

Today it seems our Lord is continuing to bring Mus lims to Himself through visions and dreams. Here is an exciting story illustrating that fact. (fr P I) A young Christian woman in a Muslim country was in a taxi … Continue reading

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Are You Stressed Out, or Stressless?

I want to introduce you to a good friend of mine, Bill Tell.  He’s worked with The Navigators all of his career, is a wonderful Bible teacher, and focuses much of his teaching on communicating about Grace. The Grace of … Continue reading

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