WorldVenture appointed me, not my husband, Tony, as a missionary. Yet, he plays a role in what I do every day.
- I introduced him to Facebook. He now posts #LunchroomViews when he hikes, influencing both secular and believer in his online life.
- Helped him merge to Twitter. He’s learning the ins and outs of that, too.
- He’s political, but through WorldVenture’s missional influence, his belief in God is lived out in redeeming ways online politically and personally. It’s more about the relationship with others now.
He has become an avid prayer warrior and helps me manage ministry, job, and appointments with prospective financial partners by picking up most of the house work on his days off. This weighs on me. I love him for his generosity.
Before I hit the button that rocketed me into this new world, we talked alot about what this will mean for our marriage and for each other. What if I have to travel without him to a different country? What if it’s a dangerous country? What if I was jailed for my efforts online or persecuted legally and we lost everything? Would he still love me even if the world was against me? Inevitably, what I do will impact him, too.
We share an open marriage where we talk about things before they become an issue. Our relationship is honest; it’s been honest from the beginning. He tells me things I don’t want to hear, and I hold up my end of the bargain by listening. His role as friend, partner in my online ministries, and husband is important to me as a person and missionary.
I wouldn’t be a missionary today if God hadn’t brought him into my life. I would still be wandering.
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