Pain and Glory at Christmas

Pain and Glory at Christmas

Christmas is about the most glorious season in the year, but it can be the least glorious and the most painful if we are far from all that has made it wonderful for us in the past. One missionary shares what she has learned about celebrating Christmas, wherever in the world God has put her.

Why I Don’t Talk about My Vacation

Why I Don’t Talk about My Vacation

If you are a global worker (or any ministry worker), it may seem that it is not OK to spend money on vacation. Vacation is something ministry people don’t take very often, and when they do, they worry about what people will think. Vacationing in a place like this with a gorgeous beach is a dirty little secret that you can only indulge in if someone else is paying the bill. If global workers don’t take vacations, though, it’s disastrous. The pressure of living cross-culturally, thinking and working in another language, living with constant ambiguity, often working in circumstances where they have to somewhat “hide” their Kingdom goals, is highly stressful.