This weekend I finished reading a book that was just recently released by a missionary serving in Papa New Guinea. I was first introduced to Chad Owens in 2008 when I was doing research on what it would look like to serve with a family overseas. I stumbled across this IT guy’s blog who had a good job and sold his stuff and took his wife and two kids to the other side of the world, he shares many of the details in the book.
He just had a book published and it was only $2.99 on Kindle so I thought I would help support his book and I was also curious about what he had to share with the interesting title.
As I’ve read his blog over the years I’ve seen some of the highs and a few of the lows; in case you don’t know missionaries don’t include all of the lows. But this book goes into many of the challenges, struggles and gives lots of insight into the world of missions.
I thought I would share just a few of the items I highlighted while reading this book.
Don’t get caught up thinking that you’re the end all be all in any ministry or job. You are replaceable. Your biggest asset is a willingness to be obedient. Your availability is not an obstacle for God.
The two greatest assets you can bring with you to the field are: a) a good attitude and b) flexibility.
Missionaries are the most resistant people in the world to change. Bronze statues are more amenable to change than many missionaries.
We live in a place with stories that will lift your soul, and break your spirits.
So what are you waiting for, get your own copy today! Why Missionaries Smell Funny is just one of the chapters in this book.
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