2 Perils of the Missionary’s Pilgrimage

2 Perils of the Missionary’s Pilgrimage

Last week when I wrote about setting our hearts on pilgrimage, I couldn’t help but think about how the life of a missionary sets one on pilgrimage. A missionary journeys to foreign places to join God in his sacred work. It’s an arduous–passing through the...
Why missionaries are childish and ask for so much

Why missionaries are childish and ask for so much

“Do you think I can ask someone to take Jack to the airport?” A ride to the airport is usually no imposition because everything is close in Abilene, Texas. But a ride to the international airport is another story, because it means nearly 3 hours to the DFW airport....
A good question from a young missionary for “older Christians”

A good question from a young missionary for “older Christians”

Last week we visited Matt and Tish Harris, missionaries in Australia. Tish threw out a question that stuck with me. It‘s bothered me, actually, so I’m going to share it with you so it can bother you too. “Why are new missionary teams made up of young people? Sometimes...
3 things to pray for your kids on summer adventures

3 things to pray for your kids on summer adventures

Within a week we’ll be sending three of our boys in different directions for the summer. Two will go “woofing” in Wyoming and the other will go to Stellenbosch, South Africa for a sports ministry internship. No, I didn’t misspell roofing, it’s “woofing” – world wide...