Revisiting 5 Themes of Ill Health Amongst Global Workers

As we serve the Lord in this complex task of missions, here are some of our vulnerabilities. This site is not directed exculsively to medical workers, but I see a lot of these same issues in medical missions. Thanks, Scott, for helping us see ourselves. This should cause us to stop, examine priorities and assumptions, and get back to basics. Whose mission is this anyway, ours or our Lord’s?

Tending Scattered Wool

A couple of years ago I posted five entries on five themes I saw consistently amongst global workers that cause or lead to ill health and ineffectiveness. Some of these entries are the most read on this sight. Below is the list of the five topics, the first two being the most repeatedly viewed:

  1. Spiritual Anemia
  2. Total Exhaustion
  3. Relationships in Crisis
  4. Identity attached to Role and Responsibility
  5. Lack of Permission for Personal Development and Care

Based on the first two being the most viewed, we may be a spiritually thin, tired bunch.

I am going to revisit these themes with some reflections and resources on what I have learned and observed over the past couple of years.

The Interesting Observation of these Same Themes Amongst Member Care Providers
I have increasingly been investing more time in training, coaching, mentoring, and advising other member care providers. What I have quickly observed is that these…

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Doctor, epidemiologist, husband, father, Christian missionary physician

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