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What is the Pre-Field Stage?

If you are preparing for or interested in cross-cultural mission, training is essential to ease your transition into a new place. Our partners have learned valuable lessons in the field the hard way and share their wisdom in our courses.

This is the preparation period, which can take a long time! The objective is to seek confirmation of your call and take steps to be endorsed via a local church or agency. Depending on the method of sending there might need to be a support-raising period – on the field you will need spiritual ‘covering’, financial and prayer support and much else.

Talk with family, friends, leaders, mentors, advisers and above all PRAY for the Holy Spirit’s leading and timing for the way forward.


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June 23, 2021

Clueless by Jacqueline Scott

This post originally appeared on A Life Overseas. It is reproduced here with the permission of the author. When we head into another culture to live among the local people, our hope is to understand them at least enough to become someone they will listen to. But the reality is that we are clueless, especially […]
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April 14, 2021

Interview with Katie Chen

After being baptised at only 5 years old, Katie felt a clear calling to serve in Asia in her late teens and ended up in Taiwan doing her masters. During this time, she put down roots with a local church, starting a prayer room in her house with some friends [...]
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February 4, 2021

Interview with Grant & Jean

Grant and Jean are missionaries from South Africa. In this interview, they share their journey leading to mission work in China, what it was like to have and raise children in a brand new culture. They tell us about continuing to seek the Lord's will throughout their life in mission.   They challenge us not […]
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January 20, 2021

Interview with Lydia David

Lydia David is a missionary who has worked in China & Turkey. She worked as an occupational therapist before she was called to serve in China, where she ended up living and working for five years before moving to Canada. A remarkable chain of signs (including a famous shark!) indicated a new calling that led […]
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January 11, 2021

The World on Our Doorstep

Covid has upturned us, the world is changing around our ears, and the thought of going out on missions is probably far from anyone’s mind. But here is some food for thought for 2021. Two recent interviewees Jen Bishop and Pete Askew) have given a perspective that God has already brought the nations to us! […]
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December 16, 2020

Interview with Simon Guillebaud

Christine Paterson Interviews founder of Great lakes Outreach Simon Guillebaud, who has dedicated most of his life to the nation of Burundi. Simon tells the story of his journey to faith and his remarkable early experiences as a young missionary - expecting to die for the gospel.
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