“What then are some implications for today’s missionaries? ”
“Strong spirituality is required (Taylor, Martin and Gracia Burnham).
God calls his choice co-laborers out of both secure (Zinzendorf) and insecure (Moravians) settings.
We are to go no matter what the cost (Moon, Macomber, the Burnhams, seventy-nine CIM missionaries and their children).
We should expect culture shock, stress, and loneliness (the Taylors, Macomber, Shetler).
Persecution is inevitable—and can come at any time (Macomber, the Burnhams).
Missionaries should stay on the field no matter how long it takes (Shetler, Natasha).
Every missionary comes with strengths and weaknesses (all).
Team conflict, as well as conflict within a mission agency or sending church(es), is a reality (Taylor and CIM, Moon).
Teamwork is possible (the Serampore Trio, Shetler and Fetzer).
Missionary snobbery exists between mission agencies and educational institutions (experienced by Taylor and CIM missionaries).
Lifelong learning (nonformal, formal, combination of both) is necessary (Hudson, Maria Taylor).
God uses the nonformally educated (Taylor) as well as the formally educated (Bush, Winter, Gava).
Missionaries can serve in both strategic (Winter, Bush) and practitioners’ roles (Macomber, Natasha).
Ministry roles and models can and should vary considerably—from business (Zinzendorf) to teaching (Macomber) to Bible translating (Shetler) to evangelizing (Natasha) to training[…]”