Are you an aunt, uncle, grandma, grandpa, or parent of a missionary kid? This Valentine’s Day show your missionary kids some love in their love language.
In this last blog post, Harmony counters the myth that being single in missions means being alone.
“It takes a village to raise a child”. This African proverb communicates the necessity of healthy community for children. Much to the relief (and possibly consternation!) of parents, it takes more than a mom or a dad to raise a child.
When I was a missionary kid in Thailand, there were not many single missionaries serving there. These single missionaries, however, had a significant impact on my life. I felt this impact not only in the personal care they offered me in the moment, but also in their equipping me to face a culture that seems to put more expectation and value on marriage than singleness.
Searching for a “soul-mate” suddenly becomes a part-time job that brings insecurity whenever your efforts don’t produce results. Here’s why I’m content being single.
I can relate on a personal level with what these Third Culture Kids are experiencing. This gives me the opportunity to share the same message of love and belonging that God spoke to me.