Tuesday, May 19, 2009

BOOK (and Other Resources) for Parents of Missionaries

Source: National Network of Parents of Missionaries

Parents of Missionaries: How to Thrive and Stay Connected When Your Children and Grandchildren Serve Cross-culturally
, by Cheryl Savageau and Diane Stortz. Authentic Books, 2008, 304 pages.

"Combining a counselor's professional insight and a parent's personal journey, plus ideas and stories from dozens of missionaries and POMs, 
Parents of Missionaries is a valuable tool for missions mobilizers and educators as well as parents. 

"Whether you're the parent of a missionary recruit or a parent of an experienced missionary, you'll benefit from the authors research and personal experience as they present a comprehensive plan for understanding missionary life, navigating the holidays, grand-parenting long-distance, and saying goodbye well."

This book was just released a week ago. In the US you can order it from Amazon for just $11.55 plus shipping, 
here. (Probably much harder to find outside the US.)

See also: Eight free "tip sheets" anyone can download and use (with proper attribution), from the POM network's web site:

Ten Best Benefits of Being a POM
Good POM Relationships with Adult Children
How to Pray for Parents of Missionaries 
POMs Can Grandparent Great Across the Miles! 
Top Ten Tips for Parents of Missionaries
How to Understand and Help Your Parents (for recruits and missionaries)
How Churches and Agencies Can Do POM Care
Ten Tips for Getting Through the Holidays as a POM 

Another helpful resource is the quarterly newsletter 
Harvest Legacy, published byWomen of the Harvest.

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