How to Welcome your Missionary Friends Home

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The pandemic sends missionaries home to the United States and simultaneously increases needs in the field.

“People are experiencing a need for God and His Word in an obvious and personal way. It’s been neat to see the way God is continuing the work, even in the middle of a pandemic,” Wycliffe USA’s Beth Matheson says.

“In some cases, work is accelerated because of the pandemic. Local leaders are stepping into roles they might not have considered before.”

Wycliffe USA partners with organizations and individuals to advance Bible translation worldwide. In some instances, that means sending missionaries from the United States to foreign mission fields. Feeling called? Find an opportunity here.

“Some people have chosen to stay longer because the field where they’re serving is experiencing harder things,” Matheson says, describing a current trend on the global mission field.

“[At the same time], a lot of people needed to come home earlier, simply because they have health issues they need to be in the U.S. to deal with well.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth


  • Ask the Lord to reveal how He can use you to encourage Gospel workers in your social circle.
  • Pray missionaries on home assignment will find encouragement and rest.