What is InterMission?
Three families banded together in 2006 to found a ministry that we pray will continue to expand through the hearts and lives of missionaries around the world. In 2012 another couple became a permanent part of the team. We are dedicated to helping fellow missionary families and invite others to join us. InterMission is committed to giving ourselves to the task of equipping, encouraging, preparing, and appreciating those who are at various stages in their own ministry endeavors.
The ministry is called InterMission because the term itself is so rich in meaning. The name describes people on mission who are interacting with one another. The term intermission in the context of a drama production refers to a break in the action. Between acts both audience and performers remove themselves from directly engaging in the drama for a period of time. Actors may spend this time resting as well as preparing for the next act. Members of the audience may use the break for refreshment and to process what they have witnessed up to that point. This time may also be used to think about, and perhaps even discuss what might come next.
From our perspective, an InterMission is a time for missionaries and their families to take a step out of the routine day to day action, and spend some highly impactful time with fellow missionaries who offer themselves, their resources, hearts and souls, for mutual edification and refreshing. This brief time away from the action can be useful for processing the past, evaluating and celebrating what God has done in our lives up to the present, and preparing for challenges yet to come.
InterMission speaks of the interrelatedness that all missionaries share. It hints that although mission efforts may undergo transition, and areas of focus and locations may change, the missionary’s heart is forever ablaze with the flame of God’s mission.
Our prayer is that participants will come to every InterMission with expectant hearts, anticipating not only to receive refreshment and encouragement from others, but also to give for the benefit of all.
BA, MA in Theology
Certificate & Specialization in Mandarin Chinese
Missionary in Taiwan 1967-1983
Writer and producer of Chinese language programs for World Christian Broadcasting since 1985
BA, M.Ed in Bible Education
Specializing in spiritual training and missionary families
Reared in Zimbabwe as a Third Culture Kid
Missionary in Zimbabwe 1976-78, 2004-2005
Missionary in South Africa 1978-1991
Currently serves with World Bible School 1991-present