When mission partners head overseas the cost of separation isn’t just felt by them. Parents, siblings and other family members bear the burden too. Christmas can be especially challenging – as most people spend extended time with their wider families, relations of mission partners will be noticing the empty spot at the dinner table. COVID restrictions have meant that many mission partners haven’t seen family members for over two years. Some have had to cancel trips to the UK last minute as travel limitations were reimposed.
The support and care you show to the families of mission partners can make a difference. Whether they’re Christians or not, the love shown by church family can really help those who are struggling. For unbelieving relatives, care from church partners can be an invaluable witness for the gospel.
We think there are at least six ways you can show your support to family members left behind. Why not reach out to anyone at your church who has family serving overseas or link up with the family members of the mission partners you support?
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