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.

We Grow Too Soon Old, and Too Late Smart!

It’s a fact that the longer we live the older we get! And it’s also a fact that we grow too soon old, and too late smart!  I’m wondering now that I’m 73 years old, how all of our lessons … Continue reading

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Missionary, Resource Yourself!

My friend, David Lewis, is the CEO of the Paracletos Ministry.  He and his wife, Irene, also host a wonderful Oasis in Indiana called, Baan S’abai.  Head over there sometime when you need some encouragement, reflection, rest, and coaching. Every … Continue reading

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Does It Pay to Complain?

Recently I heard this story . . . A young man who wanted some spiritual formation went to a monastery with a code of silence.  Once a year there would be a meeting with his mentor and he could say … Continue reading

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Free Resource Regarding TCK’s (Third Culture Kids)

Our missionary children face their own major challenges as they follow us back and forth to the fields of service.  I know because Sheri and I raised 5 of these TCKs.  All are doing well now as adults and have … Continue reading

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Missionary, Are You Suffering from Compassion Fatigue?

There are two types of people in the world:  Givers and Takers.  Missionaries are Givers!  We give and give and give some more. However staying on that side of the equation in life can lead to strain and stress and … Continue reading

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The Missional Heart of Missionary Care

Sheri and I got our start in Missionary Care in 2003, establishing our first Oasis in Oregon.  The Missionary Care enterprise, (special ways of caring for missionaries) however, had started some years before that.  Recently I received this article by … Continue reading

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Love-Hate Relationship with the Beatitudes?

Do you ever get tied up in your Christian life wondering how to balance God’s Grace with our responsibility to put in effort to live the Christian life? One Pastor said, “Justification is outside of us.  Sanctification is inside of … Continue reading

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What Do You Do If You Burn Out?

Bill Tell, and his wife, Sue, are friends of ours going back to College days! Hey, that’s a long time back, I guess we are almost life-long friends.

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Whatever You Do, Don’t Burn Out!

Going down in flames on the Mission Field at one time was a sign of total commitment to Christ and His cause.  Today most of us consider it a loss to the Great Commission enterprise.  T. J. Addington would agree … Continue reading

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Bloom Where We’re Planted!

Being servants where God has put us and being content to serve Him there, is the theme of this post from Mark Brewster, LI Staff Oasis Host in Lewiston, ID. “One of the dangers of living in our American consumer … Continue reading

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