Are you feeling led to serve in God's mission overseas? This can be a daunting and exciting prospect. But where do you start? Here are some tips to help you prepare for this journey
1. Share Your Calling
The first step is to share your calling with someone you trust. Find a Christian friend or mentor who will support you and pray with you as you seek God's leading.
2. Serve in Your Local Church
Most mission work requires public speaking, planning, and organization skills. Start by serving in your local church to develop these skills. Be willing to step out of your comfort zone and do what is necessary to gain experience.
3. Practice Hospitality
Develop a curiosity about other cultures and study how different cultures express honor and shame, communicate with each other, and see the world. Practice hospitality by looking out for newcomers to your church, especially those from different cultures.
4. Support Your Church's Mission Program
Find out how you can support the mission program in your church. Volunteer your time and effort by organizing mission events or prayer meetings. If your church is not currently supporting overseas mission, get in touch with APWMNSW, and we can help.
5. Be Mindful of Your Social Media Activity
Since there is a possibility that God might lead you to serve in a country hostile to Christians, be mindful of your social media activity. Avoid using social media to promote your beliefs, but instead share general content that focuses on cultural experiences, local cuisines, and other aspects of different countries or cultures that you find interesting. Don't draw any unwanted attention to yourself.
6. Connect with APWWNSW
If you want more ideas on how to start preparing for overseas mission work, or if you're looking for seasoned missionaries to mentor or coach you, get in touch with the APWMNSW committee today. Remember, the road to overseas mission work may be long and challenging, but with God's leading, you can make a meaningful impact on the world.