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Have you ever wondered what keeps some missionaries on the field for ages? Is it stubbornness or is there more? Researchers are discovering that certain clusters of qualities together make some people more resilient than others. “Resiliency” is a Member Care podcast that takes a dive into the world of grit and stretch-ability to help us better understand and grow in our ability to go through difficulties and come out on the other side better and stronger. Join co-hosts Silas West and Steve Findley in their conversations about resiliency with experts, field workers and those who support them.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 37 Ratings

Have you ever wondered what keeps some missionaries on the field for ages? Is it stubbornness or is there more? Researchers are discovering that certain clusters of qualities together make some people more resilient than others. “Resiliency” is a Member Care podcast that takes a dive into the world of grit and stretch-ability to help us better understand and grow in our ability to go through difficulties and come out on the other side better and stronger. Join co-hosts Silas West and Steve Findley in their conversations about resiliency with experts, field workers and those who support them.

    Episode 55- Grief and the Holidays by Silas West

    Episode 55- Grief and the Holidays by Silas West

    A number of global workers have shared how difficult it is to face the loss of the holiday season. COVID-19 complicates an already difficult time of year for some people. At the request of some of those who have asked Silas to share what he has shared with them on the podcast, he draws from experience, reading and other podcasts some things he often discusses with his grieving clients. 

    Resource:

    The Grief Tower by Lauren Wells

    "Lifes Tough Edges" by Nora Mclnerny

    "Everything Happens" with Kate Bowler

    Prophetic Lament by Soong-Chan Rah




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    Episode 54- The Fellowship of Sharing in Jesus’s Suffering with Jonathan and Nicole

    Episode 54- The Fellowship of Sharing in Jesus’s Suffering with Jonathan and Nicole

    How would you respond if the month before you were to deploy to a war-torn nation, the leader of it publicly declared that any nationals who converted to Christianity would be subject to imprisonment and/or the death penalty, and any foreigners associated with that conversion would experience the same fate? Such was the case for Jonathan and Nicole 20 years ago when they first deployed to the field. Join our conversation with them as they share how they suffered alongside their neighbors in ways those neighbors could see, and it opened pathways to ministry into their lives. You'll be moved as they share from Psalm 42, how the poisoned darts of rejection, after rejection, after rejection of the gospel caused a soul weariness and pain that could only be helped and healed by bathing themselves in the Word.  A profound commitment to a culture of prayer has been their source of strength through the years.  "It's been an absolute key to our resiliency.  It's kept our hearts and hope alive."


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    Episode 53- “I Have a Work for You to do in Edinburgh” with Tom and Leigh Anne Fraley

    Episode 53- “I Have a Work for You to do in Edinburgh” with Tom and Leigh Anne Fraley

    “I Have a Work for You to do in Edinburgh”. That word of the Lord, confirmed through a praying saint, launched Tom and Leigh Anne to Scotland 13+ years ago. God’s word was tested by a battle with cancer and a 50% chance of survival prognosis. The testing continued through the first seven years of antagonism and no response to the gospel. But resiliency through persevering faith and daily abiding has led to God-ordained fruit that remains. Pour yourself a "cuppa" and enjoy the Fraley’s warm and inviting way of sharing about their ups and downs, passion for Jesus, and the flock He’s called them to love, build up, and send out over the years.

    link to: Brave Mama


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    Episode 52- Pre-Field Prep with Burritt Hess

    Episode 52- Pre-Field Prep with Burritt Hess

    Waco, TX physician Burritt Hess is no stranger to the world of global missions. Not only is he married to a Third Culture Kid, he has been serving the medical needs of missionaries for decades. In today’s interview, we have a conversation with Burritt about necessary elements of pre-field preparation that make for resilient workers from the unique perspective of an MD.


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    Episode 51- Loving and Serving the Least of These in Sierra Leone with Cami Goble

    Episode 51- Loving and Serving the Least of These in Sierra Leone with Cami Goble

    Cami was an impoverished latchkey kid growing up in a single parent household. That's where she first encountered Jesus through, of all things, a TV commercial where He invited her to share His heart for vulnerable children in Africa. Christ’s heart of compassion grew from a concern into a calling. Cami joined Word Made Flesh Sierra Leone and has now served in Freetown, the capital of the W. African nation, for 17 years. Cami’s story of sacrificial love and laying hold of Christ’s grace is captivating and a poignant picture of resiliency and grit.


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    Episode 50- Processing The Issues Of Your Heart with Steve and Mindy Peterson

    Episode 50- Processing The Issues Of Your Heart with Steve and Mindy Peterson

    "Its never too late for a fresh start". These words still ring in my head whenever I (Silas) am faced with an offense or loss. In 2004, during a sabbatical year from the field, Steve and his wife Mindy invested in our lives personally and through their ministry which is now called Fresh Start For all Nations. It was always my intention to get Steve and Mindy on the podcast. However, sadly Steve passed away last year and embarked on his ultimate Fresh Start. Through their ministry, thousands of men, women and young people continue to find freedom from the effects of offense, hurt, or loss through the transforming power of forgiveness and freedom in Jesus Christ. 

    This episode is a little different from our normal format. Instead of an interview, we are sharing a recording of a teaching Steve and Mindy shared in a small group setting. you can find a PDF of the booklet they reference, "Processing The Issues Of Your Heart", on the Fresh Start website.

    Learning how to cancel the debts I hold and declare that no one owes me anything because God alone satisfies me has been a key in my own resiliency over the years. It is our hope that you also find this to be a helpful tool in your resiliency toolbox.


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    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

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37 Ratings

37 Ratings

JKStraz ,

Best podcast I’ve listened to for overseas workers

I have been overseas for a year & a half now. Every time I listen to this podcast I leave encouraged, wanting to know Jesus more and have some practical things to think about or do. This podcast has definitely played a role in me staying on the field while going through all that 2020 has thrown at us. Thanks for making this and your impact is far reaching!

morgankbass ,

powerful & practical

this podcast is amazing! I love their honesty about real topics that affect the day to day lives of followers of Jesus. they recognize the reality of how difficult experiences that demand resilience can be, but always offer the hope of Jesus & the fruit that walking in resilience provides. they are grounded in scripture, testimonies, and practical tools for how to not just hear encouraging stories but to use those tools in your life so you can walk in freedom and wholeness. worth the listen!!!

Luke 2:52 ,

So helpful!

As A Mom to an adult child who’s been recently sent. This is my constant link to her and clarify’s for me how to pry over her!

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