Posted by: macahajo | April 27, 2013

Pre-field Training

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Our family, outside of the ReachGlobal home-office in MN, before the training event began

Our whole family participated in ReachGlobal’s pre-field training event last week to help prepare and equip us for living and ministering overseas in a cross-cultural setting.

We gathered with others who participated in the on-line course that led up to this event, and we got to know them better during the eight-day training. Everyone has a different story with different backgrounds, experiences, gifts, and strengths. They are singles, grandparents, parents of college age children, and families with younger children. God is calling each one to different parts of the world like Africa, Costa Rica, France, Germany, and Thailand. And God is calling each one to different ministries like crisis-response, leadership, discipleship, communications, and church-planting.

Together, we dove into topics that would help prepare us for living and ministering cross-culturally… the heart of a missionary, family, spiritual warfare, personal retreat days, being coached, and women in missions – to name a few 🙂  ReachGlobal’s Equip staff who were responsible for organizing this event went above and beyond our expectations of what it would be like, especially for our children.  We all learned so much!

We’re so thankful to be a part of an organization like ReachGlobal. They are committed to healthy people working on healthy teams, training healthy leaders, to multiply healthy churches. And as such, they are developing trainings like this to better equip our whole family for serving overseas.

Part of the reason for this blog is to take you along on our journey as we prepare to go overseas and then when we are there. In the weeks ahead, we will give you a glimpse into some of the things that we learned during the Pre-field Training event. This might help you learn and understand a little of what we will experience when we move to Cameroon. And hopefully, it will help you know how to pray for us and for other missionaries who work in a cross-cultural setting.

Pre-field Training Group

April, 2013 Pre-field Training Group


Responses

  1. Great to hear about PFT. We’re so glad and thankful to be part of ReachGlobal too. Hope we can meet you guys soon. thanks for the inside view of the training.

    • Thanks for your comment. We hope that we can meet you guys soon too!
      We are praying for you & your family as you go on your vision trip to Cameroon.


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