Our Service

Parenting

Neale and Dalissa Bryan prepare to leave for Thailand with their children Ellie and Liam.

 In addition to normal challenges, missionaries face special issues with raising their children in cross-cultural situations.  We too are fathers and mothers who raised our children cross-culturally.  We have shared similar challenges and experiences.  We don’t pretend to have all the answers.  We can come alongside with a truly sympathetic ear and work together with combined wisdom and prayer.

Commitment to Our Children

How to Raise a Missionary Kid

Biblical Discipline

 

 

“A strong commitment to the Lord and to the Great Commission obscures husbands’ responsibilities to their wives and to their children.”  This is considered a compulsive behavior comparable to a workaholic behavior using the same escape mechanism.  The missionary “assumes that the wife and mother will be responsible for family development.  He has more important areas of responsibility.  Whether he does it consciously or not, he leaves the family, becomes a phantom father, and the family suffers the consequences, all in the name of serving the Lord” (Sensenig, EMQ 18, 1982).

 

 

“Family life education would seem to be a wise long-term investment for mission boards to make in their families.  Finding the balance between fulfilling God’s mandate to train one’s children and to preach the gospel is not easy, especially when faced with a foreign culture and seemingly endless demands on time and energy…. Missionary families must realize that, while their work is a God-given priority, the family is also a responsibility from God”  (Wrobbel, EMQ 26, 1990).

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News

Our next ReEntry InterMission is coming up soon: Oct. 6-7, 2017 at Memorial Road Church of Christ in Edmond, OK.

GLOBAL REUNION

The Global Reunion for 2017 will be July 24-28. It will be held Monday-Friday instead of over a weekend. Since numbers are getting so large, please remember to register early . Early Bird registration to save $25 each will be through  June 15. No registration will be taken after July 1. The TCK camp has expanded to include the whole family from ages 5 and up. Contact us if you have a younger one and need special arrangements. Each person needs to register individually so that we have the information for everyone.

 

InterNational InterMission: Nicaragua will host InterMission Central America April 3-7, 2017. Couples and families from Central America are welcome to apply for registration.