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Preparing for home assignment

“Home assignment,” “home service,” “furlough,” or some other name: for most missionaries, periodic visits to their support base for face-to-face contact are a reality of life. Do we approach this portion of our missionary ministry […]

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What Is missionary success?

As we missionaries come to the end of a term and reflect on its ups and downs, we often wonder whether it has been a good term and if we have been successful. My wife […]

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Short or long?

Animated, even heated, discussions can erupt when missionaries talk about why they take long or short home assignments. How long you go on home assignment depends on why you take one. Other important factors include […]

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No man is an island

No man is an island.” You may think of the poem, song or film when you hear this phrase, but have you ever stopped to consider it? Do you think it is true? In my […]

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Looking back before moving ahead

Sometimes we never realize the emotions bottled up inside of us during our time on the mission field. Difficult cultural transitions and language barriers can force us to step out of our comfort zone, and […]

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A RAFT to end well

Home assignments involve transitions and consequently they are often stressful. But before our first home assignment, we attended a two-week pre-home assignment workshop run by OMF International, which encouraged, inspired and helped us to prepare. […]