The turn of a new year reminds us that change is inevitable, especially in the life of an overseas worker, and invites us to take a closer look at the topic of transition. In William Bridges’ helpful book Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes, he presents a simple way of looking at transitions:
“First there is an ending, then a beginning, and an important empty or fallow time in between.” (17)
Home is a tricky thing for overseas workers. As member care providers who walk with them, it can be a challenge for us as well.
“What makes a place home?” “Where do I fit?” “What does home mean when things are constantly changing?”
Something tells me we’re not the only ones asking these questions—especially during the holidays.
I’m sure you have heard many people talk about the concept of “six degrees of separation.” It is the idea that all living things in the world are six or even fewer steps away from each other. Our connectedness to one another is really not that far away, or in other words, the world is shrinking. This surely seems true in the world of global missions
In a few weeks we’ll be “connecting” at the 29th annual PTM Conference. It will be an opportunity to come together for a common purpose to be encouraged and also to be equipped to shepherd God’s global flock.
Welcome to the PTM blog! We are excited about this new form of communication, and hope it will not only whet your appetite for our conference in October, but also be a resource to you throughout the year.
In light of this year’s theme, Abide: Present in His Presence, some of us have been reading the book Abide in Christ by Andrew Murray*. Although it was written over 100 years ago, this month-long devotional, with daily reflections on Christ as the vine and believers as the branches, stirs the heart and the mind.
Enjoy this excerpt from Day 5—“As You Came to Him, by Faith”...