We just received a list of questions on our Facebook page from a friend of ours. This person is considering going into full-time missionary work. I thought our answers could be a benefit to others considering missions or those that wonder what life on the mission field is like. Enjoy! - JP
Q. So how long have you been on the field?
A. We've been here about 7 1/2 yrs now.
Q. What was the "call" that made it a final decision? In other words what made you say ok now is the time?
A. We had been invited to speak at RHEMA Germany and were praying for our trip when God interrupted my prayer time with a booming "voice that isn't a voice" in my heart. He said, "Don't just prepare to go for a week... prepare to move your family there." After a week or so, Robin knew it too. We felt as if Oct, 2001 was the right time to go. We left three weeks after 9/11.
Q. What made you choose Germany?
A. Our call was specific. We knew we were to go to Bonn and help RHEMA Germany to start out.
Q. Were there attacks to keep you home?
A. Not any major ones that we can think of... there were some financial issues, but God really came through for us.