We recently went to hear a report from a young lady who has been serving on some of the islands in the continent of Oceania. We have known her for a long time and have kept updated on her serving since she left Colorado when she was 19. What stood out to us when she was sharing about her time serving was that she had the courage to share how it affected her mentally. This is something that is rarely talked about by those sharing about their missionary experiences. We believe that it is most likely because missionaries feel that if they share personal difficulties, they will lose financial support or that people will look poorly on their ability to serve.
Having served in Haiti we know that there are difficult times those in other countries have while serving in ministry. This is why we would ask you to pray for those serving in the Christian World Outreach (CWO) ministries in Haiti, Burkina Faso, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe. They all have such a heart for the people around them and want to care for all the needs they see. Many times, we know they put others needs ahead of their own.