Seven Things I've Learned From Missionaries We’ve been thinking a good bit about missions and missionaries of late. This morning, we’ll hear from three women who have done various types of mission work in Cambodia and Thailand. Our youth group departs today for a weeklong mission trip to build two homes in Tijuana — you’ll get to hear about their efforts next Sunday. At Vacation Bible School this week, our kids learned that the correct answer to “Who is a missionary?” is “I am!” In two more weeks, one of our families will depart to work with the Made in the Streets ministry in Nairobi, Kenya.
I grew up in a missionary family. My parents worked in Athens, Greece for nearly eight years when I was in grade school. Growing up bilingual in a foreign land in which I was the outsider continues to impact how I do ministry. Today, I’d like to share seven things I’ve learned from missionaries through the years. May these insights provide food for thought as we engage in and support a wide variety of mission efforts.