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Prioritize, Listen to Him

Listen to Him

Many voices – political, familial, medical, spiritual, social – vie for our attention and affection daily. While the input of the wise is essential, it cannot gain preeminence over THE Voice to whom we must desperately listen. As some grow, and others die in the cycle of life to which we’ve been given, let us rededicate ourselves to get beyond the elementary things of faith and do what we’ve been called to do.

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Sunshine and Shadow

Finding the balance of sunshine and shadow in all missionary service challenges each member of a family who serves in an overseas cultural context. Treasuring the important while maintaining the essential as illustrated by the disparity of the life led by the missionary and those with whom they serve that this update shares.

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Divergent Paths in Bondoukou

Diverging Roads

AWA LINK: Diverging Roads PDF Version: Anderson_Update_190928.PDF Diverging Roads Many students in high school read and get captured by Robert Frost’s poetry. Few of us understand the meaning beautifully expressed in The Road Not Taken when younger. Life experience develops understanding of the pregnant words: I shall be telling this

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Asking Myself the Right Questions About Becoming a Medical Missionary

Success is never something the Lord demands. Perhaps Mother Theresa defined the Lords perspective best. She said, “God does not require we be successful, only that we be faithful”. This is clearly the definition of success on the mission field, being faithful to the Lord’s call, following him in obedience, around the corner or around the world.

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Healing Belief

PDF Version: AWA_Update_190622.PDF Spirituality (i.e. individual practices) and religion (i.e. communal practices) influence health through pathways of behaviors, social support, psychology, and supernatural laws. – Oman & Thorensen, 2002 cited in The Influence of Religion on Health   Beloved, I pray that you prosper in all things and be in

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Choosing Where to Serve as a Medical Missionary: Finding the Right Fit

I have seen countless medical missionaries fail from different organizations because they landed a place that’s not a good fit. They land at a mission station where all attempts to thrive individually and/or as a family fail. They then revert to survival mode where it becomes difficult to sustain the joy in life or the joy in serving. It may take only a few months or sometimes a full three year term, but serving in a place that is not a good fit will inevitably wear people down and bring them home.

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