Welcome to Episode 179!
You are welcome to sit in as I (Jeff) have a conversation with Melanie, an International Worker with our denomination. Her husband was with the boys while her and I talked about what that "year off" is like for missionaries - AND - what it is like to visit churches while on "home assignment" or "furlough".
Jose and Melanie have two young boys, under 4, and she shares some insight for us small church pastors on what it's really like for this young family to change cultures and customs for that year, travel with small kids, visit in churches and homes, and for some - have the added pressure of raising additional financial support - something our international workers do not have to do.
Melanie let's you peek behind the curtain and gives you a front row seat for the "Family Furlough Show"!
I learned a lot from this conversation, and so will you, Pastor! It will help all of us minister to and serve better, the missionaries who travel through our churches.
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