Missionary Stories

The Jesus Method in Action: A Martinican Woman in Madagascar

Based on an interview by Oscar Osindo, Associate Director, IWM For many, the opportunity to explore a culture different from their own means a two-week summer vacation spent eating local food, exploring tourist attractions and moving from one Airbnb to another. For Flavie Palin Claver, professor at Adventist University Zurcher, Madagascar, it meant a lot …

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From Third Culture Kid to GC President: Life Lessons for Missionary Families

Listening to the IWM podcast episode entitled “From Missionary Kid to GC President,” I was encouraged and inspired by the personal testimony and experiences shared by Pastor Ted Wilson. Like me, Pastor Wilson was a third culture kid, growing up and living in several countries. Pastor Wilson shared insightful stories from his childhood and adulthood, …

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I Am An Island: Can missionary women risk their hearts?

They love to take short-term trips over here…” a former co-worker and neighbor explained. He had moved from Indonesia to Singapore and was visiting after changing locations. Talking about Christians in his new host country, he continued,”…but when they’ve had enough, they retreat back home.” I tucked that comment in my back pocket and continued …

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