missionary going home

Big Changes Coming for Intermissionary - Part One

Big Changes Coming for Intermissionary - Part One

First, the most consistent pain we observe among the people we work with, is the crushing loneliness and loss they experience after leaving the field. “I miss my community” is the most frequent comment we hear.

The second thing is, when people have to choose between rent and a debriefing retreat, they choose rent. Financial pressure is a thing. We get it.

So we’re changing our model…

How to Help Your Missionary Come "Home"

How to Help Your Missionary Come "Home"

You might not understand why a trip to Walmart makes your missionary a little sick. You probably won't understand why they are crying so much, especially since they are FINALLY reunited with their family and friends. It might confuse you when they stop mid-sentence and quit trying to explain something. 

Hang in there with them. Help them by curiously and gently asking things like:

What's upsetting about that for you? 

How did that make you feel?

That seems super important to you. Can you help me understand why?

What was that like?