Was poking around on the Global Ministries web site and discovered they have a Weblog where missionaries post their stories, thoughts and observations.

If you’ve ever wondered what the life of a missionary is like, this blog appears to offer the unvarnished truth – good, bad, boring, exciting. Here is a sample entry from Marla Schrader, Global Ministries missionary in Palestine:

It has been more than three years since our family left Bethlehem during the Spring 2002 series of IDF military incursions into the West Bank and Gaza Strip. I left after a decade of mission service, while Leo, Jonathan and Anna Grace left their homeland. I will never forget that late May morning and how it took three adults to pry Jonathan’s grip off the front door. So desperate was my three-year-old son’s desire not to be uprooted from his home. We all left with the plan to return in 18 months, for surely the situation could not worsen. And then…it did.

Click here to visit the Global Ministries Weblog.