Category Archives: Thriving on Home-Leave

Telling Missionary Life Like It is . . .

When someone is sworn in as a witness in the USA judicial system, they raise their right hand and swear to “tell the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God.”  In Missions that’s tough to do … Continue reading

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How Can Churches Handle Transparency of Missionaries?

One characteristic of the “millennial generation” is there wonderful transparency,  authenticity, and honesty.  Today there are a number of great blogs out there from younger missionaries sharing their open insights and hearts about life in missions today.  Here’s one from … Continue reading

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Help Your Missionaries Physically

This is the 3rd in the series of helping your missionaries as a sending church, written by Dave Lewis, of Paracletos Ministries.  Again, some good information on bringing practical support to those you send.  This post relates to “Physical Help.”

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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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Help Your Missionaries Spiritually

I highlighted Tim & Lynn Westberg, and their Shelter Pines Oasis, recently.  Another Partner of ours is Dave and Irene Lewis, of the Baan Sa’bai Oasis in Indiana.  Dave writes a blog, Paracletos, for missionaries and mission churches.  In the … Continue reading

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Thrive on your Home Leave

Our first international experience was living in Vienna and traveling from there into Eastern Europe and Russia.  We hit the ground running in 1974 and also hit the adjustments — settling, learning to speak a foreign language, making new friends, … Continue reading

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