- What We Do
What does it mean to be a missionary? People have different ideas about life and work as a missionary. We want to explore a few common misconceptions so we can better understand what it means to follow God’s call to share the gospel throughout the world.
“My bucket is empty. I need a hug.”
“Thanks for putting a drop in my bucket when you said those nice words to me!”
Those phrases might not make sense to you, but at Nicaragua Christian Academy International (NCAI), our Circle of Friends groups are now keenly aware of the invisible buckets that float above our heads each day after spending a month on this theme, based on books by Carol McCloud.
Around 9 p.m., I stepped outside to enjoy the cooler evening air. Right on my heels was our dog Belle, her mouth holding a bright rubber ball.
After tossing Belle’s ball down our dead-end street a few times, I struck up a conversation with a guy from several houses down who was also enjoying the evening breeze. We had never met, but chatting about my well-behaved dog was an easy way in.
Resonate Global Mission missionaries Dawn and Eugene Michelson recently returned to North America after serving for 32 years among the Fulani in West Africa. After visiting churches who partnered with them in mission, they will officially retire in August 2019. Here is a reflection from Dawn on her experience returning to North America after serving abroad as a missionary.
“There are three main reasons families leave LCC International University,” said the guy interviewing us.
“One: They get tired of fundraising. If they don’t maintain a clear vision of the value of LCC’s mission and the importance of a support network to their ministry in this spiritually difficult place, they lose the motivation to play the double role of full-time professor and full-time fundraiser.