Solavei – Unlimited minutes, texts, and data for $49/mo.

If you are going to be on deputation or furlough, you may want to consider this new cell phone service with Solavei. I just heard of it today and thought I’d pass on the info. There is also the option of making money by having overs sign up through you. Since I am overseas, I am not using their network, thus not getting any income from this post. If you are paying more than $49 for your cell phone bill, this may be a good option for you. Check out the coverage area (which is important for missionaries traveling all over the country).

Having spent several short-term trips on the mission field, I have had the privilege of spending time with and gleaning wisdom from veteran missionaries. These “10 Commandments” for missionaries make up the body of advice that was given to me by Dr. Eric Chapman, a veteran missionary I had worked with in the past. He has been on the foreign mission field since 1993. Time has only solidified in my heart the veracity and gravity of these words of wisdom. These are in no particular order but all worth your reading.

Continue Reading...

During difficult economic times, it is inevitable for missionaries to feel the tight times, too. Whether it is loss of support or inflation of costs on the field, these types of challenges will and do come. Currently, the reality of sacrifice among believers for missionaries has become more evident. Instead of giving up luxury items in order to supply the need, some people have been giving up part of their necessities, such as food. With these sacrifices in mind, the missionary should also “bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ” (Gal. 6:2). Here are some practical considerations before buying tickets for an emergency furlough.

Continue Reading...

Generally speaking, the more informed you are about something, the more likely you are to make it through it. For example, if a pregnant woman expects pain, is aware of the cause, and keeps in the end result of it, she will more than likely go through the process easier than a woman who had no clue what was going on. Being informed does not dull the pain, but helps to keep one’s sanity through the difficulty. Culture shock is no exception. The more a missionary knows about it, the more likely they will be to come out on the right side in the end. The goal here is not to eliminate culture shock but to “reduce the voltage” of the shock.

Continue Reading...

Getting internet while traveling on deputation and furlough is becoming more accessible due to free wi-fi zones and internet on mobile phones, but there may be times when you you can’t find that free wi-fi connection and need an internet connection. If you are looking for having your internet with you wherever you go, consider going broadband. With a simple device that plugs into your computer, along with a monthly fee, you can take your internet with you on the road.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger... Continue Reading...