ReEntry Oklahoma October 2012
From being evacuated for safety reasons in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq, to waving goodbye to beloved islanders on Vanuatu, returned missionaries recounted their stories at the Reentry InterMission held at MRCC, October 19-20. These stories highlighted various experiences from 7 different countries, and yet in some ways the stories were remarkably the same. Missionaries share the common joys of winning souls to Christ and then the common sorrows of bidding their spiritual children in the faith farewell. In the great battle for men’s souls, our missionaries are soldiers of Christ on the front lines. These heroes often return wounded and in need of help and healing.
While the InterMission Ministry provided tools to help with the transition process, participants and facilitators were blessed with delicious steaming pots of soup, sandwiches, salads, and sweet treats provided by Memorial Road members to express love for missionaries and their work of spreading the Good News around the world. Representatives of the eldership and the Missions Committee came to meet and welcome the participants. We are continually grateful for Memorial Road’s part in providing our missionaries a warm place to find welcome, healing, and equipping for their next steps in living out God’s purpose.