Suggestions for future missionaries …

I recently commented on a blog discussing training for future missionaries.  The original link is below, here are two suggestions I added.

http://travissnode.wordpress.com/2008/12/09/advice-to-young-men-preparing-to-be-missionaries/

Prepare Now. Start learning and preparing for the field. Go to similar restaurants as you might serve in. Read books concerning missions, the biblical basis, history/biographies, cultural and strategic issues. Learn about unreached people groups, what a church planting movement, insider movements are and figure out where you stand in key issues (C-scale)

Be involved now. Moving across the ocean does not give you magical powers to be a missionary; start practicing living missional NOW! Practice interacting with all types of people. Learn ways to grow relationships quick and be able to ask questions to move the subject deeper. Pray! Pray for these people you will serve and begin to grow a love in your heart for them. Learn how to rely on yourself spiritually and not have to be feed from others.

Go to the original site, what would you modify or add?

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