Advice for Aspiring Missionaries: Missionary Blog Carnival #3

by Jim on 9 February 2009

in Missionary Blog Carnival

Thinking of becoming a missionary?

The entries in this edition of the Missionary Blog Carnival totally exceeded my expectations.  I was amazed by the depth, thoughtfulness, and variety in these posts.  Thanks to everyone who entered!

This time I was asking for advice for people wanting to be missionaries.  The posts are below, and I’ve tried to put them in some vague order.  The ones at the beginning are more focused on people just starting to think about missions.  Then the posts focus more on people preparing to go, then advice for those already on the field.  We end with some summaries of the whole process.

Enjoy!

One note: some of you who entered didn’t send me the link to a specific blog post.  I can’t enter you in the carnival if I don’t have a post to link to.  So that may be why you sent something in, and yet aren’t listed above!

There’s so much variety above, but I did notice at least two themes running through many posts:

  1. We need the Lord, and we need each other.  The underlying importance of the community of believers (locally and around the world), and the importance of trusting the Lord, prayer, and studying God’s Word.
  2. DO something.  Several times the idea was expressed that we need to stop saying "Well, maybe someday I’ll…", and start just doing SOMETHING.

Thanks again for your entries!  Check out the Missionary Blog Carnival page for information on the next carnival!

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Bill Hutchison February 10, 2009 at 10:05 am

Thanks for putting this together for us. I look forward to participating in future blog carnivals with other missionaries here.

2 Kim February 14, 2009 at 5:59 pm

Wow! I really enjoyed reading this…and I as well as the blogger who commented above me, look forward to participating in future blog carnivals with other fellow missionaries. :)

3 kouakou ntsougan February 23, 2009 at 12:39 pm

i like mission and tis blog is vey interested ;please guide to benefict more from thises information

4 kouakou ntsougan February 23, 2009 at 12:41 pm

i enjoy te information from tis blog ,expecting in futur to participate more

5 ALEXANDER JOSEPH March 6, 2010 at 10:59 pm

PRAISE THE LORD

I AM VERY MUCH INTERESTED YOUR MINISTRY FOR LORD CHRIST JESUS,

AND VERY MUCH GLAD TO JOIN WITH YOU

IN CHRIST
ALEX

6 ANDREW WANYAMA March 12, 2010 at 2:16 am

Dear, Beloved in the Lord
I will be very glad when you consider me us a new missionary member
thank you for understanding and patient God bless you.

Yours in Christ,
Pst Andrew Wanyama
Moi’s Bridge Kenya.

7 Jeff Goins November 29, 2010 at 3:41 pm

Cool idea. Would love to be a part of the next blog carnival.

8 peter thuranira December 6, 2010 at 4:26 am

to be a missionary is not a matter of choise but it is a calling, its a must and no options available. the pain is the innability to start due to the innitial financial implication.all the same, God is faithful ever.

9 STANLY PHILIP VARGHESE October 5, 2011 at 7:42 am

GLORT TO GOD
Thanks for all ministry for developing and equping the society,and i also interest your serving mentality God bless this wonderful missionary work entire the world.

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