Tag Archives: Thriving Through Rest

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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Be Encouraged! Your Care Efforts Are Paying Off! (3.10)

Through the Life Impact staff effort, we continue to impact the lives of Christian workers.  Our goal is to strengthen them for their work as the Lord connects us together.  Here are some more examples of how your ministries are … Continue reading

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Do Missionaries Gain Benefit from an Oasis Visit? (3.9)

Our Life Impact staff all believe an Oasis Ministry is worth the time and effort, or we wouldn’t be doing it.  Here are some of the guest thank you notes that keep us motivated and moving forward: — Breathing New … Continue reading

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Do Places of Rest Make Any Difference? (3.8)

Does an Oasis Ministry make any difference in the lives of Missionaries?  Is it worth the donor investment in dollars and intercession, and all the energy we expend in carry this out?  It made a difference to these ONES.  These … Continue reading

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Imagine Mozambique Today Without Oasis Caregiving (3.4)

In the last post I shared Brenda Lange’s story and how an Oasis visit made a HUGE difference in her ability to go back to the field and carry on her work.  When I was getting her permission to put … Continue reading

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Lost Kingdom Impact Without Worker Care (3.3)

We should never underestimate the power of ONE.  How will God use the couple or single who visits our Oasis for some rest, processing, and retreat?  How will God use one of their children in another time and another generation? … Continue reading

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Stop Shooting Missionaries in the Foot! (2.12)

Dear Mission Leader and Supervisors,   Please hear this and let it be a “treatment check” to your operations with your precious staff . . . I realize there are two sides to every issue, but as mission leaders we … Continue reading

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Who Else Gets on the Plane to Head Home Early? (2.11)

Following my blog posts may give you the impression that the Missionary Organizational sector is the international realm where most attrition takes place.  The impression might be that missionaries are going out unprepared with weak personalities and constitutions.  Therefore they … Continue reading

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Case (2.10) – How Long Would You Put Up with Bombs, Kidnapping, Sexual Harrassment, etc?

Dear Mission Pastors and Outreach Committees,                           (www.LifeImpactMinistries.net) Do you ever ask the question, “Why should we do Missionary care?”  Past thinking has been that missionaries are very … Continue reading

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Case (8.3) — Pushing Your Church Care and Influence Out to the Field

Dear Mission Pastor and Outreach Committee Members,**                         (www.LifeImpactMinistries.net) How can you have essential conversations with your missionaries and provide care for them? David Lewis, CEO of Paracletos, a … Continue reading

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