Archive for September, 2006

New adventures in everyday living

New adventures in everyday living

September 28th, 2006 | By Nyx living in Philippines | More from Nyx

More action happening on the home front than anywhere else. For so many years I have had more "active" ministries in the Family, and I know it’s been the assumption that the busier missionaries are the ones on the field, in the far flung jungles and tribes, or out ministering in the leper colonies and […]

September 26th, 2006

Mike is attending a Family seminar, I’m preparing to leave for Mexico to be a Family missionary there… a lot of changes are happening and will continue to happen as the year winds down. One thing you can always bet on in life as a Family International Missionary is constant change; new countries and cultures […]

Letting go

Letting go

September 26th, 2006 | By Flo living in Mexico | More from Flo

Losing control was one of those things I avoided assiduously in life; every day was planned and maximized, every move calculated and organized. For 7 years I worked on a specific “cyber-missionary” type of ministry and everything I did was directly related to computers and phones. It was a good, fulfilling life. But out of […]

All the proof I need

All the proof I need

September 23rd, 2006 | By Nyx living in Philippines | More from Nyx

Yesterday I was talking to someone who is a professed atheist. In the past, I may have been somewhat intimidated by some athiests’ strong perspectives on religion or spirituality and such… but this time, as I spoke with him I became even more enthusiastic about my God. You see, I was just telling a story […]

His magical love

His magical love

September 20th, 2006 | By Nyx living in Philippines | More from Nyx

In The Family International, different levels of membership allow for part-time jobs. I live with just my family, as a Missionary Member, and as you’ve probably noticed in my blogs, its been hard to make ends meet. He has provided in various ways, and promised us He would continue to if we kept on serving […]

So different

So different

September 18th, 2006 | By Sara and Vincent living in India | More from Sara and Vincent

God really knew what He was doing when He made everyone so different. I just came to this conclusion today as we were practicing and preparing for a upcoming program that we are putting on. Our theme is "Around the World" (OK, so it’s a Treasure Attic title) and the basic message is that the […]

Wouldn’t trade it for the world!

Wouldn’t trade it for the world!

September 17th, 2006 | By Flo living in Mexico | More from Flo

My mom (who is a missionary in Chile) recently sent me the following article, which I absolutely loved. I’ve highlighted in bold the ones I identify with, which are quite a few. Any ring a bell to you? (And by the way, football IS played with a round, spotted ball, no matter what you may […]

Road Trip

Road Trip

September 15th, 2006 | By Sara and Vincent living in India | More from Sara and Vincent

An adventure to a nearby city! Well, our 3 day trip this time was nothing less than that when two of us girls took the local bus to a city that was an overnight ride away. We were treated to Hindi remake of ‘the Godfather’, and if the movie wasn’t creepy enough I had toes […]

Ah, hind-sight

Ah, hind-sight

September 13th, 2006 | By Flo living in Mexico | More from Flo

It was my turn to cook breakfast this cold, rainy morning, and as I stood half-awake by the stove stirring the pot of oatmeal it occurred to me that not everybody can prepare a decent bowl of oatmeal. (Shock!) I remember clearly the person who taught me how to prepare it—in fact she taught me […]

Print media woes

Print media woes

September 9th, 2006 | By Flo living in Mexico | More from Flo

I’ve been reading in the news about the capture of Warren Steve Jeffs, a leader of the Church of the Latter Day Saints. Having been on the bitter receiving end of media sensationalism, I’m having a hard time making up my mind about the guy. Everything seems to point against him, but who knows? It’s […]