What Missionaries Do

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Can my trade skills be used on the mission field?

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Missions is a wide open field. Missionaries are needed in nearly every aspect of life. Theology, schoolteachers, construction, accounting, development and business are just a few of the possibilities for missionaries.

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Do missionaries have to eat weird food?

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These are modern times that we live in and most missionaries are able to obtain similar fruits, vegetables, grains and meats as to what they are accustomed to eating at home and can prepare them as they wish. It is a delight to learn to prepare the foods as is customary to the people you … Learn More »

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Do all missionaries live in small remote villages?

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Most missionaries live in cities, either small or large metropolitan cities. The majority of people live in cities and the missionaries wish to reach people. Living in the city also makes it more conducive to do business and meet the needs of their children. They then commute in and out of remote places where they … Learn More »

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How often do missionaries go home for a visit?

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Traditionally, this was every three or four years. In modern times, missionaries typically travel home every 1-3 years. This is determined by financial needs, family needs and personal needs. New missionaries have to be approved by their to travel. The frequency and length of visits home for veteran missionaries is worked out with the field … Learn More »

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Are missionaries accountable to anyone?

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Yes. As Paul teaches, those who teach or lead have a higher accountability for their lives and for their work by the Holy Spirit. However, Go To Nations also provides a solid field structure with team leaders, national team coordinators, regional team leaders, and an executive team – all of which are highly involved in … Learn More »

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Do missionaries work all the time? Do they get vacations?

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Most missionaries do work too hard, but it is by choice. There is all the physical ministry work to be done, the administrative side of things, the planning that goes into the work, taking care of business in a foreign country (which usually takes more time than in the US), and missionaries have to maintain … Learn More »

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Are only those with preaching gifts missionaries?

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No, there are missionaries that do accounting, photography, children’s ministry, orphanage work, build bio-sand water filters, do business as missions, development work, and the list goes on and on. Missionaries do whatever gifting that God has given them to do to evangelize the lost, train up strong national leaders, build strong national churches, bring help … Learn More »