Women surviving the great commission
‘Everyone has a mental image of what a missionary should be.’ Are they adventurous? Are they studious? Sociable? Gifted at languages? Good at stewarding their money? We may have moved on from the explorers in the African bush with high-knee socks but, perhaps without realising, we have a picture of what the missionaries we know and support should be like, what they should be doing with their time and what they should be achieving. It’s even more likely that the missionaries themselves have an expectation of their role and purpose. When expectations and the reality don’t meet, and pressures in the new community are all around, the feeling of failure can rise. In this book, Sue Eenigenburg and Robynn Bliss explore the link between expectations and burnout, particularly for women as they engage in the Great Commission.