Question about Singles/Families for missionaries:
"My spouse and I are both medical professionals. How could we share medical ministry and family roles?"
Through the mission agency or through other experienced medical missionaries, you can get lots of tips and support. Such a partnership is exciting and rewarding.
The biggest difference, a positive one, is that we can include our family in the ministry. We can take our daughters on mission trips and enhance their education in many ways. Working for God, a family gains the opportunity to see life outside the box and grow with the calling. They see physical and spiritual poverty and need. Medicine is a mighty tool to accomplish God's work; healing and compassion go hand in hand with showing Christ's love.
We have discovered with prayer that we can work together in medical missions. By complementing each others gifts, we can accomplish the vision that God has given us. Greg is the conceptual idea man, and I am the relational component.
We work together, make lists, communicate, respect each member's space, and give our lives to God. We include our daughters in our prayer needs and ministry, and they see our hearts they grow spiritually. At the end of the day we try to go home, spend quality family time together, and keep our priorities straight.
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