​A Different Kind of Family

Lessons from a student missionary

It was a Friday night in Southeast Asia.* I was a student missionary taking a break from my hectic week by spending time with my team. Mr. and Mrs. Robertson, one of the career missionary couples, had invited the student missionaries to their house for a night of rejuvenation and fun. We spent the evening by first sharing testimonies. We then enjoyed telling cheesy jokes, playing games, and snacking on the most American food we could make: popcorn and smoothies.

We were a diverse group of people hailing from New Jersey, Michigan, Nebraska, Canada, and Jamaica.

I was the only missionary …

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