Jolanda is traveling again!
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07 Jan 2016
We trust that your new year is off to a great start! After spending some time in Arizona with Rodney's family, we are back into the swing of things here in Colorado Springs.

We want to thank all of you who donated something extra in December. It's always nice to have a "year-end bonus".

Missionary Care Foundations Course

Jolanda had been thinking about it for months and finally this week, with only a few days to spare, decided to attend the Missionary Care Foundations Course offered at the Youth With A Mission base in Chico, California.

She flies out early Saturday morning and the course starts Sunday. It is a three-week course, but she will only be going for two of those weeks.

The course will be a mix of missionaries that work in Member (Missionary) Care mostly in North America but also all over the globe.

Jolanda is looking forward to reconnecting and networking with fellow member care workers here in the U.S. and getting even more effective and equipped in what she loves doing. Equipping missionaries for greater resilience and effectiveness of life service.
It is an intense training which will cover (among many others) the following topics:
  • Active Listening Skills
  • Stress Management
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Cross-Cultural Stress
  • Helping Others in Grief and Loss
  • Helping With Re-Entry
  • Risk and Contingency Planning
  • Third Culture Kids
Want to read more and explore the website of the Youth With A Mission base where she'll be at? Take a look here.

Please keep her in prayer these next two weeks that she will be able to get as much as possible out of the course.

Please also keep Rodney, Lisa and Sarah in your prayers as they stay behind. Just pray that they get out of the house clothed, fed and on time in the mornings (7:30AM)! Ha ha.
And thanks again for partnering with us by reading our updates, praying for us and by your donations!

Blessings from a white, snowy Colorado Springs,
Rodney, Jolanda, Lisa and Sarah
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