Wednesday, July 24, 2013

FAQs about being an MD (Part 1)

There are questions that I have been asked about my new journey as a Missionary Disciple (MD), and they are often the same questions from person to person.  Because of this I thought I write a post answering a few of these questions:

What mission are you going with?
I am going with World Gospel Mission (WGM).  They are the same organization I was with during my previous time in Honduras.  Here is a link to a section on their website that will tell you more:

What is a Missionary Disciple?
Being a Missionary Disciple is a three year commitment, and it is the first step towards becoming a career missionary.  The first year (where I am now in the process) is Homeland Missionary Assignment.   During this year I will be sharing with churches, groups, and individuals about my call to missions and acquiring the prayer support and funds necessary to get to the field.  I will also be getting the training needed for effective cross cultural ministry. The next two years I will be in Honduras serving in ministry, going to language school, and being mentored and discipled by an experienced missionary.  

Where will you be living?  What will you be eating?
I will probably live in a apartment owned by the mission.  I'll have electricity and most appliances that I would have in the US.  I won't have air conditioning, but the windows are glass slats that open like mini blinds and let in a nice breeze. 

As for food I can make almost all of the food we eat in the US, but I love Honduran food so I will often make it instead.  Beans, rice, tortillas, plantains, beef, chicken and cheese are some of the most common foods.  It is less spicy than most Mexican food and has a different flavor.  I have continued to cook Honduran food since returning to the States, although I have had to make some substitutions. Someday I'll have to post a recipe or two!

I'll be adding more questions in my next post, but I'll leave it at this for now.  Let me know what questions you have.  Don't forget to sign up for my newsletter (it's in one of the boxes to the right)!