Written by Janine Alvarado. Original post appears here. Tonight my daughter came home with homework of fill-in-the-blank words, where they give you a picture and maybe a “letter” (or in our case, a syllable) or two as a hint. These assignments are new as she’s starting to advance in learning her hiragana. Some words I’ve just typed into the dictionary, and together we learn a new word. The problem is when… Read More »All the Things I Still Don’t Know
Every year we look forward to Orientation and Training Week, and this year was no exception! Last week was filled with worship, fellowship, fun, intensive training, relationship building, and of course, food! We had four people participate this year and we are excited to see where God leads them. Thank you to everyone who donated their time, talents, and gifts to help make this year’s orientation a success! If you… Read More »2021 Orientation & Training Week
There are many positive testimonies to what God did in 2020. Let’s not dwell on the negative. While many people look to a new year to bring hope and change, we can have that hope each day, when our confidence is in the Lord.
Over the last year, I’ve been reading a book about raising healthy TCKs (Third Culture Kids). There are some wonderful benefits to raising your kids overseas (like an expanded global worldview, outside-the-box thinkers, an intuitive ability to empathize, etc.). But there are also challenges that many TCKs tend to face and that doesn’t often surface until their adult years.
Recommended Reading: “Expectations and Burnout: Women Surviving the Great Commission,” by Sue Eenigenburg and Robynn Bliss
We know that unrealistic expectations can be a part of our lives, especially when we first go to the field. What we may not realize is that women may experience different expectations than men.
Every year, WIM mails a Christmas letter to raise funds for our precious missionaries. In past years, we hosted a one-night volunteer event to stuff the letters. However, due to the current pandemic, this year’s event will look a little different. Instead of stuffing the letters in one night, we are asking volunteers to choose a day and time that works best for them. This will ensure that we can adhere to social… Read More »Volunteers Needed to Help Stuff Christmas Letters
This year’s Orientation and Training week looked a lot different from previous years, but it was still a success! We moved the date back from June to July and implemented several safety measures, including masks and social distancing, to ensure the health of all who participated. We had eleven participants, which is one of our largest classes in a while! We are blessed that they graced us with their presence… Read More »July 2020 Orientation and Training Week