Overseas missionary work takes years of training and fundraising, but many leave the field after a few years because they can't find a spouse.
A new website launching today hopes to tackle that problem by placing missionaries and Christian expatriates into a network that enables them to find spouses in the field.
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Now, Called is gaining momentum with the help of Gerin St. Prior to meeting his fiancée, he hesitated to move overseas without a spouse—even after taking five short-term mission trips.
Claire, a 2013 graduate from Covenant Theological Seminary who works as the site's operations director. "I was afraid that leaving America would sink my hopes, so I waited," he said. I decided that tackling this bigger issue was more worthwhile than trying to kill my desire to find a spouse." According to a Pioneers International report, singleness is the fourth reason appointees don't make it to the mission field or take a long time getting there.
Are you single, a follower of Jesus, and called to serve outside your home culture?We met in Liverpool at the University - I left France where I lived before to study.After Poland joined the EU my partner came to Liverpool to study too.Called Together is a global community of singles who are doing exactly that, whether serving through NGOs, in education, business, justice, media, or the arts.Called Together seeks to connect you to other singles who share your specific burdens and calling, who can partner with you, whether in teams or through godly marriages and family.And Patton said, "Missionaries leave the field for various reasons, but some of the biggest obstacles are financial support, team dynamics, loneliness and hopelessness for single person's desire to find a mate, getting married to a non-missionary, and leaving ministry ...