On Being a Missionary

revised edition
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Dr. Hale’s practical wisdom is here freely offered to the missionary-to-be and others interested in missions–wisdom hard-earned in Nepal on everything from calling to raising a missionary family to cross-cultural communication. Now revised to include perspectives on the realities of the changing missionary force and the challenges of bonding with a new culture in an increasingly globalized and technologically connected world, this edition of On Being a Missionary addresses current issues while maintaining the wit and warmth of the man who first challenged us with his perspectives on being a missionary.

  • ISBN: 9780878083985
  • Pages: 522
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Published: 2012
  • Publisher: William Carey Library

Table of Contents

Preface from Thomas Hale
Preface from Gene Daniels

  1. Why Missionaries?
  2. The Call
  3. Preparation
  4. Into the New World
  5. Making the Transcultural Connection
  6. Nepal 1, Visitors 0
  7. Kings, Cooks, Beggars, Saints
  8. A Palace or a Mud Hut?
  9. Thoughts for New Missionaries— and old ones
  10. Sin and Interpersonal Conflict
  11. Resolving Interpersonal Conflict
  12. Fitting into the Team
  13. Keeping the Focus
  14. The Major Mission Ministries
  15. More Recent Developments
  16. Stress
  17. Prayer and the Holy Spirit
  18. Singles and Doubles
  19. Missionary Children
  20. Home Assignment


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