Seeing people put into practice what they’ve learnt to start their own businesses and then “at the end of the day, they’re actually able to be self-sustainable and provide for their families” is one of Jacob’s favourite aspects of the training.
To be working in the country of his birth is coming “full circle” for George. “I want to help people who are suffering,” he explained. “I want to do my best in helping them to know about Jesus.”
As David learnt about countries in northern Africa, his interest piqued while his classmates focussed on other areas of the world. “I love challenges,” said David, “And that’s why I find myself here in central North Africa when no one else wanted to go.”
In their mid-sixties, Kiwis Pam and Alan retired. Sort of. “You don’t retire and suddenly that’s it,” Alan explained. “You just continue on involved in the Kingdom but with some changes.”
“Before MDT I had all my ideas of ‘this is what my missions life is going to look like,’” laughed Lina. Soon she realised that what she had envisioned was not in God’s immediate plan for her.