Tag - Christian Missions

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When God Calls a Church Planter to Reach Refugees
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What You Need to Know Before Becoming a Missionary

When God Calls a Church Planter to Reach Refugees

Anne Ingram smiles with one of her refugee friends
Anne Ingram thought she was just going to Germany to plant a church, but God was preparing her for even more.

When Anne Ingram went looking for a way to connect with her German community, she didn’t expect to find it among a group of refugees.  TEAM missionary Anne and her husband, Jeff, moved to Dresden in late 2013 to plant a church. She would walk the streets near their home, asking God how she could reach out to their new neighbors. Right around the same time, the German government decided to open the nation’s borders to people displaced by war, poverty and violence in their own countries. The refugees poured in by the tens of thousands, from places like Eritrea,…

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What You Need to Know Before Becoming a Missionary

Two women sit and talk.
Missionary life is a constant learning experience, but it helps to learn from those who have gone before. Find out what these missionaries wish someone had told them before they went abroad!

Missionary life can be both a wild adventure and, at times, a struggle. But there is one thing for sure — being a missionary is a learning experience. Whether you’re getting ready to head to the field, or you have years of missionary experience, there is always more to learn. I talked with some of our missionaries about things they wish someone had told them before they went to the mission field. Find the right fit Just like with anything else, no missionary work will be all fun all the time. There is no such thing as a perfect fit….

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