Benefits of Furlough (3 of 6) For the Missionary’s Wife and Children

Often men who are missionaries are very driven, very focused, and very diligent.  They thrive on overcoming obstacles and accomplishing things.  The idea of “abandoning the work” that they have “poured their heart and soul into” can seem horrible.  Why would they want to take a step back and go home? But often, the missionary’s […]

“Adopt-a-Missionary” Ministry Idea for You and Your Church

Several years ago, we implemented a programme at our church in Northern Ireland during our missions conference called “Adopt-a-Missionary.”  Though this idea was definitely not new to us, I wanted to pass along some information about the programme.  It might be something you would want to consider introducing to your church at your next conference […]

Benefits of Furlough (2 of 6) For the Missionary

1. Furlough allows the missionary to rest. God has created us to work but also to need to rest.  In the very beginning, God shows us the order of a 6 day work week and a day of rest.  The day of rest is not just about ceasing from labour but about spending time cultivating […]

Benefits of Furlough (1 of 6) Introduction

When I left for the mission field in June 2004, I was so excited to be on the field that I had no desire to return back to America.  Nearly nine years later, I still love being a missionary and definitely prefer to be on the field. So, you may ask, “Why did you take […]

Great Podcast: The Call of God by Austin Gardner

“‘Not called!’ did you say? ‘Not heard the call,’ I think you should say. Put your ear down to the Bible, and hear Him bid you go and pull sinners out of the fire of sin. Put your ear down to the burdened, agonized heart of humanity, and listen to its pitiful wail for help. […]

Guest Post by Teri Snode: “A Living Sacrifice”

My wife, Teri, wrote the following for her devotions recently, and I wanted to share with you her perspective on sacrificing for the Lord.  I am so thankful for my wife and her submission to God’s will for her life. Romans 12:1, “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present […]

Ideas for Ladies on How to Be a Blessing to Missionaries

Teri sent this list to me from a friend on Facebook who compiled a list of ways to be a blessing to missionaries.  The list was prepared to teach a Pastor’s Wives’ class in Bible College.  Maybe some of the ideas will help you.  Feel free to comment with other ideas you may have. BEING A BLESSING […]

Technology 101 for Missionaries – Part 3

Part 1 & Part 2 Facebook This is another great way to connect with people and for them to stay up to date with your ministry. On Facebook, you can share updates, send links to your blog/website, and connect with people. Facebook and twitter are great for helping drive traffic to your blog/website. I also […]

Technology 101 for Missionaries – Part 2

Click here to read part 1. Vonage We no longer use this service, but it was great for a long time.  Vonage allows you to have a virtual number that people can call.  We had a US number that our families in the US could call making it cheaper and easier for them to get […]

Technology 101 for Missionaries – Part 1

When I started out as a missionary, I began a process of learning and growing that will no doubt continue to the day I die.  One area about which I had alot to learn was in the realm of technology.  I think that every missionary/pastor should seriously using technology as much as he can.  Obviously, […]