Category Archives: Thriving in Transition

Transition: A Place to Belong

While on the mission field, it seemed like we were continually in a transition of some sort.  Moving into or out of a different house.  Developing a new ministry or leaving one.  Heading home for a furlough or coming back.  … Continue reading

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Transitions — a Jigsaw Puzzle?

For Cross-Cultural workers transitions are a continual reality of life.  Sheri and I have lived in over 22 houses in our career and had many other types of transitions as well.  Making many of these with five kids in tow, … Continue reading

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How One Missionary Mother Handled Transition

A few years after we started the 1st Life Impact Oasis in Sunriver, Oregon, a missionary wife and mother, Denele Ivins, came to our Oasis for a personal Retreat.  She was in a major transition from mission field back into … Continue reading

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Do Cross-Cultural Challenges Sneak Up on You?

When we head out to live in another country, we have certain perceptions of how things will go.  Cultural adaptation won’t be so hard for us!  Then we live there for awhile, and things sneak up on us that have … Continue reading

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Younger Caregivers Needed to Minister to the Millennials

While at a Pastors-to-Missionary Conference a few years ago, the question was asked, “How many of you caregivers attending this event are under 50 years of age?”  of the 80 of us in the room about six hands went up.

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Help Your Missionaries Emotionally

This is the second “Guest Post” by Dave Lewis, of Paracletos Ministries, taken from his Blog.  In this series he’s dealing with how a local church can help their returning missionaries in practical ways.  Here are some excellent suggestions

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How Do You Know an Oasis Visit Would Benefit You? (3.11)

Guest Post by a Worn Out Missionary  (used by permission) “My hands gripped the steering wheel as my mini-van cut through the ranch-strewn countryside of eastern Oregon.  I was escaping to a retreat center for missionaries — an Oasis in … Continue reading

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