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Our Preacher’s daughter is married to a missionary to Nauru. While their family was home on furlough, Christina spoke at one of our Joy Fellowship Ladies meetings. Her topic was “What Every Missionary Wish You Knew“, which included a list of things that we might not have considered concerning missionaries.
I found that list very interesting and it made me think, maybe others had not considered these things. So I created this PDF:
Christina also gave the following 6 suggestions on how to pray for your missionary wife
- Pray for her relationship with her Heavenly Father – Pray that she is a faithful student of the Bible and consistently applies what she has learned to her life.
- Pray for her relationship with her husband – Her husband is the only one who totally understands what she is going through (here on earth). If this relationship fails then their ministry fails too.
- Pray for her parenting – Her children are her mission field. Pray for patience, love, and wisdom in education. Also pray for handling cross-cultural issues concerning the children. In Christina’s case she is dealing with the American, Australian, and Nauruan cultural differences.
- Pray for her ministries – Pray for her heart in service not just her hand. Christina has all of the children during their AM Services. She also has to deal with young pregnancies and domestic violence among the people whom she is serving.
- Pray for her deputation/furlough – Pray for her sanity during all of the packing. unpacking, and ironing, irritability, and safety on the road.
- Pray for her emotions – Homesickness, children leaving home(graduating), and frustrations with the culture(laziness, unfaithful to church, lying), waiting to get things done, grocery shopping (unavailable items).
To better relate to what Christina is talking about here is a Nauru video presentation from their website mcgeorgemissions.info
nauru video final from Christopher Jaquess on Vimeo.
I hope you found this helpful and informative. If you have anything to add or thoughts on this subject please leave a comment below 🙂