By Erik Stapleton
I've been a missionary with Wycliffe Bible Translators on account that 1998. because 2003, i have been dwelling with my spouse, Michele, and our 4 childrens in a distant village on Tanna Island in Vanuatu, that's positioned within the South Pacific. we've got been operating with a bunch of devoted women and men who communicate a language referred to as “Nafe.” we've got accomplished the interpretation of the hot testomony of their language. How important it's been to determine God's note come alive in a minority language few humans realize or care approximately.
In "Practical feedback for Hopeful Missionaries" I proportion my very own tale with you, the younger, aspiring missionary. My hope is that you'll be inspired through my tale and are available to understand that, whereas long term missionary provider is frequently occasions tricky, it is not most unlikely. you are able to do it!
I commence the ebook via telling you the way I got here to Christ whereas serving within the U.S. Air strength. I clarify how I first took an interest in cross-cultural ministry and what it was once wish to get informed at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL. I percentage a section approximately Vanuatu and Tanna Island and take you thru my first yr abroad and the discouragement I felt at the moment. on the finish of every of those chapters, I provide sensible feedback that you should think of as you trip towards the challenge box. Getting abroad and flourishing is what i admire to work out in younger missionaries, and that's why I spend the second one 1/2 the booklet explaining ten axioms i feel are crucial so that you can comprehend and perform. i exploit own anecdotes from my very own ministry on Tanna to demonstrate how those axioms have helped me and my kinfolk flourish in a go cultural environment.