Missionary Grief and Lamenting Losses:  Realities of missionary life- it is difficult to go, it is difficult to stay, and it is difficult to return back home.  Support raising, good byes, uprooting, losing a sense of home, losing your mother tongue, moving on from a ministry you have poured your life into, watching your children struggle, watching your spouse struggle, returning to what doesn’t feel like home anymore.  

 

In this workshop we will look at how we can come alongside missionaries and help them to lament their losses.  What really is helpful?  What is not helpful?  Is it biblical?  This is an area many missionaries get “stuck” and often work hard to hide what feels like negative, unspiritual emotions.