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The Many Jobs of a Missionary ~ Parent

A few years ago, a supporting pastor of our teammates came to visit their work. My teammate was teaching the women at our monthly ladies’ group that month; and after finishing her theological lesson, commenced a mini-lesson on proper table … Continue reading

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The Many Jobs of a Missionary ~ Shepherd

“Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches.” ~Paul What minister cannot relate to this verse? We may not relate to all of Paul’s list in the prior verses summarized … Continue reading

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The Many Jobs of a Missionary ~ Caterer

Whenever I tell my mom of my latest mass cooking endeavor, she gets a glint of glee in her voice (I would say, in her eye, but I can’t see her on the phone…) and asks triumphantly, “Oh, did they … Continue reading

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The Many Jobs of a Missionary~ Historian

Yesterday after church a teen girl asked me, “Do missionaries have to finish grade 12?” She has expressed interest in being a missionary, and I got the impression that she was hoping I’d say, “No! Missionaries? What education do we … Continue reading

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The Many Jobs of a Missionary ~ Septic Tank Builder?

OK, this one has a funny side to its madness. When we built our house in the village, we also had to build a septic tank. Most of the villagers have an outhouse, but we wanted indoor plumbing. You know, … Continue reading

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The Many Jobs of a Missionary ~ Undertaker

Sometimes missionaries find themselves in surreal positions, thinking to themselves, “I never thought I’d be doing this!” An extreme example of this facet of our job occurred this morning at 6:30 when my close friend in the village (Martha*) knocked … Continue reading

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