Taking an honest look at missionary life and lifting the lid on some things missionaries feel unable to share with their support base

Taking an honest look at missionary life and lifting the lid on some things missionaries feel unable to share with their support base.

4 Things to Do When Your Ministry is in a Tunnel

4 Things to Do When Your Ministry is in a Tunnel

For those who are in ministry, it isn’t necessary to tell you that there are periods of time when you can feel that you are in a tunnel. We all feel that way at one time or another. Going through a tunnel does not need to be negative! In fact, there is much that we...

How to weather life’s storms.

How to weather life’s storms.

Stay-Fixed Life can be stormy; ministry brings plenty of storms too. When ships are out at sea and encounter a storm typically anchors are deployed to help with navigation and control. Anchors are interesting things. There are many types of anchors that are used...

Here am I. Send me!

Here am I. Send me!

DNA For most of my life, I have felt like missions have been a part of me. They are in my DNA. Just like the proverbial stick of rock, if you cut me down the middle ‘missions’ would be inscribed all the way through. Having talked to many others who have the same heart...

How Missionaries Handle the Distance

How Missionaries Handle the Distance

Missing Home Life abroad can be stressful. It isn't just dealing with things in a foreign culture or a foreign language that is challenging. It's hard when you 'miss' things that you feel you should be 'home' for. Missing Celebrations I have grown accustomed to...

Do missionaries lie?

So 'The honest missionary' sounds like a weird title for a blog. What am I saying? Do missionaries generally lie? Well,  missionaries wouldn't be very good missionaries with such a major character flaw, but missionaries do tend to omit details when writing...

Missionaries have melt downs too!

Missionaries have melt downs too!

The photo illustrates the way I normally am. I'm usually the glass half full personality type it might even be close to being full! So it is safe to say I am not a person who is given to having melt downs. Normally I can take what's thrown at me even if it's a lot....

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