Tag Archives: encouragement for missionaries

The Racist Missionary

Jonah is an anomaly. His book is unique among the prophets because it is entirely autobiographical. He did not desire the incredible ministry successes he experienced. God took the initiative to show His grace to the Assyrians by sending them … Continue reading

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The Most Undesired Ministry Success Ever

Soon after thinking about a summary of Noah’s ministry, I recalled a sermon my husband preached at a supporting church on the book of Jonah. We had fun contrasting the two “ministries.” Noah Mission field: the very wicked people of … Continue reading

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The Most Successful Ministry Failure Ever

When Seth and I were seeking counsel on whether or not to return to our suddenly-shockingly dangerous mission field, one counselor made some pithy statements that stuck with me; and I’ve ruminated on them since. That meeting was quite humbling, … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to the Missionary (Woman) Quitter

When criminals entered our home last December 2nd and attacked our family, our lives changed completely. The obvious, immediate question after the crisis was, “Do we quit being missionaries?” It was an excruciating question to work through, partially because it … Continue reading

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Little Miracles for the Meyers

It’s time for some good news from the Meyers family! Our little Meyers Miracle Number Five will be arriving mid-August. I don’t use the word miracle lightly. I consider three of our five children to be miracle babies. Indeed, every … Continue reading

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Saved by the Mud

I mentioned that rainy season was about to begin here, and last Sunday that was proven correct in classic style. It was raining hard for the second day in a row with a chilly wind. Rainy days are always low … Continue reading

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“And in Nothing Terrified”

A few months ago when we celebrated 10 years in Africa, I mentioned that I would share some verses that have encouraged us to keep going in ministry, even when outward results seem unimpressive. I have since shared one passage … Continue reading

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