Tuesday, January 07, 2014

When Missionaries Come off the Field

In my role, I have families who, for a variety of reasons, leave the field. My heart aches for them. I've recently had two families leave before they were finished with their term. A friend introduced this article to me with words that she wishes her church, friends, and family members had read such an article. She and her family left the field abruptly into the welcoming arms of one side of the family, as if they were the prodigal son returning, and to the huge disappointment of the other side. They were caught in the middle. 
What do you say to a family who has returned "home?" Here's the article with some helpful suggestions. One day I will have to leave. I hope it is for the reason of retirement, but nonetheless it will be a difficult transition full of emotion.
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