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.

Lessons from a Doctor on Missionary Stress

This is a post from Mark Bright, Medical Doctor in Madagascar on his journey from excitement to be working in a field hospital into the deep depression of a burn-out existence.  His journey and encouragements are instructive for any of … Continue reading

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Thoughts on George Muller’s Approach to Fundraising

When Missionaries start raising support, and asking people to give to their particular mission, they undoubtedly run across someone who says, “Why are you asking? You should do what George Muller did and simply pray in your funds.” Of course, … Continue reading

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Have You Thought About Personal Development in 2018?

Are you slugging it out in the trenches, doing your day-to-day responsibilities, and getting into a routine in life that prohibits you from outside stimulation and input?  STOP!  It’s time for a little personal development.  Doing this is one way … Continue reading

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Warning! Don’t Get Drugged Overseas!

There are a lot of personal security challenges out there today as you travel and live here and there around the globe.  Here’s another ‘threat’ of which to be aware.  This info comes from Greg Gulleson of “Good Neighbor Insurance” … Continue reading

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What Do Dutch Ships & KLM Have to do With Fundraising?

I’ve got a question for you if you are in the fundraising mode and living on donor support. Would you like to have more time for family and ministry and less time needed raising money?  Here’s how you can. According to … Continue reading

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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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